Friday, December 2, 2022

 Hi, Friends!

Sorry it's been quite awhile posting anything on my blog.  Time has flown by and I've been busy with different things.  I have seen  a lot of handmade purses on IG and thought I'd give it a try.  It was quite a project.  I ordered yarn from Amazon, but didn't get all of it and had to start over.  I used a macrame cord as seen above on the gray purse.  Needless to say, my poor hand and arm had to take a rest at times, but I continued on and finished it.

I've been busy with other projects, too, and yesterday evening made four wall hangings for my sisters.  I will host a birthday/Christmas lunch next Friday.  I hope they like my projects.  They were super easy to make.  

First up...

There is a rope cord behind for hanging.  I got it from the Dollar Tree.  The letters came with it.  The dies are from Concord&9.  I used glitter paper and fine glitter.  A seam binding bow was made to finish the project.  I have in mind which sister to give each one to.  I asked my husband if he could guess which one I had in mind for each sis and he guessed right, lol!

Next up...

Another easy make.  I painted the snowflakes white and added glitter.  The images are stickers from Echo Park.  Fine glitter added to the background.  Dots added to the snowflakes and a seam binding bow to finish.

Another one using stickers, snowflakes, fine glitter, and a bow.  This one is for my sis, Cecilia who loves snow.  Well, she just might get her wish this year, lol!

And, for the final wall hanging...

I think I got glitter happy on this one.  It really doesn't look as bad in real life.  I think it's the way the light is catching it.  Anyways, my sis, Christina, loves red and gray.  She has a Ohio State family room with scarlet and gray colors.  

Also, for my sisters, I found cute little bell ornaments and they light up.  

As I was checking out, the lady asked if I had four sisters and I said..."Yes!"  She then replied and said that she has five!  And, when growing up they all lived on a dairy farm.  They worked hard and she is still working at keeping busy.

Believe it or not, I have made Christmas cards, but I'll post them another time.  I hope you all are doing well and may you have a wonderful blessed holiday season!  Take care!



  1. Your wall hangings are wonderful and I know your sisters will love them too! I never can find things at the Dollar stores but then I probably don't have the imagination I need either when I do see something. I love your purse too! So much patience to do that.

  2. WOW WOW WOW you have been busy. What super makes for your sisters, love them all and I am sure they will be well received. Your purses are clever too...can't wait to see your cards! Wishing you a wonderful lunch with your sisters. x

  3. My goodness, Maria, you have been busy and made some wonderful Christmas gifts. Those purses are beautiful and look so professional. The wall hangings tailored for each sister are such a personal gift and keepsake for year after year. They will love them.

  4. OH! What lucky Sisters you have, what amazing work in everything you have made and so personal to each too. Love your bag, so lovely, as are your wall hangings. .

  5. These boards are adorable Maria! What a clever gift idea. I see now that the photo was of you and your sisters. Beautiful!

  6. I bet your sisters were thrilled with their wall hangings & light up ornaments! You are one creative lady! The purse is great!