Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Mid-WInter Holiday!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day.

I'm getting very excited for Christmas!
We, went and got our Christmas tree this morning!!
And I brought up our Christmas decorations
in preparation for our 
Tree Trimming party this year.
(Every year we invite our friends
 over to help us decorate our tree.)

I also brought up our advent spiral.
Tomorrow night marks the first night of advent.
(It needs a little cleaning up heh)
(Click the Photo above for the Tutorial on how- to make your own)
I am going to set up my advent table tomorrow.

I also am working on a little reverse enginering 
ornament how-to.
Inspired by this little Initial Block Ornament my mother made me when I was little.
(Probably 20 years ago CRAZY!)

I am going to make a few of my own for the rest of our little family.

And speaking of me mum…
She is going to have a guest spot on the blog 
showing us how she makes
these classic Victorian

See you all very Soon…
Happy Handmade Holiday!
and remember if you can't make it yourself,
support and Independent Artist!!!
<3 Holly

Monday, November 18, 2013

Coloring Page Free Printable Turkey Ornaments!

How is everyone doing?
Hope all your preparations for the Holidays are going well.
As I sit here and type this,
I am coloring these guys to hang up for Thanksgiving!

(I suggest printing them on card stock or construction paper.
If you have construction paper lying around the house, 
you might have to trim it down so that it fits in the printer.)

I am making a little garland for the house!
Click Here 
to download them for yourself!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
If you make some for your house,
PLEASE, Please, please
send me some pictures!!!
<3 Holly

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Doll/ Fairy House from Recycled house hold items!

a little while ago I posted a picture of the Doll/ Fairy house I was
working on.
Here is the final result!
(And how I made it from basically trash)
P.S. I split the post up into two parts because it was a little picture heavy.
P.P.S.With the Holidays coming up,
a handmade doll house would make a great gift. 

Here is how I got started:
1st I gathered some cardboard I had been saving from different things around the house.
(for the base I used a double layer of corrugated cardboard,
and everything else was the kind of cardboard from cereal boxes.)
What you need:
Masking tape
(or white acrylic paint)

Next I taped it all together to make almost an entire box
with my masking tape.

Next I added a second floor to my house.
(we will add the roof a little later.)
I also drew on some windows and cut them out with an exact knife.
(a utility knife would work as well, but be careful)

I taped up around the windows to make it a little smoother when I painted it.

Here is what it looks like at this point.
Now time to add the roof!

I taped up two more pieces….

… and taped them together.

Here is how I added them to my basic structure.
Just one piece of tape half taped onto the roof,
half on the bottom of the house.

Then i folded a piece of tape in half to secure it on the inside.

I ripped the ends down the middle...

… and folded them over.

To add a wall to the attic,
I flipped the house over on it's side and traced it onto another 
piece of cardboard.
Cut out the shape I got,
taped it on,
and added another window.

It was then ready to prep for it's final paint job,
with a layer of gesso.
(or white acrylic paint for the base coat.)

Stay tuned for the next step of decorating the Doll House!
If you decide to make one for yourself, 
and if you have any questions about the steps
just leave me a comment or send me an

Thanks for stopping by…
<3 Holly

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I ordered a phone case from my Society6 Page.. IT IS HERE!!!

Hey everyone,
Just has to share that the phone case I ordered from my 
shop on Society6
came in!
It looks great!!!
Here is is…

So cool to see my art printed on something!
I'm grinning from ear to ear!!!
So go by the shop and check things out…

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Had to share some Free Vintage Fall Clip Art I found

Well Halloween has passed,
and I am very excited to be moving on towards

I have a few crafts and activities for the kids
that I am working on,
but for right now I wanted to share
some awesome vintage fall clip art I found on
And the best part is they are free!
Head over and check them out.
Here are a few I really loved, 
I'll definitely be using some for decorations!

There is even this sweet paper doll coloring page printable!!!

Well hope your Holiday prep is going well!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Handmade Holiday!!!
<3 Holly