Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sneak Peak At A Few Nativities

Below are four samples of over 400 nativities that will be displayed this weekend at our church.  There are nativities from all over the world on display.
I can't wait to show pictures of the whole thing completed, the setting we tried to create was what life would have been like around the time of the Saviors birth.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Final Major Project Before Christmas

I have had three really big projects in my life the last couple of months and the final one will be completed this weekend.  Our church (8 local congregations) which is called a Stake has been working on a Festival of the Nativities that will be open to the public this weekend.  I am not sure how many nativities will be displayed but it will be in the hundreds.  Along with the church member's personal nativities being displayed we are also having a live nativity(minus live animals) on the stage in the cultural hall (gym) and I have been put in charge of making that happen.

Lucky for me I have a handy dandy son (the one who did my entryway earlier this year and he is the one who also built my rolling craft table in my craft room) who can build anything so I immediately put him in charge of building the stable.  Everything is in the beginning stages and this is what we have so far.  I have also had a friend making costumes for Mary, Joseph, an angel, shepherds and wise men.  Someone else is building a manger for us.  Without great talented people to call upon I don't know what I would do.
 There will be tables all around the room with nativity sets displayed and it will be made to look like small shops that are geared toward the time period of Christ's birth.  The photo below is the beginning construction of those.
 There is a large tent erected in the center that will also have table displays.  The bamboo laying on the floor will be used to add a natural element, I believe they will be propped up around some areas, but am not quite sure yet.
 This would be some very hard working people painting cardboard to look like wood for the roofs of the stores.
I will be back with a post when the whole thing is completed and will have lots of pictures to share.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

'Twas The Night Before...The Bazaar/Boutique

OK, here is the post of the night before the first annual Joyful Season Craft Boutique.  I had some very, very, very wonderful friends come and help set up the boutique.  Can I just say that I will be forever indebted to these sweet lovely friends.  I may have made a lot of the items but their expertise was needed to make it all look good.  Didn't they do a wonderful job?

We have fresh green centerpieces and wreaths. They smell so good.
 Mesh Wreaths
 Jingle All the Way
 Hand made log bed frames (Queen sized)
Antique windows
 Gift ideas.
 Thanksgiving items
 More Thanksgiving items.
 Jewelry and home decor
 Christmas decor.
 Miscellaneous signs
 Little baby and girl tutu's
 More gift ideas
 More Christmas decor

And even more winter and Christmas items

 And even more stuff
 Adorable Christmas cards

 Christmas stuff
 Christmas stuff
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012


There is just one more week until my in home bazaar which we are calling
Here are a few more additons:
 Christmas cards by Jacque
 Another cute card, and there are many more to choose from.
 This is a tri-fold photo album.  It is hard to give it justice by just photographing it.
 A fun elf shoe.
 Merry Christmas blocks.
 PEACE on earth, goodwill toward men.
Christmas wouldn't be the same without the Grinch.