“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Puppies, Stars, Gingerbread and Angels

How was your Friday?
Ours was beautiful!
It rained all day long and it was actually cold.
Cold for us..it was 55 degrees!
We've had to wrap up all toasty.

I stood out in my little garden and marveled at the weather.
(notice the kitty all snuggled up on a little bed?)

 When it's like this, I'm very inspired to make
Christmas decorations.
I created two different projects 
using Lisa Kettell Designs  products.

I bought a paper mache house shaped box at a craft store.
After I painted it gingerbread and ivory
I added glittered candies, stickers, lace trim and a cupcake.
 After I painted the Tristan style doll heads brown and glittery
I added them to the gingerbread 'cookies'
The next project is an ornament
using my favorite dolly, carnival Lulu!
 You need a wooden circle about 5 inches in diameter.
Hot glue glitter tinsel around the circle.
glue a Styrofoam snowflake to the front of the circle.
Paint Carnival Lulu, add wings, skirt and tiny Christmas tree.
Glue her to the snowflake.
add a pipe cleaner to the back of the circle to make a hanger.
I hope you get a chance to try out these projects..they're super fun to make.

Don't forget you can purchase these doll parts 
in Lisa's shop.

Thank you to everyone that emailed and posted
suggestions on getting rid of those nasty cramps..
you're all awesome!
Have a great weekend.


  1. Aww, your doggy is so cute, and you have quite a magical garden! LOVE your paper mache house and Lulu sparkly ornament!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! xo

  2. Love your sweet puppy :)
    Your garden looks like a magical place. I would always want to be there in the evenings.
    Your little Angel ornament is so perfectly sweet! just adorable.
    Have a happy day!

  3. Sweet photo of the pup. You make the cutest arting. I love the house. We actually have snow.....so today we make stuff too. Oma Linda

  4. You even have a magical garden! I dressed up one of the dogs today in a quilted jacket. The other dogs thought it was funny until I started putting jackets on them too.
    What an adorable sparkly fun gingerbread house!

  5. I love everything! The Lulu Angel Ornament is simply beautiful! Hugs,Tee

  6. I hope you know that once I saw the puppy I couldn't think of anything else. I'm enchanted by the lovely sparkly bits, but that puppy face rules!

  7. Adorable projects! I want to make some crafts during the Christmas holidays with my college-aged daughter. We won't have time during Thanksgiving (sad face).

    55 degrees is cold for Alabama, and we might have sleet today!!! Brrrr…..I need to get all snuggly like your fur baby! What pretty decorations!!! I love the glitter!

  8. Your ornament is adorable and oh how I love all that sparkle!!

  9. Oh Marfi, you, your fur babies and your creations are such an enchanting holiday delight. I always leave here with a huge smile and a warm heart. Love to you, Mina


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