Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas Season, filled with joy and happiness.
We set up several Nativity Scenes around our home and I wanted to share this one with you.
It was made by my youngest son when he was just 6 years old.

An Angel and the humble stable where He was born

The Sheppards

And the Wise Men

This beautiful Nativity means so much to me, 
 I leave it sitting on my piano all year long.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dresser Drawer make-over

I purchased this antique dresser at a yard sale this past summer.  It is beautiful, solid wood and very well kept.  However, I did want to add just a bit of glamour.

I cut up an old velvet dress I purchased at a thrift store to fit in the bottom of the dresser drawers.  Using a glue gun to adhere the velvet around the edges and adding trim I pulled off a set of pillow cases I also purchased at the thrift store around the edge to give it a nice finished look.

This project is very inexpensive if using second-hand clothing. 
 Purchased velvet runs about $25.00-$35.00 a yard.
You could also use other materials, denim, broadcloth, etc. that hold their shape.