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Friday, November 19, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday-Christmas Inspirations

Happy Friday everyone!

 I am joining Debra from Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday, and Cindy from My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.  You will definitely want to take some time to visit both of these blogs and all of the creative bloggers who link to these parties, who knows where YOUR next inspiration may come from.

I was inspired this week to be creative.

So I was!

I was very busy indeed.

I finally took my new sewing machine out of the box and used my new RUFFLER.
Lots of fun and I am only getting started.

I quick sewed a slipcover for a small footstool I had in the basement. 
 I used a vintage table cloth to start with so I wouldn't make mistakes with my good fabric. 
 It is a good thing too! 
 Hahahaha, because there is a full ruffle where the side meets the top, but you can't see that because I sewed it on the INSIDE, oh well, this was just a test run with the new ruffler foot. 

I am going to be making ruffles ALL weekend long, Mr. M. is working this weekend so I can stay in my PJ's and sew to my hearts content. 

The kids and I are also going to be making lots of these little music sheet trees as gifts for their teachers.

This little tree is what inspired me.

I found this awesome music sheet tree on Urban Daisies the link leads you right to her tutorial. 

I also have been inspired by Miss Mustard Seed, but then again who is NOT inspired by this wonderful woman!  Here is the dresser she redid using sheet music, just one of the amazing ideas this woman has.
  If you have never seen her blog you must, don't even get me started on her slipcovers.

I also made these cute ornaments using sheet music and book pages. 
 If I can get my hands on some more papermache balls we will be making lots of these this weekend too. 
 I LOVE when it is a crafting weekend!

How about adding a little glitter to your life.

I bought some inexpensive flameless candles and coated one in glue and then poured on the sprinkles.
My daughter loves how it looks sparkly when you turn on the light. 

I hope you like what you see, some of this will be included in my giveaway, stay tuned for details.
Oh, did you notice the happy tree?
I am just getting started decorating, the boxes are coming out of the attic tonight.

I am going to have a wonderful weekend, how about you?


  1. Love the trees and the glittered candle is so pretty! Have fun learning to use your new ruffler!

  2. Well hello from glad I found you..your ornaments are soooooooo pretty,I must try that! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. ...two of my fav's ~ a ruffler and vintage sheet music!!
    Adore the trees:)
    xo, Rosemary

  4. Alaina,

    It all looks so festive! I won't start thinking about decorating for Christmas until I get through Thanksgiving. I especially like the trees. What lucky teachers your children have!

    Your Friend,

  5. All of your Christmas decorations look so beautiful, Alaina! Thanks for all of the links! I've seen Miss Mustard Seed's dresser... it's fabulous!
    Have a wonderful weekend and a happy Thanksgiving!
    Jo :)

  6. Looks like you have a fun weekend planned. I may have to make me one of those sheet music trees - they are gorgeous.

  7. The sheet music tree is adorable! Have fun making lots of ruffles.

  8. Your Decorations looks absolutely beautiful:))
    Have a great weekend, hugs Biljana

  9. Love those trees! I did some sheet covered ornaments this year too!

  10. I love these trees Alaina!!! Great idea!
    I hope Melissa can teach me to sew slipcovers like this!

  11. Your holiday decor looks like it is off to a great start with such a romantic feel. Thanks for sharing the link for the trees, adorable. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Just found your blog from Common Ground. Everything is so darn cute! I saw your shed transformation and it looks amazing! How big is that shed anyways? I can't believe everything you managed to fit in there! Have a great weekend, Marcia

  14. Everything looks great Alaina! And your trees turned out awesome as well (good find on the stars). Glad we were able to help with the inspiration. It's so great that this kids can help out on this project too! =) Jenny

  15. Your off to a great start!! I love the ornaments, and the tree using the sheet music.It looks fantastic. I would love to make some ornaments like that.


  16. Love that tree! Im going to see if my class can make something like that! Fiona

  17. Everything is so lovely. I need to get a ruffler for my would save so much time. I love your sheet music tree and those balls. I need some book page balls...add that to the list of 100 things I want to make. Have a great weekend, sweetie!

  18. WoW!!! Everything you make looks wonderful, good for you, getting into the Christmas spirit! I love it!
    Hugs, Cindy

  19. so pretty... I adore your little sheet music trees :)

  20. Oh my goodness, I saw this in my sidebar and clicked right over to see those cute trees! You will have very grateful teachers. I'm going to check out this tutorial. Everything looks so festive and pretty!

  21. I grabbed you button! Love your site, thanks for all you do!


  22. your.... god forbid I spot check....

  23. What a gorgeous little tree friend!! I LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Common Ground & I love your blog!

  24. Such an inspiring post, thank you so much for sharing with us your adorable creations!

  25. Girl, you are on a decorating roll! Now, I'm getting all fired up just thinking about those ruffles.

    I can't wait to see what you ruffle up!
    Love all the sheet paper crafts too.


  26. Hi girl you have a beautiful display of holiday beauty! I am always inspired by paper I cannot wait to feature my inspired Christmas tree in my up coming post after I announce the winner of the Eco-natural soap GiveAway. Make sure you make it over today 11-21-10 for a comment visit to enter :) ending 11-22-10

    a holiday post to love over here.


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