Holly jolly! I feel like the Christmas Queen! 2 give away wins in one month! (Please note that I *do* enter A LOT of give aways!) This one was from Melissa at Piney Rose. Thank you, Melissa!! And this one is from Donna at An Enchanted Cottage! Thank you, Donna!!
The nativity set is from a kit that you can paint but I want to leave it White and sugar snow it!
When I was little, my mom had a whole full size Putz house village *but it was stolen out of our storage building along with all our other Christmas decorations!* That's the year we began stringing popcorn and making all our own ornaments out of wood and baker's clay. Thus began my journey in crafting!
Our stolen Christmas decor included lots of gorgeous shiny brights with cut outs in them and lots of other glam type of city decor. I guess that's why I have a soft spot for both types of Christmas decorating. I had hoped to buy some shiny brites this year but in light of our moving cross country, I decided to wait till we get to Idaho.
Many of you asked about my reference to moving to Idaho:
All our grown children and grandchildren live in Moscow, ID. and we hope to move out there too if we can sell our house this Spring. I can't tell you how much I want to settle down but I want my family more! I'm not looking at housing market statistics. I'm just gonna look to the Lord! He knows what our family needs. ☺ My eldest granddaughter called me yesterday morning and talked of crafting with me some day if we can move out there. I want that! It hardly even seems real that I'm a grandma when I only see them once a year or so! I also really miss my big boys and I better stop talking about it before I cry!!!
I have more card images to share and other fun posts lined up for the days to come!