Friday, December 24

Laughing all the way....

Ha, ha, ha!!!
Why can't there be 60 days in December?
Then I'd have a month to decorate, shop, make & all the other holiday hoop a la.
And then a month to sit back & enjoy it all.
(these little elves would object to that idea)!

Every year at this time I say 'last call', clean off the art table, hide the visa & turn on 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
What didn't get done will have to wait till next year.

Here are a few projects I managed to complete.
White Christmas by Tricia Foley is one of my favorite holiday decorating books.
I've always wanted to make stockings like the one on the cover,
this year I did!

I transferred some beautiful sheet music for this one. It holds a gift card for a special someone!

I used a family photo & St. Joseph medal for this one.
A cuff off an old sweater.
 Simple & elegant!

Then I made a pillow inspired by my sweet friend Ann.

And finally, a gift for you.
I love this Christmas image, I've used it in countless projects.
I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you friends for giving me the greatest gift of all,
the gift of friendship.
I wish you all the Merriest Holiday,
filled with family, food & frolic.
Lots of frolic!

39 comments:

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Lisa,
The children look adorable! Love all your creations also....

May you be blessed this Christmas and have a wonderful time!

Susie

abbymaya said...

I'm with you! I can't believe it's almost over.

I love the banner you made with cabinet cards and frames... seeing some great ideas for gifties next year.

Debra@Common Ground said...

60 days sounds great!!! There just isn't time to do it all. The photo album garland is just amazing. I'm going to borrow your idea.
Hope you and your family have a Happy and Blessed Christmas!
xoxo,
Debra

Beth Leintz said...

love love love your Christmas projects; adding Tricia Foley's book to my Amazon cart; Merry Christmas and thanks for an awesome and inspiring year of friendship, my Texas sister.

Charlene said...

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas my sweet friend. I know with your 3 elves you can't help but, have a really great day. HUGS!
Charlene

Vicki said...

Merry Christmas, Lisa. I'm loving the stockings and the "Glory" garland. Great word choice and beautiful imagery. Take care!

sonya said...

Lisa,
Merry Christmast to you! I love the stockings and your glory garland too.
This year has just flown by! Thank you for all your inspiration.
I pray that God blesses you and your family this coming year.
Hugs,
Sonya

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a jolly good time!
Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration and I hope the New Year is full of promise!
:)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family, dear Lisa!
I had the plan to make stockings this year too. Now it's Christmas and there are no stockings. Well, maybe next year then ... :-). Yours are very beautiful!
Happy Holidays!
xoxo,
Julia

Petite Michelle Louise said...

the kids are adorable...your creations are beautiful and this blog has been a year long delight to visit! Merriest of xmases to you sweet Lisa!

LizlovesVintage said...

Merry Christmas! Hugs, Liz

sissie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your crew Lisa!!

I just love the stockings that you made and that pillow is wonderful.

big hugs, joy and a peaceful Christmas is my wish for you.

Thanks for being my bloggy friend.

love ya more!
Sissie

June said...

Oooh Lisa, everything is so beautiful. I love that banner so much. And the stockings...just gorgeous. These will be family heirlooms someday, you know! The pillow is lovely, as is everything you create. I am trying to tap into the inspiration I get from you this month and make some altered artwork. I hope you don't laugh when I finally get the nerve to share it on my blog.hehe One thing is for sure, I am no Lisa!!! But I want you to know how grateful I am for the encouragement and inspiration that I get from you and Dawn, and Ann, and Dorthe, and others, to try new things. I have always thought of myself as only a painter, a sewer, a gardener, a woman who takes pictures, but never as an artist.

Wishing you and those sweet little elves and Mr. Clause a Merry Christmas!
love to you...

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my Lisa, what beautiful stockings. I love your work. Have yummy Christmas xoxoxo Clarice

Claudia said...

Your stockings and pillow are gorgeous, Lisa. And I have to say I especially love that banner.

Thanks for your blog friendship - enjoy It's a Wonderful Life (oh I love that movie) and Have a Very Merry Christmas!

xo
Claudia

Karen Valentine said...

Merry Christmas to you, your honey and all your precious little angels!!!
Your last minute projects are wonderful. I swear I do not know how you find time to do all that you do!!! (Do have a secret Christmas elf hiding in the closet???) Lisa, you are definitely one of the many blessings I have been given. I look forward to the new year and a better and closer friendship with you as well.
much love,
Karen

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Your elves are precious! Your Christmas stockings are beautiful and inspiring!

Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas and Blessings to you and your family!

Sandy

The Tin Rabbit said...

Merry Christmas Lisa!!! WIshing you and your family a day of joy,happiness and loads of memories! Oh and I adore those stockings...makes me want to drag out my machine and make some ... I'm off to sleep, Santa will soon be here! Love Ya!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Dear Lisa, I want to be sure to wish you a Merry Christmas before going to bed. I know you haven't heard much from me lately but it doesn't mean your forgotten by any means. You've made such beautiful things, no surprise there. And the kids are so cute.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Warm hugs...Tracy :)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Merry Christmas Lisa.
I hope you´ll have a wonderful and peaceful holiday. May it be filled with love and joy.
XOXO Tina

Diane said...

Merry Christmas, Lisa and Family!
Diane :-) <3

LuLu Kellogg said...

What lovely items! I love the banner with the cabinet cards!

Have a wonderful holiday!

LuLu Kellogg

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Merriest of Christmases to all of you!! I'll bet it was an exciting day at your place.

(yep, I'm up for some mischeif for 2011, good idea!)

Miss Gracie's House said...

I love it all!! Such fun and pretty things to decorate with...have fun with those kiddos...Merry Christmas!
Rene

diane cook said...

Hope you had a Merry one Lisa! Now, it's off to the week before a NEW Year =)
diane
xoxo

Laurie said...

Everything's beautiful! Merry Christmas, Lisa! Come and visit my blog on the 29th to share your favorite thing you made in 2010 -- I'd love to see it!

Rhonda said...

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet elves! Your blog is a gift each time you post.

Cottage Panache said...

Hope your Christmas was jolly Lisa.
Maureen

Miss Sandy said...

Merry day after Christmas Lisa! The stockings are stunning, love them and those reindeer are pretty adorable too. Right now I am so tired I am glad there are NOT 60 days in December, I don't know if I could have held up that long ;c) Hope you have a wonderful week!

The Feathered Nest said...

Jus look at those babies Lisa!!!! They are all so precious with their reindeer antlers!!!! And your creations are, as always, gorgeous to me ~ and you are so right too girl, can you believe how fast Christmas came and went????? I kinda feel like it grazed me like a speeding bullet! I hope you had an amazing Christmas but I know you must have, just having your three little blessings around! hugs and love sweet friend, Dawn

Dorthe said...

Lisa, dearest,
they are a bunch of love,happiness, and joy-and wonderfull with those on their heads.
I love your stockings, sweet friend,and the pillow are so wonderfull with those small gloves-beautifull art pieces from your clever hands.

-Lisa I`m home again and the hollydayes went as a whirlwind-just like you say-pssttt and away they were--no small arms around my neck every morning and a whisper : are you awake grandma!but the memories are to treasure for ever, and I doo--try to do the same sweetie,-as I`m sure we woun`t get 60 dayes december..LOL
Much love and hugs, Dorthe

Barbara Jean said...

all beautiful, and thank you for the sweet image.

blessings

barbara jean

ps love your pillow!!
you inspire!

Rebecca said...

Hey Lisa Girl
I agree with you, didn't get half of what I wanted to done and didn't get to play hardly at all. Now I am back from Mn and it is a blur. Christmas is over and it passed way to quickly. But I am taking this week to savor it and think about all that I have been blessed with.
I love your stockings, they are beautiful and I think I will just keep making Christmas now... all the things I didn't make, why not in January... what else do I have to do.
Wishing you and your family much love and blessings this coming New Year
Thank you for your friendship this past year, I appreciate you
Rebecca

Lovey said...

60 days of fun...sounds like a winner! Love seeing your children...they are really adorable. Enjoy your New Year! Love the pillow and stocking!

cindy said...

LOVE your stockings! Turned out fab! and I really like the banner out of old cabinet folders...I had thought about that too! Glad you beat me to it! Fabulous! Your kidlets are all soooo stinkin cute!

Hey, wishing you Happy New Year my friend!

hugs,
c

saltbox treasures said...

Everything you make is gorgeous! Love your stockings and pillow; and your banner is pretty with the vintage pic holders.
Happy New Year.
~ Julie

Tara said...

thanks for the lovely image. i really like the glory garland. have a safe and happy new year.

Rustique Gal said...

Lisa, your projects are beautiful! I totally agree that December should be longer. I didn't manage it all and had to drop things by the wayside. I never give myself enough time to do it all, then I don't have time to enjoy it either. So we can start fresh and have a great New Year!
Hugs,
Sherry

Marianne said...

Happy New Year, Lisa...I found your site through Art Affirmations.

Oh, I think 60 days for December is a wonderful idea! Where do I sign the petition?

Your remodeling is wonderful. The bedroom and bathroom are lovely...I bet you just sink into your bed at night and take a long, peaceful sigh.
Your furniture and decor are very inviting.

I must say, I thought the added touch of pirate hat stickers really put it over the top. LOL

Enjoy the new year in your 'new' home...

Marianne