Monday, December 20, 2010

Crafting with 'limited' supplies!

The best gift I ever received from Santa Claus was a shoebox. I was about 7 years old and the box was covered in Christmas paper and filled with craft supplies! A new box of crayons, colored pencils, scissors, craft paper, a ruler and cut outs to glue into a little tablet. I still love having my art bag with an assortment of crafting tools and I love to find new Christmas coloring books!


But of course when you get ready to do a craft project, you never have exactly what you need! Does this happen to you?

I printed the beautiful robin from Diane Knott's Musings 

and cut out my card stock...but low and behold...NO brown paper!

So my robin is more of a "Christmas bird"....


one that you won't see in the feeders!

And this one is some kind of crazy blue bird!


But they were great fun to make and I want to thank Diane for giving us the pattern as a gift!


I found a few cute things at the Thrift store last week to share....


I can't resist these cute little "Made in Taiwan" ornaments...



and don't they look cute around my  little tree in the lanai!

For more vintage Christmas...visit Oodles and Oodles ! She has an amazing collection and a FUN blog!


I hope your week is happy and filled with good times!

*** Happy Holidays ***


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your Christmas bird! How adorable.

Anonymous said...

Your little crafted birds are adorable!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!♥

Anonymous said...

Diane, they look adorable!! I'm so glad you enjoyed using the pattern. :-)
Christmas hugs,

Donnie said...

They really came out nicely. thanks for the link to her cute site. Have a great day.

Dishesdone said...

They came out really nice! Such sweet little crafty birds!

Vee said...

That gift from Diane is on my "to do" list, too. I hope that I get to it. Yours turned out just beautifully. And your favorite gift gave me a wonderful idea!

Janet said...

Your Christmas birds are so cute! And I love all your terrific thrift store finds.

Paula said...

The birds are too cute Diane. Yes, I'm always 'making do' because I'm missing something!
Hope you have a great week!

It's Just Dottie said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments . They make me feel so good,my friend.
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Dottie

Melissa Miller said...

Oh how precious and cheerful!

Merry Christmas sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Oh I love your holiday birds. So cute and can be left out year round.
Your thrift store finds are adorable.
Your blog is always a refreshing place to visit. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments all year long. You have no idea how encouraging you always make me feel and I send big Texas hugs for that.

Merry Christmas my friend.
Celestina Marie

Ess D'Ess Bears said...

Hi Diane!
Finally a quiet moment to catch up on your blog. Love all the books, the house decorations and these sweet pretties. You sure have been a busy little Christmas bee.
Happy Holidays to you too!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Diane! I love how your whimsical birdies turned out!!! that touch of glitter you added too! Diane is so very talented, isn't she?...and so sweet to share that cute pattern! I wan't to make some now too. Oh gosh I need more time in my days! ;)...Your vintage treasures are precious and I loved your shoebox story! Have a very merry Christmas week! Hugs, Paulette :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The birds you made look great. I have never downloaded any kind of images before. One day I will learn.

She'sSewPretty said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Diane!!

Into Vintage said...

A funny coincidence - I have that same white reindeer in your photo and I got it from Barbara at Oodles and oodles. You great minds think alike! :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your little birds and ornaments are so sweet.
Enjoy your Christmas!

Ann said...

Oh those birds look lovely as they are...

and the ornaments are so cute:)

Happy Holidays.

Foxglove Spires said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have had a wonderful visit today looking at your delightful decorations. Your bird is so adorable.

Have a glorious and joy filled week. xxx

Natasha said...

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a brilliant 2011! I also hope that you enjoy all the happiness and joy that this blessed season brings.

Best wishes always,

Diane said...

Love these Christmas goodies!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Brenda Kula said...

I hope you and your husband have the merriest of Christmases! I will always and forever love opening a new box of crayons!