Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jane Austen Season...

Well...Christmas is over....I'm ready to move on to other things....lots of Spring-like things.

I'm in the midst of surrounding myself with flowery pink items that remind me of the warmth that is right around the corner.....HA! So close, yet so far away! Didn't Winter just begin? :)

We can dream, can't we? :)
'Tis the season to bring out the "Sense & Sensibility", "Pride & Prejudice" & what the heck...bring out "Miss Potter". A bunny or two in winter never killed anyone. :)

Make it happen. Spring is in the air...or in your mind if you so choose! :)
Happy Jane Austen Season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today's candy-type endeavors....

Well, I'm "wrapping up" with the shopping and all the wrapping....
It's nice to have a bit of time to putz around and finish Christmassy odds & ends that have been swirling around in my head....

although...not sure if it's a good idea to show these nifty, super-long candy cane style ticking stockings....

It's a good way to get hooked into extra presents!

Take time to enjoy the season...have a handy-dandy project close-by and take the time to work on it a bit a time with something warm to drink. :)

Christmassy Mulled Cider
4 cups apple juice
1 large cinnamon stick..or 2 small
4 whole cloves
a scraping of nutmeg
one squeeze of orange juice

Festive Pets....

....I've never seen Neville look so happy.....
He's quite a serious foolin' around here!

Olive looks pretty ecstatic while we're on the subject...
This is exactly why we have pets, isn't it. :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Dust

Well, I've been going strong since November 1st, decorating, fussing, mussing and getting all those pretty little knickknacks out! Santa's keeping an eye on US this year...feels similar to an audit, I would imagine.

Holly Hobbie is dressed in her holiday garb, out and about shopping in town....

Angels from the "realms of glory" are singing the praises of the season....

And visions of sugarplums are dancing in my head!

My question to you is, after all the time we spent glitzing, fluffing, shifting, stuffing and shaking....who invited the dust??    ;)

Wishing you a blessed season of fluffing, shifting, stuffing, shaking and reflection!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


"FAITHFUL FRIENDS!" Just for you!
I'll be teaching an on-line class at ToleTown,
NOVEMBER 12  7:00pm eastern time
The piece is a 9 x 12" canvas panel, BRAND NEW DESIGN just for this occasion!
For more information & details, head to.....
And of course, any additional questions can be directed to me at
Hope to see you there!!! Christmas is coming!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


"A Walk in the Snow!" 6 x 9" Ornament!
Handpainted by Kim Christmas, decorated with a laser cut snowflake and icy blue Swarovski crystal.
Perfect to hang in the center of a wreath, in a window or on a door.
Just come on over to the Blog, sign up and leave your comment or greeting on the post.
This makes you eligible for the draw to win! YAY!
Deadline to enter is October 31st, Draw takes place November1st
I'm feeling friendly this week, so get over here and visit!

For more wonderful painted Christmas ideas, visit my website at
Good luck!

New Packet release, also available in EPacket form!

"Snowman Cake" & "Autumn Faces!" Packets released!....sounds like they were caged! LOL!
Also available in EPacket form for quick availability so you can get started right away!
Go girls! Go! Get those sparkles out, this snowman candlestick holder will make a great group project!
Lots of fun and easy too. :)
Patterns available at
Unpainted pieces all available at
Get those little studio Christmas trees out, turn on the little twinkling lights, light your cinnamon candles and get crackin'! The Christmas painting Season is upon us!
Cinnamony Hugs to all!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Snowman Cake!

Coming soon! Hot off the press...(almost!)... "Snowman Cake" comes to town!
Pieces to build this little guy are available at
Embellished, of course, with Celestial glitter & Glamour Dust paints from DecoArt.

You NEED this piece, this coming season! And of course, the instructions will be available in regular or E-packet form.
We all love to save $$$ on shipping! :)
Happy, snow, cake, painting days!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cupcake Madness!

Come on now...haven't you always to take your cupcakes out of the oven WITH cupcakes!?
I found the coolest thing ever in my local quilt shop...A Pattern for quilted cupcake potholders!
You'll want to make a dozen in different colors for eash season of the year, I guarantee it! :)
Check out Susie C Shore Designs at

Friday, October 15, 2010

Simplify: An Autumn Portflio

A Portfolio of all things Autumn!
 28 plus pages of Decorative Painting patterns, knitting & sewing projects that are sure to add to your Fall season this year!
Includes 3 recipes that you just can't resist, favorites of mine that will be favorites for years to come!
Hand bound, includes full photo sheets on satin gloss photo paper. Patterns and instructions printed on heavy weight  white.
A Collection Portfolio to be sure, with more Seasons to come!
As an added bonus, you receive a FREE "GingerMint" E-Packet to help you get a start on your Christmas Decorating projects!
Happy Creating!