Saturday, December 29, 2012

Little Glitter Houses and Church
Printable Christmas Ornaments

Yes Santa.... Inka is still alive :)) I am so sorry it has been so long and I had some great free Christmas graphics planned. Not to mention I wanted to get my Nutcracker Theater in my little etsy store. I made the characters from redressed Tuck and Sons paper dolls and the Theater is just an amazing Christmas fantasy! However I still have some work to do on the nutcracker character but he is coming along nicely.

It seems that the past few years life has just gotten in the way of my blog this time of year. This year my daughter in law was ill. It took the doctors several weeks to figure out that her gallbladder had problems, then the surgery, then the recovery. So during all this time I had my grand babies. Taking on a 14 month old when you have MS is an ENORMOUS undertaking! Sitting at the computer while watching him was mission impossible! Although his brother who is 5 helped a lot, by time I got him in bed at night I would just collapse. Then to top that off hubby has kidney stones and was on the couch for several weeks too.... no help

Once the boys went home, I had Christmas staring me in the face. I usually have the decorations up and the gifts bought by the day after Thanksgiving. This year we skipped Thanksgiving and I was still doing some shopping the day before my big Christmas eve party. So I thought I would share some pictures of our holiday decor and the little graphic for my ornaments.

 Our tree was dressed in crystal icicles, little news print houses and little music print churches. The graphic for these print with the news print and music print already on them. Now available in my little etsy store. I also I glued a heavy wood bead inside the house to weight the other side. That way the little tree did not make the ornament hang crooked. However you would not have to put a little tree on yours I just felt it really dressed them up. You might have other ideas that will work just as well.

I wrapped the gifts in newspaper and burlap ribbons

The stockings were hung by the chim... well the coat rack with care :)) I made them from vintage lace table cloth and they are reversible. You can cuff them if you like but I ended up with too much to put in them so by Christmas they were hung without the cuff.

The topiary was dressed in gold this year.

And my daughter in law did a lovely job decorating the chandelier.

We hung glitter snowflakes from the ceiling as we always do. This picture really doesn't do them justice. They spin and twinkle with every movement and it just sets such a holiday mood.

I even changed the display in my glass cloche for the season.

Well there you have it :))


Art From The heart said...

Holiday greetings,lovely to see your post. Do hope all the health problems are better and thank you for sharing the houses. They are darling!
Happy ,healthy New Year to all.
Hugs, Amy Jo

bobbie said...

I'm glad things have settled down for you now ~ and I hope you've been taking good care of yourself.
Thanks for the great templates ~ I can't wait to make some little houses!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I hope you are feeling stronger and those you love are doing well. Thank you for sharing this pattern. How generous of you.

Ann said...

I am a new friend to your blog. Beautiful Christmas decorations, and thank you so much for the adorable church printable. I will use it.

BarbART said...

Nice to see you back in the Christmas spirit! I miss you... I feel a "field trip" to Emmett coming on! Love seeing your house and it's holiday glory! I love the glitter house we made a few years ago :)

Hope to see you soon!

BarbART said...

Nice to see you back in the Christmas spirit! I miss you... I feel a "field trip" to Emmett coming on! Love seeing your house and it's holiday glory! I love the glitter house we made a few years ago :)

Hope to see you soon!

Carolyn said...

Hi Inka, I hung one of your Christmas cottage ornaments on my tree that you made some time back along with the Star ornament we made with your pattern at ArtisticSouls. Also hung the glass ornaments which brought back so many happy memories of art club when you were feeling better.

I hope you continue to improve; have more time for yourself and we can all get together again soon.

Sorry to hear about Dennis with kidney stones; how miserable for him.



Susan Shockley said...

It is so nice to see you back and feeling well.
The Houses are just lovely. Thank you for your generosity in sharing them.
Wishing you Health and Happiness, Peace, and Joy to You and your Family in the New Year.

Sarah said...

It's always a pleasure to read your posts and see your fabulous projects.
I hope 2013 is a year of good health for you and your family.

Redecórate con Lola Godoy said...

I love your work. Very interesting and beautiful your blog, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

Happy New Year.

Evy said...

Thank you for these beautiful models of creations!
I hope that 2013 will be you of the happiest and will bring the health to those that you love!

Beautiful day

Tea in the Library said...

Hope you are doing well and having a blessed holiday season. I provided a link to this project on my post White Glitter Parisian Townhouse. I used the church printout with a small group at church. They are just the cutest! Thank you so much for all the great things you share.

Margie said...

Just found you through Pinterest so I've signed up to follow you. Love these little houses. Thanks so much for the templates.

Cherie said...

How utterly lovely and festive. We love Christmas and the whole festive season

Unknown said...

I work at a library and am hoping to use some of your ideas for the children's programs. Hope you don't mind? Love the Christmas ornaments and hope the children will enjoy making them for their parents, Thanks for the ideas!

Kathy said...

Hi, I don't know if you still get your comments from this long ago but I just wanted to thank you for all the nice images you share!
Your decorations for Christmas are really nice, but I have a question. I'm curious how you hung your silver trays on the wall? Especially the ones in the front. How do you attach those? You don't put holes in the ones in the back, do you?

Also, your daughter in law, I think it was, did nice work on the chandelier. It reminds me of that celebration they do where the girl where wreaths on their heads with candles in them. I'm not sure which country, but I think it's Sweden?

I like it all! Happy 2018!
Thanks for replacing an image I purchased from your Etsy shop. I had bought it in 2012 and couldn't find it.

Silkartist said...

Love that you’ve shared your house/church patterns! Thank you ❣️ I’d love to make some Upcycled houses or churches for my hubby’s family & hope I can pull off my ideas with help from your patterns! (2021). Blessings to you & yours. Shirley Jones-Crowell

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