Thursday, January 03, 2008

A New Beginning

So - can you believe the holidays are over? They seemed to fly by without much pomp and circumstance - just a lot of hectic rushing around on my part. I am sad Christmas is done, but I am enjoying the slower pace and getting myself re-organized again. I took down the tree today which took quite a while. All those pine needles to vacuum!

Here's something I did before Christmas. It's a little altered house shape from Say It With Letters. I am really getting into collage these days. I'm not that great at it, but I enjoy the process.

And these are a set of Matryoshka/Russian nesting dolls that are new shapes for Say It With Letters that I got to design! Aren't they cute? I love that there's so many of them. I had fun decorating them.

Another thing I have been doing a lot of over the Christmas break was crotcheting and knitting. I have never done it before except when I was very young and my Mom taught me. Now, with the help of the internet - it's all coming back to me! My husband brought me home a huge bag of beautiful yarn and I went and got a few more skeins today - aren't the colors inspiring? So far I have made three hats, two scarves and am currently working on a new scarf which is my favorite color of seafoam green. Happy Crafting!


Lori said...

Laurie, those nesting dolls are SO cute:) i hope you are having a wonderful New Year!

Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments! I'm glad you found me through the lovely Lori (above..LOL).I love your house and Russian dolls collage!!!


Scrap for Joy said...

Your collage house is great-don't you just love all the bird themes? When I saw the Russian nesting doll shapes in Deb's Etsy store I didn't think too much of them but you have done a beautiful job. Did you hand paint the faces? The papers you chose are lovely-great job!

deb said...

Happy New Year my friend! Those dolls.. I can't even tell you how much I love them!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Oh my! Those dolls are ADORABLE!!!!