Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas House Tour 2013

WOW! Having a baby really takes a lot of your time. I had all of these posts for Christmas that I wanted to do... and here we are with less than a week before the big day. So, I'm going to keep this post simple and full of pictures. Here's our Christmas House Tour of 2013.

That's our home... thanks for visiting!

I really hope to be back before Christmas... but just in case I don't make it... I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Sneak Peak at the New Dining Room Table

Well we made it. Good news - the world didn't end. Bad news - there is a crazy snow storm and lots of snow. Back to good news - we'll have a white Christmas. YAY! Okay, enough of the good news, bad news… As promised, I have a sneak peak of the new dining table for you. It's almost there… just a fee more pieces, some stain and then assemble time. Oh, and we may want to go find some new chairs - I'm thinking a little antique spot in the area that has a whole barn loft full. Anyways, here it is, made by the hubby himself - if he only knew his list is about to get that much bigger. :o)

What do you think? I will reveal the final and full details on where to get the plans when it's ready. Best news is... the plans are free! Oh, and did I mention that this table is estimated at $1000+ in stores and was built for just over $70. At first we thought it was $100 but then the hubby realized he had bought some extra wood. WooHoo!

designed by. martha.anne

Anyways, because I may not be around until after Christmas? I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and All the Best for 2013! From our family to yours (including Hank & Bailey).

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Another Free Printable Christmas Photo Card

Free Christmas photo card - take two. Here's the other one you've been waiting for. (If you missed the first one - here it is). I have this available in two file formats, the .png so you can put it over your favorite photo and customize it or the .jpg so you can print it off and put a message on it.

Free Printable Christmas Photo Card (martha.anne)
Add the family - download the .png here
Add a message - download the .jpg here

If you love my photo cards but want something customized, be sure to contact me and I can offer you some pricing. Otherwise… this one is all yours. Of course, I must thank Spoon Graphics again for the mistletoe and penguins - they made this card a breeze. Oh and here's the card in use… a little bit of Hank:

Happy Holidays from Hank!

Other than that, we're almost at the end of the week. Lookout, here comes Friday and we're that much closer to the holiday season. YAY! I can't promise I'll be back tomorrow, so if not, be sure to have a great weekend.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Printable Christmas Photo Card!

Okay so here is Christmas card one of two. I have another one coming your way before the end of the week, with an empty space in it… Which means, you can put it over your favorite photo and personalize it… YAY! Actually, I'll make it with a white space as well so that you can just write your favorite message if you aren't the photogenic type. The only deal is… you have to come back in a couple of days to get it. It's kind of like Christmas, no peeking!

Until then, here's another freebie. And, I must thank Spoon Graphics for the free illustrated snowman and bird. It definitely made the card making that much quicker!

Free Christmas Photo Card (martha.anne)

Not to toot my horn, but I really love this card and I hope you enjoy it too. I'm actually thinking I might get it printed and framed…

In other news… I think I've convinced the hubby to build us a mantle. Stay tuned, I'll share more info about that this week… I must say - I've fallen in love and can't wait for it to be built.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Etsy Shoppe... is OPEN for Business!

I did it. I did it. I did it! Okay, I'm super excited. Last night I opened up the etsy shoppe! I still need to add a few more details, but I have my first products listed - the Hand Stitched Felt Stars. I'm super pumped and anxious as I await my first sale. I've been reading the Quit Your Day Job Series for a while now and I heard it can happen over night or take months. I think I'll be grateful if it ever happens. Anyways, here's a peak at the new products:

What's next? I'm going to keep creating. I have clay ornaments that are ready to list but I'm stuck on how I should ship them - they're extra fragile! (Any ideas on packaging?) As well, I have some ideas in mind for other ornaments and jewelry. I'm hoping to get to my first pair of earrings made this weekend. If all goes well, I will just need to buy the packaging and they will be listed by the end of the month.

Ahh! So exciting. If you're reading this blog and know someone out there who loves handmade items, please spread the word. I'm hoping to get enough confidence up to build up a stock and go to next year's craft shows. What do you think?

Anyways, have a great weekend out there. Besides crafting, I'll be online shopping (yay black friday deals!), possibly getting out the christmas decorations, doing my last school assignment, attending a work party… and hopefully squeezing in some relax time!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I Confess... I'm Addicted!

It's only a couple days since Christmas and I must confess, I'm addicted to this one gift my husband received - a Perplexus Epic. At first it seems like a child's game, foolish and pointless. And then, you try it. It's the world greatest puzzle in a ball. It has a tiny silver ball that must make it through the twists, turns and slides of a 125 level maze. There's no other word for it, other than addictive. If you're looking for that perfect gift to get a friend or loved one - look no further.

If I have it right, this is the hardest of three different ones you can buy. I'm telling you, you must go and get yourself one of these, the whole family will love it! I give it five stars and two thumbs up!!! Anyways, I must get back to my challenge, I have over 60 levels to go. Goodnight! :o)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dallas Gets An Early Christmas Present!

What a quick week, but we're all ready for Christmas now!! I know I missed a few posts and I'm not going to do my "Favorites Friday" posts, but I am going to share some family moments with you. Dallas, our dog, received an early Christmas present tonight and I'd thought you'd get joy in seeing the pics!! Here you go...

And because I'm probably not going to be back on here for a few days, happy holidays out there - Merry Christmas!! Enjoy your time with your friends and family. I wish you all the best for the New Year... And hopefully I'll be back before 2012!!!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our Christmas Tree

Ba-humbug! So, it's just over two weeks until Christmas and we still haven't put up our Christmas Tree. We sat and thought about it tonight and discussed that we're just going to skip decorating this year! I know, it sounds as if though my husband and I have a case of the Scrooge but the truth is the lack of snow, the time flying by and the mid house renovations have left us feeling as though it's not even Christmas. So, now that we're this close to the day that the Jolly Old Man comes down the chimney, I might just pull out a couple of stockings and put on my Christmas cheer... I really do love Christmas, but this year we're just not feeling it. I hope we don't regret it. I guess I'll just post my tree on here, I hope you like it - I've been shopping for it all afternoon!

Okay, let's see if we stick to our word about no tree. In the meantime, I'm in love with this completely adorable tree, it feels so beach-y and fun - something I definitely can't pull off in the great Canadian weather!

Feel free to link to your Christmas Tree - I'd love to see what you've done out there!