Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Giant Gingerbread House

The kids painted Sienna's cardboard house like a gingerbread house today:

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Family in Clay:)

I finally had some time to make me a family ornament!
Ramona, Charles, Sienna and Hunter (the dog).

Friday, December 18, 2009

Custom Family Ornaments

I just finished these adorable custom family ornaments!
I am so happy with how they turned out!
I will be offering them in my Etsy shop soon!

They are all marked with 2009 on the backs:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Busy, Busy

I feel like I have been working on ornaments non-stop for days!
In between, I have been making gift baskets, full of lots of homemade goodies, for teachers, etc....
Below is a picture of the one that we dropped off at the post office today.
Our post office is wonderful!
They are always so sweet to my kids too!
We love them!
I have been tying on one of my ornaments to each of them.
I think that they turned out so cute!

Well, back to ornament making!
...with some baking and kids' school Christmas show watching (tomorrow) mixed in.
Why is the week before Christmas always so busy?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Zsu Zsu Pets

Have you heard of them?
Luckily, my kids have not requested them for Christmas!
I've heard that they are pretty hard to find!
Here is a set of the cute little hamsters that I just made:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Project 320

We are going to build a well.
You are going to
build a well.

(photo courtesy of Jody Landers)

Because we can.
Because you can.
Right now sweet, generous, creative and caring women from all over the country are sewing, knitting, painting, shopping, blogging, praying.
Over 100 items.
Handmade and heartfelt happiness.
December 14th
and ending
December 18th
Project 320
will be holding a virtual raffle.
10 prize bundles.
Each $10 donation to the well
earns one virtual ticket.
You get to choose how many "tickets" to buy
and which prize package you want to win.
On December 21st we will "draw" ten winners.
But most of all,
we will celebrate the victory.
The promise of clean water for a village.
Are you excited?
You should be!!!!
Because it is going to be awesome.
Grab a button.
Spread the word.
(info above taken from http://project320.blogspot.com/)
To learn more about Project 320, please go to http://project320.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Joy to the World

We got our Christmas cards today!
They turned out great!
I can't wait to send them out!
Thanks to everyone that helped me pick out the picture to use...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A few more familiar characters

Do you recognize them?

These guys will be made into pendants and hung from necklaces...
to be sold in my Etsy shop soon:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


If you have young kids,
you probably know who this little guy is!
He's Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba:

He is going to be turned into a charm and hung from leather cord necklace.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I made a hoodie!

Next...I need to find some girly t-shirts, so I can make each of my daughters one! Sienna requested one with a rainbow. Hope I can find a t-shirt with a rainbow on it:) If not, I guess I could paint one! I'm off to the thrift store tomorrow!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


In ALL of my stores!

This weekend only!

(free shipping promotion ends Monday, November 30)

Toho seed beads and more: http://dalghouse.com/

Polymer clay beads, ornaments, wedding cake toppers, etc...: http://3moonbabies.etsy.com/

upcycled clothes, accessories and more: http://dalghouse.etsy.com

Please stop by and take a peek!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Beaded Earring Patterns

Time to get beading!
Here are some Christmas beaded earring patterns to get you started.
These would make wonderful gifts:)

Christmas Light Bulb Earring Pattern:

Need supplies?

Check out my Ebay store for seed beads and more....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Sale: 20% off!!!

I am having a Thanksgiving sale in my Ebay store. Almost everything is 20% off!!! Sale ends Thanksgiving day.

Don't forget to take advantage of our low, flat shipping fee:
Shipping and handling is $2.50 for the first item, free for any additional items (as long as they ship together) for USA and Canadian purchases.
Please stop by and take a look!
Our welcome mat is always out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Custom Ornaments

A recent custom order (love the names!):
If you would like your own...you can find them in my Etsy shop here.
These would make wonderful gifts for teachers too!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beaded Cupcake Earring Kit!!!

Everything You Need Kit to Make Cupcake Beaded Earrings Brick Stitch Pattern
You can find it in my here in my Etsy shop or here in my Ebay store.
(Pattern is my original design.)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Give Water for Christmas

Water for Christmas is a great cause!

I donated. Will you?
You can also help by purchasing something from this Etsy shop. All proceeds go directly to building fresh water wells in Liberia.
I just love this ornament:

picture from: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Water4Christmas

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wow! That was fast!

I got the fabric that I ordered
for the Joy's Hope Scarf Along today!!!
It is even prettier in person!
I can't wait to see this fabric in scarf form!
(it is the Earth Mama Bundle from MaterialGal on Etsy)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Caramel Corn...in your Microwave!

I just had to share this recipe. It is for super yummy caramel corn made in your microwave. It is so easy to make...and clean-up is easy too!

This caramel corn would make a great gift. Also, it's a great way to use up your paper grocery bags!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Have you heard of this?

We have been doing it for about a month now...and it's kind of fun.
It helps you think out of the box for meals, at least one day a week!

Also, don't for get to vote for your favorite in So You Think You're Crafty!

Oh yeah...and the Joy's Hope Scarf Along starts today!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I just added a new painted shirt set to my other etsy shop. This one spells out JOY.
I am going to use them for my Christmas cards this year.
Today I wanted to get some pictures of the shirts on my models.
Unfortunately, I picked the absolute worst time of day to take pictures...too bright...too many shadows...etc...etc.
But, I was determined to work with them!
With the help of some Pioneer Woman Photoshop Actions, I think that they aren't too bad:)
Which one should I use for my Christmas cards???



I think that I like # 4 the best...but not too sure...hmmmm...what do you think?
(P.s. I'm also planning on using part of the lyrics for "Joy to the World" somehow in my cards.)
What do you do for your holiday cards? Do you make them?