Thursday, November 21, 2013

Another Day...Another Peek :))))

Good Morning!
I have another fun peek to share with you of
"Pass the EggNog"
I always like to put a few "unexpected" treasures in the Front Porch Kits...They are just so much fun to craft with and alter up! Here's a sneak peek...Enjoy!



I can't wait to reveal the whole "Pass the EggNog" kit...won't be long now...Stay tuned for more!

Pre-orders have begun at the Little Blue House and you can also order online at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com.

Merry Crafting!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Pass the EggNog" Sneak Peak #1

Good Morning!

I'm thrilled to announce that their is a NEW Front Porch Kit soon to be revealed at the Little Blue House!
 

"Pass the EggNog" is a fabulous collection of hand-picked items sure to warm your heart and inspire you to craft this Holiday Season. Here is Sneak Peek #1...Enjoy! Watch here and the LBH Blog for more peeks to come and the full reveal will be this Saturday :)))))))


Pre-orders begin today at the Little Blue House or you can order online at www.thelittlebluehouseonline.com.

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)


Sunday, November 17, 2013

12 Days of Ornaments begins today!!!!

Good Morning Dear Friends!
It's time once again for one of our favorite features over at the Little Blue House!


Today is Day #1 of our 12 Days of Ornaments Extravaganza!

Beginning today, Nov. 17th, each day we will feature a tutorial for a hand-made ornament. The 12th ornament will be featured on Thanksgiving Day...Just in time for the Tree to go up!

You will also enjoy a chance to WIN one of the ornaments featured by simply posting a comment each day on the LBH blog...We will draw a winner each day! So bookmark us, become a follower, and craft with us over the next 12 days! Many of the supplies used are available at the LBH and the ornaments will be displayed on our tree.

I have the great pleasure of featuring Ornament #1:

Every year I create an ornament for my tree that preserves my memories of the LBH. This year I designed a snow globe. This could easily be adapted and changed to other colors...I think I'm going to make one for our family cabin (which is green)....or it could simply be an adorable holiday house...


 LBH Snowglobe Ornament
Designed by: Tracy Pounds
Supplies Needed:
(all supplies available for purchase at the LBH)
Custom Wood House - LBH
Inka Gold - Cobalt Blue
Mini Bottle Brush Tree
White craft paint & Icicle or Diamond Stickles
Corrugated Black Paper
Scrap piece of Black Cardstock
Candy Jellies - 1 for doorknob
Clear Fillable Ornament
Faux Snow
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
Dryer Sheet

These ornaments are very simple and fun to make. Follow along and I will show you my easy "How To":
Begin by applying the blue inka gold to your wood house. Inka Gold comes in a variety of colors so you have several options of colors for your house. Apply it with your finger. It dries instantly and has a wax-like feel with a satiny-smooth finish.....gorgeous!


Cut two rectangles from Black Corrugated Paper (Fancy Pants) for the roof top.You will want 8 mountains which measures very closely to 1 1/2 x 1 inches.


Hot glue into place, wrapping around both sides.

You will overlap them and it will look like this when you have both pieces in place....

Remove the wood base from your mini bottle brush tree.
Twists off easily. 

Paint this base white...this way it will blend right into the snow.

Cut a small door from a scrap piece of black cardstock and glue into place. Attach a Candy Jellie Dot (Queen & Co.) for the doorknob.

Glue the Mini Bottle Brush Tree to the House. Slightly off set as shown here... 
 Glue the white base that was on your tree to the bottom of your house. This will give it some lift and make it easier to attach inside the ornament. 

Dab on some Stickles (Ranger) to the rooftop and the tree using your finger. Allow to dry.

Here's a great tip! To eliminate static electricity, take a recycled dryer sheet and rub inside of the ornament...\
This helps get rid of the static :)))))))

Apply some hot glue to the bottom of the white wood base and attach inside one half of the ornament. Hold for a second till it is good and dry. 

Lay the ornament down and using a spoon, pour in a few of the faux snow pellets behind the house. Be careful not to overfill. 
Attach the over half of the ornament and hold up so that the snow fills around the house and tree. 

Tie off some fun ribbon to the top and waa laa....You have an adorable LBH SnowGlobe Ornament! All ready to hang on the tree!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and please post a comment...One lucky commenter will be chosen and announced tomorrow morning! Tell me one of your favorite memories of the first Christmas you celebrated in your home. 

Be sure to visit the LBH blog tomorrow to see Ornament #2 
designed by Rhonda Merry. 

Merry Crafting,
Miss Tracy :)



Friday, November 15, 2013

Miss T's Pickers Workshop: Shutter Angels

If you have a passion like I do for giving new life to old things...then my Pickers Workshop is just thing for you! I have a passion for Picking and Repurposing all kinds of Junque-y Treasures!

Hark the Herald: Shutter Angels
Designed by: Tracy Pounds

In my November Workshop, you will have the opportunity to create Altered Shutter Angels. I first saw a version of this created for a Garden on Pinterest. I fell in love with it and had to create one of my own. I think she will be beautiful for the holidays and other seasons too. I can simply change out whatever she is holding to fit the season. This was one of the projects we recently created on my JunkTime Picker's Retreat. We had a great time designing our angels and now you can too!
They can be any shape or size...


November Project:
Shutter Angels

Cost: $45
Sunday Nov. 24th 
2pm-5pm
** What to Bring**
1 shutter (any size)
2 cans of Spray Paint 
(1 base coat color, 1 top coat color)**I used Nutmeg for base coat and Heirloom White for top coat-
purchased at Home Depot
Sand Paper or Sanding Block
*Adornments for your Angel - decorative trims, knob, repurposed item for her arms and face, ribbons, etc.
*I'll bring up a few things too...
 but these could always be added later

Me and my Wood Guy will provide all the wood/wings and hardware for your Shutter Angels.



Please stop by or call the Little Blue House to reserve your seats today! I will need you to drop your shutter off at the LBH by Thursday, Nov.21st so we can pre-cut your specific pieces and customize to your size shutter.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Happy Picking!
Miss Tracy :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Little Somethings Workshop....Registration has begun!

It's that time of year once again....Time to register for the 
LBH Little Somethings Workshop!

Jingle on over to the LBH to reserve your seat...Sign up's begin this Saturday, 11/2. 

You will love creating all kinds of Holly-Jolly Projects....perfect Little Somethings to give to your friends, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, etc. This year we will be hosting this magical event at the Keller Roundhouse (located right behind the LBH). This way we can accomodate more people and have more MerrY FuN!!! Our theme this year is

 
"Twas the Night before Christmas"

Three Sessions to choose from:
Friday, 12/6  6pm-9pm
Saturday, 12/7 9:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, 12/7 2pm-5pm
Cost: $45

What to bring and When to Come???
Just load your Scissors in your Holster and arrive 15 minutes early...with a Smile on your Face! 
Everything else is provided for you.
I am also pleased to announce that Stacy Seely
 from the Whitworth Ranch Retreat will be serving you some extra special cookies & cocoa during our event! 

Be on the lookout...Santa will be making his annual appearance ...So be on your best behavior!  
Stay on Santa's Nice List...At the end of the Workshop, YoU can go see him at the LBH, take photos and be sure to give him your Golden Ticket and he will give you a Goodie Bag filled with wonderful products donated by some of your favorite Companies!

Don't delay...Sessions will fill up fast! 
You can stop by or call the LBH to reserve your seat beginning Saturday 11/2.
(817) 431-7930