Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Playing with Creative Ideas

Well my "Waiting" post hit our household immediately.  God put me on hold and took my computer to the shop....for 10 days.  Now I just want to post a fun post.  I will give thanks for His faithfulness and continued "waiting" rooms at the bottom of my post.

This year I have enjoyed pinning my ideas from wonderful blogs on my boards at Pinterest.  So below are some of the ideas that I have taken from my boards and brought to life in our home.

1st - Recycle the Thanksgiving Pumpkins
I took my silver-painted-stenciled pumpkins and turned them into snowmen.
The snowmen are gracing our Christmas table and even made a debut at Benjamin's Class Christmas Party.

2nd  Printing on Fabric -  I have been intrigued by printing through your printer onto fabric.  So once again I looked at a few tutorials and pulled out scraps of  drop cloth and went to work.
Graphics are free for downloading from The Graphics Fairy

A wonderful Christmas pillow for a very special lady...I hope she enjoys it.

3rd - Cookies!....well the cookies on Pinterest are just too much fun....so here they are

They were a huge hit at Benjamin's Christmas Party!  Melting Snowman!!!
4th - Left over drop cloth began my Christmas skirt...making it large enough to accompany a live tree also.  Next year I plan to have time to write scriptures that foretell the birth of our King.  This year it stays simple.

I love the idea of script scripture all around the skirt for next year.
That is it for my creative juices this season.

{Thanks to all that prayed for our daughter.  On December 3rd she had a grand-mal seizure.  This was a once in her life unexplained seizure.  All test came back clear.  They feel it was caused from lack of sleep and dehydration. She spent a week recovering and is now venturing into changing her lifestyle ....meaning slowing down!  If God places it on your heart I would love prayers for our son and daughter-in-law who will see another infertility specialist in another city next week.  Again....we are in the waiting room, praying for God's healing touch on both of these situations.}

Have an awesome weekend!  Enjoy the Reason for the Season - Christ

25 Joining in with more words:

Joluise said...

They look like lots of fun - both to make but for others to enjoy. I love the idea of printing on fabric, never thought of doing that - would have been so useful when the children were little.

Sally said...

Wow, what an impressive gallery! Love, love the printing on material and the final pillow. I saw those same cookies on Pinterest, what a fun thing to take to school, I'm sure you were the hit of the party. The scriptures on the tree skirt is something I might have to play with, excellent idea. Praying for you and yours this holiday season.

Debbie said...

I'm pinning that snowman idea for next year. I also love the idea of the scripture verses on that tree skirt.

I stand in praise with you that God pulled you through that waiting room and gave a plan for slowing down and hydrating. I will be sharing this with Miss Whimsy when she gets home today. She did NOT take care of herself during finals week this year and really overworked her body.

I can and I will pray for your son and daughter in law. I was just telling my mom the other day that I think that particular wait is the hardest one that I know of. We waited with my sister.

May their waiting be anxious expectation.

Carol said...

The tree skirt is great! and with the Scriptures on it...wow..it will be so wonderful.
The melting snowman cookies are a hoot!
Glad your daughter is ok. That's good news, indeed.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Soooooo F U N !!!! I love all your pretty projects and am inspired to try the fabric printing thanks to your beautiful pillow. I plan on making those same cookies after Christmas when we'll be hosting an open house/farm bonfire party with a snowman theme. Your tree skirt is gorgeous as is but can't wait to see next years too! I also note we both use polka dot ribbons n toys on our tree. Wish I could come admire it all over tea while the kids played w/their tractors. Posted about your perfect gifts of cheer and comfort... Love you girlfriend!!!
Blessings to you and yours at Christmas,

Linda said...

Thanks for the fun read and your inspiration. Thanks, too, for the link to the Graphics Fairy. Oh, my, she and I are kindred spirits! I'm so excited to start following her blog.

God bless you and your dear family during this time. May His hope and peace surround you.


Christine said...

Oh, you have been very busy.
All your creative projects turned out great. Didn't know you could print from the computer and iron it on fabric. Special paper, right?
But my favorite are the melting snowmen! NO!... the scriptures on the tree skirt. That's my favortie!


Farm Girl said...

I will be praying for you and your family. Wow you are always in the fire aren't you? You melted cookies look great. So glad you showed a picture of them I just couldn't imagine what they looked like.
You have been busy in your 10 days without a computer.
That is so good.
Bye for now,

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Janette, I love your tree skirt, and it will be especially wonderful if you add the Scripture in script!

I'm working on a "waiting" post right now ... and praying for your family.

Angela said...

You are the cookie queen! Love all the projects, and am especially impressed with the recycling of the pumpkins.

A multi-dimensional life said...

Oh what fun ideas and how cute those pumpkin snowmen are, and the melting snowmen cookies,the pillow, the tree skirt! Love it all! I'm so glad you are enjoying the season. I am also praying for your daughter...praise that she is o.k. and hoping that her lifestyle changes will keep her healthy...and of course I will pray for your daugther in law and son. Bless you all!

Sandy said...

Somehow I missed the post about your daughter, Janette! I'm so sorry to hear this but praising the Lord that she is over it and back to a normal routine. I will of course pray for her and also remember your son and daughter-in-law.
All of your projects turned out great and I especially love that Christmas tree skirt idea.
Blessings to all of you!

Sharon said...

Janette, there are few people that I know who possess your creative juices! Love what you find, and how well you execute the final product!

Will be praying for the health issues in your family. Ah, slowing down and waiting - two of my biggest challenges.

I love the tree skirt - and I just know those verses are tucked in your heart - even if they're not printed out yet!!


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Both situations on my prayer list, Janette....

We are going to making the melting snowman cookies this week!! I think they are so stinkin' cute!!

blessings ~ tanna

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Such good ideas Janette. I especially like the tree skirt and your plan to add scripture to it. Your post on waiting was thought provoking and so true. Have a blessed Christmas, Patty

Debbie said...

I have had so many thoughts reading this I am afraid I am going to forget something. First, I loved the melting snowmen cookies. My grandsons would love these...what is the melting frosting? Is is marshmallows? And we have the same sewing machine! A bernina 930...I really liked your tree skirt. I could soo use a new one. Did you use a pattern? The scriptures on it sounds like a wonderful idea! I like the pillow too.

Then, I don't know if I missed it or you didn't share it on your blog but I didn't hear about your daughter. I am sure that was scary for both of you. I will definitely keep her in my prayers. Glad it sounds like it is very easily correctable. And I will definitely continue to pray for your son and your dil. Yes, sounds like some waiting going on over there.

Much love to you this holiday season! HUGS

camp and cottage living said...

I will pray for both of your children right now.
You sure have been busy! Lot of cute stuff you've gotten done.
Sometimes a computor break works out for the best!

Maryann said...

What a wonderful way to recycle pumpkins, I will have to remember that for next year. I have yet to check out Pinterest...maybe after the holidays
Glad your daughter is OK, will continue to keep you and your family in prayer

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

I love the cookies, Janette! Even my husband laughed. I am sure they were a big hit!

Your other ideas were equally delightful.

Still praying for your daughter. That had to be a very scary situation. Glad to hear she received the all clear diagnosis.

LDH said...

Hello Janette! You have been so very busy! I have wanted to try printing onto fabric but was really afraid about ruining the printer. I guess it really does work as your pillow is gorgeous!

The tree skirt is just lovely too. The melting snowmen are cute and so fun! And I was sad to toss my small pumpkins but never thought about a snowman transformation. I will remember that for next year!

Sending wishes for a joyful Christmas to you and your family!

Debbie said...

I love Pinterest! I get so many ideas from there but don't always get to try them out. Those cookies are way too cute. I love that they aren't perfect. Mine would end up being messy; never like the photos. However, I know just where to go when I have time and energy to bake something special or create a special craft.

Blessings and love,

Anonymous said...

Love it all!!!

Anonymous said...

Clicked enter too soon...while about to type that you and your loved ones are in my prayers.
Be still.

Shanda said...

I've never seen melted snowmen before. So cute

Mary P said...

Hi - I just found your blog while searching for "retro" images of mothers for my own blog :-) I love the drop cloth - into tree tablecloth idea, and I never would have thought of snowman pumpkins, how creative!

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