Just some things that I've discovered or seen or liked lately that I wanted to share here.
So here we go...
1. (Pictured here) Glitter Bird Centerpiece. What a FUN project this would be. Don't know if I'd do it with birds or maybe with regular Christmas ornaments covered in glitter? You could also use very small branches and do several small trees going down the table.
2. Ali Edwards' Twas the Night Before Christmas card spinner project. Simply adorable!
3. Tim Holtz Grungeboard. I want some but don't have any yet! Can't WAIT to create something with this stuff. Here is a great video to show how cool the Grungeboard is. I think it will be available in November.
4. Lulubellas' Jumbo Fabric Trim packs! Aren't these so gorgeous? Kim and Cori are selling these at vendor night at Silver Bella!
5. Peppermint Presents. I MUST make these this holiday season.
We just bought some of the peppermint ice cream (1/2 fat one) at the store. Here's the recipe -
1 container of Dreyer's Grand Peppermint Ice Cream
1 package (about 20 ounces) brownie mix and/or premade 12-ounce loaf of pound cake
1 12-ounce can vanilla or white frosting
1 14-ounce package pull-apart red licorice string
Fresh mint leaves
You can find the rest of the recipe here. It was too long to post. :)
6. Stacey's Not-So-Random Advice quilt book. This is one of the most beautiful projects I've seen in a long time. Stacey is just overflowing with G0d-given talent and I admire her so much. You must click the link to see the rest of the book. You really must.
7. Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment. These are just the cutest little bottles ever. They also make chipboard letters that are coated with each of these glittery colors.
8. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have a new duet CD that was just released - Raising Sand. Really beautiful music. She's been a favorite of mine for almost 13 years. (David and I started listening to her when we were dating) Click the link to hear song samples and see a short video.
9. MarieBelle Aztec Hot Chocolate. Oh my, what an indulgence. Don't know if I can spend the money, but it sure sounds tempting. Here is the description - From MarieBelle, the popular cacao bar in New York City, this is a true hot chocolate. It’s made from the richest, single-origin Colombian cocoa with a 63% cacao content – not cocoa powder. Preparation is simple: Just add boiling water for a full-flavored, European-style hot chocolate; or substitute hot milk if you prefer American-style hot chocolate. 20 oz. (12 to 14 servings). $22.50. Yeah, that much.
10. Rebecca Sower. Really, anything about her is inspirational to me. But this is her latest sneak peek of her Silver Bella wares for vendor night. Glitter, velvet, old things...I seriously can't wait. Be sure to scroll down her blog for other sneak peek photos.
Don't miss the new 80's video over there. ~~~>
I sure used to love that song. (WHY??)
Goodnight. I hope you enjoyed these beautiful things!
"Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic." ~Rosalind Russell