Monday, December 22, 2014

St Charles Christmas Traditions

I love going to Main Street in Historic St Charles MO for their holiday celebrations. The historic buildings are all so lovely and even more so with the decorations. 

Costumed Characters from Victorian carolers to host of Santa's representing different countries and centuries can be found. You might run into Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim or if you are unfortunate Mr. Scrooge. 

For a quick snack stop for roasted chestnuts on the corner or coco and cookies at Grandma's Cookies. Of course there are plenty of places to stop if you need a full meal. 

This year I only took a few photos as I found quite a few purchases and it is hard to take pictures while caring bags. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Librarians

Hello all,

Just wanted to post that I was looking forward to the new TNT show the Librarians. It is a spin off from the Noah Wyle movies which I love; libraries, archaeology, adventure and magical artifacts. Need I say more. Maybe this will make up for my lost Warehouse 13.

Till next time, thanks for stopping by.
Full Steam Ahead

Monday, November 24, 2014

Winter Banner


CD's enough for the word you are creating
Old Jeans
Card stock or designer paper
A printout of the letters for your word
A variety of stamps to stamp the letters with
Black Stazon
Whiter shimmer ink
Colored Pencils
Double stick tape
Glue stick

To create the winter banners I upcycled a few items. First cut a pair of jeans into strips. If the length of the jeans is not long enough for your word you can piece two together, just make sure to position the splice behind one of the CDs. Figure out where you want your CDs. Attach the lace to the denim strip with staples so that they are hidden behind the CDs. On one of the banners I placed the lace on top of the denim so that you can just see it peeking through and on the other I have the lace behind the denim giving a nice lace edge.

Find an items slightly smaller than your CD to trace a circle onto the cardstock or designer paper that you will be using for your background.

On the blue cardstock I stamped iridescent snowflakes. The designer paper didn't need anything else.

I found a font that I like and used word art to get a good size that would fit into my circle and still have room for stamping. I then stamped wintery images and colored them in with color pencils.  You could use markers if you want a more vibrant image.

Cut out the colored letter and glue to the circle. Use double stick tape to attach the paper circle to the CD. Hot glue the CD's to the denim. 

For the top I used wire and bent it into a D shape. Feed the denim through the D and fold over making a tail at the top. Glue this in place and tie a ribbon around it. Notch the top tail and the bottom of the banner for a nice finish.


Parkway West Craft Fair