Monday, December 19, 2011

Around the house...

We spent a lovely and much needed weekend away in northern New Hampshire visiting my nephew and his fiance'. We stayed in a beautiful old farmhouse that I found through a vacation rental site, sorry no pics of the weekend, I didn't use my camera once! But I might steal some from my daughter's camera if I get a chance.

Before we left, I did start to take some pics of the Christmas decor around the house. Each year I do things a little different, depending on the mood I am in. For the kitchen window, I used some red gingham fabric and made a scalloped edge for the shelf and hung some pinecones in the window. It came out simple and sweet and fit in with the rest of the kitchen theme.

Burlap seems to be very popular lately and I had some upholstery webbing burlap, so I made a big bow for one of the wreaths in the kitchen and hung it on the hutch by the table.
Mason's nap time is usually in the afternoon and since I moved my sewing area to my bedroom, I was in need of a way to entertain him for a bit so I could get some sewing done. I popped in his favorite movie(Lilo and Stitch is this weeks pick) on my lap and put him on my bed. Within minutes of me starting to sew, I looked over my shoulder and this is what I saw :)While he slept, I sewed a wool scrap blanket.
Have a productive Monday,



  1. Hi Tiff,
    You kitchen looks wonderful!
    I love the red gingham, really makes everything Pop!
    And of course, I love the burlap bow too.

    Looks like that nap time trick worked out Perfectly!

    Have a great week.

  2. Aww, that's so sweet!! Merry Christmas TIff!!

  3. LOVE all your crafty ideas. The red against the white looks wonderful!!!

  4. Tiff
    I love your gingham scallops! Really I love your whole kitchen.
    Your little Mason is an adorable little fellow!
    Season Greetings!

  5. What a little angel cutie Mason is sleeping with his teddy. Also love yur decor! Have a very merry Christmas. Take care, Janice

  6. What a cutie! Love the kitchen red gingham-so pretty! Glad you had a great weekend away:)

  7. What a cute idea to hang pine cones like that and I love the burlap bow. Nothing like a movie to help you get things done. Merry Christmas. -Steph-

  8. What an adorable photo...and baby Mason is just PRECIOUS!
    Merry Christmas


I love reading comments and appreciate the time and effort it takes to leave them. Thank you for visiting me and if you have a question, I will try to reply to it in the comments.