Thursday, December 30, 2010

NOEL wall hanger

I bought these hearts at a yard sale for 50 cents. I painted them forest green and barn red. Printed out my letters and mod podged them on. Then I splattered white paint on them for snow. I got the ribbon out of a velour lounge set that I tore apart. I love how they turned out.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Peppermint Meltaways

Taste of Home Holiday: Christmas Cookies and Candies
Peppermint Meltaways
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
2 to 3 drops red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Cream butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the extract. Combine flour and cornstarch: gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners sugar, milk, extract and food coloring; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container.
3 1/2 dozen

These cookies are my new favorite. I will definitely make them every Christmas from now on.

Some of our Christmas decorations

Christmas is only a week away! Here are some of our decorations. Nate Berkus said we could live outside the box and not have a tree, so we just have the card tree, my branch and a little antique Christmas tree Bryon's sister sent us.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sewing box

I also got a little sewing box. It needed something, so I painted it and put roses on the sides.

I forget where I got a fall saying download, but I made a fall decor today. I painted my ugly gold frame, put the fall frolic in it and added some of our fall leaves. I love the way it turned out.

I got a sewing machine!!!!

Yippee! I didn't have any fabric so I found a couple of shirts I got at yard sales and cut them up. Simply Modern Mom's post for her Hobo Dancing Bag inspired me to make a purse.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More wood crafts

Here are some of Bryon's pictures and signs.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My wood projects

Here is a picture I made for my new granddaughter and a 4th of July deco.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some of Bryon's wood projects



Sunday, August 22, 2010

Some pictures

Here are some of the things I made over the past winter.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Hello. I'm Marilyn and my husband is Bryon. We have been making things for almost a year. Me, mostly paper crafting. Bryon built birdhouses, cabins (one fully furnished, down to the pictures on the walls), signs, and pictures. We hope to open our etsy store soon. Pictures to come. They are on my other computer so I have to take them all over again.
Our landlord is here and we are cutting down our 5 mountain pine beetle killed trees. I better get back outside and supervise...haha!