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I did it!

I feel like a prize boxer that just won after nine rounds! Because I finally got my blog page updated from the Christmas theme! I do not feel defeated that it has taken me way more time than I think it should! I mean.. I am victorious , because after several hours , it looks like a pretty good rendition of what I feel is the the theme of my blog! Boy.. this blogging is not easy to get the hang of, but I am doing much better now after a few months of attempting to start my blog. I am sooo happy to all my new friends and followers! Thank you for reading my posts! It has been so fun getting to know you all, and visit those of you with your own blogs!   God bless you all! Little Susie Home Maker

Christmas is a Coming!!

 Every where I go, I am reminded that it is the Christmas season. Santa and his red suit. Red and green colors, lights, and people busy taking packages to the post office. It is a bright and happy time of year.  We got a snow blowing in today, and it's mighty cold outside. The snow is welcome, but not fond of the winds. But it is nice to have some snow blowing around at this time of year. Just because it is so pretty.  I will be getting my last minute preparations in order this week. Waiting for the beautiful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to spend with family. I will spend more time getting presents in order, baking holiday goodies, last minute decorating, and preparing for the holiday menu. It will be so exciting to watch the children enjoy the holiday and get together with family and friends. The gift of my Savoir in which  I am so thankful. It is His day to be thought of often and remembered for the greatest gift of all. Merry Christmas! 

Sewn Bird Ornaments

I love birds and I really like the charm of a hand made ornament. I thought it might be fun to show you these little birds I am making. These can be done with felts or your favorite fabric scraps.  Home sewn birds on my snow frosted tree. These fit into my Christmas decorations, but any color would be so pretty! I chose the red because I am doing a lot of red and white this year, and red is my favorite high light color any time! They are made of fabric and or felt. So I started by getting out my paper and drafting a basic bird shape to use as a pattern for cutting out fabric.  I chose pinking sheers to cut out because the raw edges are going to show. Now I used a decorative stitch in contrasting color to sew on the wings. So either hand stitched or used sewing machine, which ever you prefer. I decided to try an embroidered french knot for eyes, I also used buttons. Next, I hand sewn in a looped ribbon hanger, a dab of hot glue

Our Tags are Swapped!

It's time to share with my blog the Christmas Tag Swap 2011 that Sue over at It's a Very Cherry World   hosted! Thank you, Sue! What fun this has been. My partner in this was the wonderful, Deb of Garage Sale Gal ! Deb is an amazing person and I love her blog, so if you haven't checked it out, I really hope you do, and tell her I said "Hi"! Now for the fun! We set out in November to start making a tag that we would swap with our partners. I had never read Deb's blog before, but quickly knew she had a blog to follow. I found out that Deb is an avid collector of antiques and vintage finds. She also, has a love for her dear family pet dogs. She has several pictures posted on her blog of family Pets. I wanted to make her tag personal, so I used these as clues to how I would  design her gift tag. But I will show you my results later. Now, our packages had been mailed to each other, and I was getting nervous about our exchange. You know

Salt Dough Ornaments

If you feel like getting your hands into your Christmas crafts, this is the perfect one! You can definitely include your children and have a lot of fun with this, too. So with just three simple common house hold ingredients lets whip up a batch of Salt Dough.   Salt Dough Recipe 1 cup salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup cold to luke warm water Mix salt and flour together in a large bowl. Then slowly add in the water and stir well, until it begins to form a consistency of dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, adding a few more drops of water as needed (but not making it too moist). The dough will become smoother, the more you knead it.  Directions to make ornaments That simple.. now you can divided and roll it out about 1/8 - 1/4 inch thickness. Keep unused dough in airtight container or plastic wrap. Use cookie cutters, or create shapes like you would with playdough. It's up to you and your imagination. Have fun. For hanging ornaments use a s