Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Little Bling & A Purse. . .

Yesterday I decorated with a little more Christmas bling!



New bows for the staircase garland. . .

A nostalgic bubble night light. . .

More new bows for the mantle. . .
I love these battery operated candles I found at Home Depot a few months ago. . .
Because Kari is pregnant I'm being very careful to not burn candles with lead wicks. . .

Purse Project Finished! ! !

Yesterday morning I jumped right in & started making a purse/tote for Little E. . .



The purse is made out of denim, lined with the same pink dotted fabric on the quilt, & monogrammed in pink. . .


I made the straps long so she could use it as a shoulder bag. . .
She likes to try carrying her diaper bag on her shoulder. . .
Her name is on both sides of the purse. . .
I found the sweet pink trim at JoAnn Fabric. . .
I sewed another 'specially made' tag on the inside. . .
I had so much fun on this project! ! !
Now on to monogramming the stocking for Ethan. . .

I'll show more bling tomorrow! ! !


17 comments:

Shellmo said...

Your beautiful garland on your staircase puts mine to shame! I think I need something bigger now - LOL! That purse is adorable!

valerie said...

This post was so sweet....it made my eyes water!
I love all of your beautiful decorations. Your home looks lovely. Christmas is my very favorite holiday!

I love the items you are making for Elise and Ethan.
How blessed they are to have someone so talented!
I can barely sew on a button! :(

Have a blessed day, Carol.
Love,
Valerie
P.S. I sent you an e-mail

Dawnie said...

I love your staircase! I so miss that.

I bought some greenery weeks ago to put around the house and I'll admit its just sitting! I really need to get to it.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love the garland and bows. They always add so much. You've done a beautiful job!

Mary said...

The stair are beautiful.. I love how it makes your foyer glow as people enter your house.
E, will love the purse How cute. Love you
M

profenretraite said...

Love the staircase! I have that little bubble light, too, and I love it! Beautiful job on your projects! It's wearing me out just reading about all the stuff you're doing!...Debbie

Nancy said...

Hi Carol, I love your garland on the stairway...that is the one thing I have not done this year and I don't know If I will...I keep telling myself that everything doesn't have to be done for the house to be beautiful. I love the purse...very cute! Nancy

Sit A Spell said...

Love the photo in your header...also your staircase garland is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Melissa Miller said...

It's all just beautiful and what a precious diaper bag. :)

Tootsie said...

your staircase looks fantastic! that is a perfect amount of bling!
the purse is darling too!

Bo said...

Seeing your beautiful garland with those giant bows makes me wish for a staircase...no upper rooms...
just a staircase...LOL ;-) Bo

tardevil said...

Love the bling. Hope my turns out that well!

AM said...

Very pretty Garland! Mom has been getting our house in shape with Christmas cheer too. E will love the purse, it is too cute! You are the BEST!

Love you,
April

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love the garland on your stairway. What a statement that makes. Gosh, a few poinsettias and I would be done. Looks great! I have a few more projects to make before I get all my Christmas decorations out.
denise

Barb said...

Very cute purse.
So fun creating for those we love.
Barbara Jean

laurie said...

Your banister garland looks gorgeous! I always loved the bubble lights. I'm glad they are making a come back. laurie

Katy said...

Your Christmas decorations are beautiful! You do such a great job decorating! I love the garland down your banister! :)

And the purse is adorable!!!