Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

This year, I made a Christmas scene in a wreath - because I am running out of space :)  -- although I did not really get a chance to finish it completely.

It is Santa's office, and he is making his naughty and nice list.

At the moment though, he is taking a nap and doing some deep thinking of perfect gifts.     He has his notebook on the Top Toys of 2015 as well as Santa's Favorite Toys.

  He has received lots of letters from children, sticking out on the shelf.  Eventually, I will fill that shelf with letters.   And there is a book on Employment Law for Elves on the top shelf.  (I think I bought that at   I will eventually fill that shelf with more of Santa's notebooks about toys.  There are only a few toys -- because Santa brings up only those toys that he is thinking about giving specific children in response to their letters.

And his cat, Snowflake, really likes to bat at the hanging garland.   It is very tempting hanging there.

He has a carrot for any reindeer who pop by his window.

 Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Making a Super Easy Hanging Star/Snowflake

Well, it's super easy if you have a star punch.  I bought the Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake punch.  The snowflake is about 1 1/4 inch long.  And I had glittery white paper from another mini project (of making mini tree topper angels).  

One of the things I liked about Christmas in Copenhagen were all the stars in the windows of people's homes.  (I also liked all the little elves everywhere (called Nissen)).  

Cut 4 stars with your paper punch and glue the pairs together so that the glitter paper is on the outside.  Then make a cut in the star a little bit past the center.

(Lots of toothpicks lying around in the background.  I think toothpicks are my number 1 tool.)

And insert them into each other and then I made a hanging string by sewing a string into it. 

And then I hung it in the window. 

And to quote Dr. Seuss in The Cat in the Hat:  "And that's not all, no, that's not all."

You can also sew the stars together in a garland.  This was a project in The Dolls House Magazine December 2014 issue.  

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Happy Sinterklaas Day! And Paper Source Christmas decorations . . .

We are just starting our Christmas decorating.

For any Americans, the store Paper Source has these little wooden moose and trees on sale. There are 25 in a bag and the green trees are called "Green Tree Table Scatter."   I have no idea what you are  supposed to do with them in real life - it seems a bit odd to throw them around a dining table as tiny decorations.

But the moose stand up on their own as a little dollhouse decoration (as demonstrated above).  And I put some 1-step lightweight spackling compound in a button and stuck the tree in that.  The spackling compound looks like snow to me!

Happy Sinterklaas Day!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Credits:  Moose and Tree from Paper Source; the lights are from Dolls House Emporium; the side table is from PRD Miniatures; the little green and silver purse on the table is from Ginger Landon Siegel:; and I bought the little box of ornaments at Michael's.