Significance of the Name
My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.
So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
To be continued....I'll show and tell next year.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
“To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”
Monday, December 19, 2011
Hope you enjoy these links:
Polish the Stars
Crafts Keep Me Sane
The Sasse Life
Michele Raven Designs
The French Cupboard
The Brambleberry Cottage
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Hope you enjoy these links:
I Heart Nap TIme
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
You all know by now how I feel about the importance of your gift wrap presentation. It's like another gift to show how special you think the person is. It is, for me an integral part of the gift...the gift presentation...it shows you gave just a little more to make it special for them. So this year instead of buying rolls of beautiful Christmas wrapping paper this year....which is one of my favorite things to pick out, I am going to use brown craft paper. We are all trying to watch our pennies these days. Why not just use the good ole brown wrap and add repurposed and vintage items to my brown palette.
So off to the web and Pinterest for ideas. Having brown craft paper is like having a blank canvas to work from...how fun! I thought I'd share some of the lovely brain storming ideas I found. These people have done some lovely, creative ideas for us to inspire our own versions....So let the inspirations begin......
love vintage lace or fabric. I may just use a strip a fabric across the center of the brown craft paper.
a little tinsel, a glittered star on a round gift tag with decoupaged sheet music....
could do this with sheet music or fabric, lace or an old doily....
Oh just noticed there is a doily on the one in the back....
We could even do this on brown gift bags....
a bow made from interesting pieces with seam binding....love it!
Once again I continue to use pine and pinecones...back yard scavenging!
Twine....there is a really trendy penny safer
How cute to use ribbon around brown paper gift bags!