Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Garland, anyone?

Ok....first I want to get this post out....then later this week, I'll be back with the rest! And before I forget...thank-you for all the suggestions on how to upload that video...I will be trying that again real soon!

So.....While trying to rack my brain about what to make for my parents this year.....an idea came to me...Garland! One can never have enough Garland right??? I had a lot of scrap booking paper with a Christmas motif........so....I made this....
(This is the garland for our tree....)
......as usual, we had help decorating the tree!
And a new angel......LOL.....Cora thought it was a good idea! OK, so I have learned one thing about Garland making.....when you think you have enough, double it! I am definitely going to have to keep my eye out for some more blue Christmas paper.
When I ran out of Scrap book paper, I drug out those outdated calendars I collect. (There's so much to do with the pictures from calendars!! The pictures on the back make for great mini prints!!) So....This is how I cut it....down the middle first.....
...then in to one inch strips........
Then take 2 (I really like how it looks when there's something to look at on the inside of the loops, too!!) So take 2 strips, put the ugly backs together......and wrap it around in a circle, and staple, twice. The tropical calendar will be turned into Garland for a beachy themed tree....The traditional red, green, and white one will be going on my Mom's tree......And there's even one I made with a garden calendar! Let me warn you now......This can be very addicting!
.....And it is in NO way cat proof. Long story short....Otis sat in the box where I was keeping these....and seeing as they're made from paper, they didn't hold up. Very, very upsetting......and now I'm outta pretty paper! Dang cat!!

Speaking of cats.....Just thought I'd share with you a pic of JD sleeping in the dirty dishes........
LOL.....love how he has his foot in that little bowl.....silly kitty!!! Cracks me up...there's 4 beds in the house and he's in the Dishes????
One more picture for the road???
Here's Momma kitty and 4 of her babies....
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I finally got all my Christmas cards out the other day, and other than a few stocking stuffers, I think I'm done. I've taken the month off from the doctor appointments. I can't run from being 'sick', but I can take a month away from the 'drama' at the doctors office. I just need a break, ya know. I will start at the beginning again next year, but for the rest of this year, I just want to sit back and relax! So........

Until Next Time........

6 comments:

Caseymini said...

Katie, I used to make the garlands like that in mini also. You are right. They are adictive.....

I think you are close to earning the title "Crazy Cat Lady" now.LOL I love the kitten sleeping in the dirty dishes. Did you have to wash him along with the dishes? VBG

dale said...

Garlands are so much fun to make. My girls used to love making them. They would make count down garlands for their door and take one off each night until it was Christmas.

What a great idea about using the calendars! And that paper is so heavy, it should hold up well from one season to the next.

Your cats are a riot! Espeically the one in the dishes. ;)

Liberty Biberty said...

Those garlands look great Katie! Very good idea for using up the scrapbooking supplies!
Enjoy the holidays!
Mercedes

kathi said...

Oh my goodness, JD has got to be the funniest little cat ever! In the DISHES??! I love it! Those baby kitties are just precious too. Makes me want another one! Cute cute cute!
Have you tried making mini paper chains? I don't dare even try! :)

Ana Anselmo said...

Hi Katie, finally I finished my two project proposals, today at 5.00 pm was the dead line, and when I arrived home in the afternoon I had a pack from US, with this words "don´t open until christmas" LOL, I will I promise, and i have aonther thing from US in the post office, tomorrow I am going to get it!
Those cats are just so, so cute!!!!

Doreen said...

I received a little mini garland in a swap and I was delighted because we always had paper garlands on our tree when the children were small. I loved home made decorations. I also love your use of calendars. I used to save them but when I moved I got rid of them all and I could kick myself now. I received your Christmas card today and I love those mini prints. Thank you so much for the card and the prints.A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and may you have a Happy HEALTHY Safe New Year.