It was such a lovely surprise to find this bush in full bloom outside our door in the middle of January. I’m adding having flowers in the yard in January to my list of things I love about living in the South.
Anyone know what type of flower this is? Hope the New Year is off to a lovely start for everyone!
During the summer, my mother enjoys watching the hummingbirds outside of her kitchen window. She always seems a bit sad when it is time to put away the feeder for the winter and looks forward to the birds return in the spring. For the holidays, I thought I’d bring her a little early cheer and make her a couple of hummingbird ornaments for her tree.
I also think these ornaments would be pretty hanging in a window or on a mobile for a year-round decoration.
These little hummingbirds are made out of salt dough (just like the DIY Snowflake Ornaments), but I added a piece of toothpick for the beak while the dough was still wet.
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful to be able to spend the day with family and friends.
This week has gotten away from me. Jaime and I have been busy getting ready to host Thanksgiving, but now that the harvest rolls, sweet potato pies, red velvet cupcakes, pumpkin bread, and sweet potato casserole have been made, I wanted to post a quick project — clothespin star Christmas ornaments.
This past weekend, in addition to making the pumpkin bread that I blogged about earlier this week, I also finished making some salt dough ornaments. I went to a couple of stores, but couldn’t find a snowflake cookie cutter so I used a daisy and star cookie cutter to make these ornaments.
Of course, once I made these ornaments it seemed like all of the the stores got their winter cookie cutters in stock and I saw snowflake cookie cutters in four different stores. Don’t you hate when that happens? I guess I will just have to make another batch of ornaments!
I think that these ornaments would be pretty hanging on a Christmas tree, as a tag on a gift, or hanging from a fireplace mantle.
I hope that everyone is having a happy Halloween. I know that it has been a bit quiet on Scissors and Spoons this past week, but I have been working on some fun craft projects. I am looking forward to sharing these projects with you soon. I hope that you will stop by on Friday to see what I have been up to!
My parents sent me a very sweet birthday surprise: a pumpkin cake blog post! I didn’t get to try the cake, but I have been drooling over the photos. Doesn’t this look tasty? I can’t wait to try this recipe.
This week got away from me, but I wanted to share this lovely fall post from my mom. These preserved fall leaves make such a pretty center piece. Here is how to preserve fall leaves: