Sorority Craft Show

I’ve been getting ready for the Sorority Craft Show in Arkansas City, Kansas tomorrow. It’s located in the Ag building (affectionately known as the pig palace), and is open from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

As usual, if a treasure wasn’t nailed down (and sometimes even when it was) I glued, painted or stitched it into a restyled treasure. The following are a few of my new projects I crafted for this show.

Timber Snowmen

I just love these frosty guys. I’m not sure why, but they remind me of little cowboy snowmen. Must be the log shaped bodies.

Reindeer Bed Springs

I try to come up with a new bed spring craft every year. This seems to be the year of the reindeer. In this picture they weren’t attached to the springs yet, but they have since been completed.

Star Santa Pillows

Another one of those projects that had my sewing machine beeping like a bomb.

Polka Dot Rocking Horse

Just a little peek at a restyled wooden rocking horse. I’ll have more on this transformation in a later post.

A bowl of glittered bulb ornaments. I never, never throw anything away.

Chenille Bedspread Candy Canes

Tobacco Can Snowmen

More Mini Rag Wrapped Candy Canes

These were made from the wire tent stakes I had mentioned before.

Shutter Snowmen


These chairs are just a sneaky peak at a project I will be posting about soon.

Most people would probably have tossed these old relics, but I am glad I didn’t. Can’t wait to show you what they became.

If you are in my neck of the woods tomorrow, come visit me at the show.

Bed Spring Reindeer Tutorial

I turn a lot of items that most people would consider trash into treasures. Bed springs are my favorite restyling craft supply. I love coming up with holiday decor that can be showcased on top of the springs. This reindeer decoration not only recycles a bed spring, but a chenille bedspread and baling wire as well. Whip up a few of these fellas to give as gifts or to sell at your next Christmas craft show.

Bed Spring Reindeer

You can find my new tutorial here.

Christmas All Through The House

****Two weeks before Christmas and all through the house,

Scents and sights of the season filled the rooms and pleased the spouse.

The stockings were hung on the buffet with care.

Oh well, no fireplace! I will not despair.

Above the entertainment center was festooned with charm. With no mantel, it couldn’t do any harm.

The snowman decor was stuffed into a birdcage, and I was writing my Christmas lists as another year turned a page.***

Yep, that’s all I got for that parody. I have been thinking about these two weeks remaining before Christmas though. There is so much to accomplish in a short amount of time. I can happily say I am miles ahead of where I was a week ago. The decorations are mostly complete and the pile of baked goodies is making me very happy.

But, all is not calm. I still have masses of Christmas shopping to do and Christmas gifts I really want to craft. So…in keeping myself on track, I am posting a few of my Christmas tutorial links. They are, of course, frugal and fast, as I know everybody is in need of quick, inexpensive holiday ideas.

Painted Snowman Pallet

Primitive Candy Candy Ornies

Rustic Wood Sign Ornaments


Spool Snowmen and Reindeer Ornaments

Straw Hat Reindeer Wreath