Friday, December 25, 2009


All over the world today, people are celebrating Christmas. As you exchange gifts on this day, take some time to reflect that Jesus was and is the greatest gift given to all people. His love for us is so great that he gave his life so that we might have eternal life. The choice is ours to receive this wonderful gift or not. John 3:16........Romans 10:9

So wherever you are today in the world, I wish you peace, love, joy and many blessings. Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Big hugs to you all

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Well seeing as how it is Christmas Eve, I am sure that most of us are doing those last minute preparations for tomorrow. I like to switch my color scheme up from previous years and this year I wanted to use red, white, gold and green but I didn't have much of the red or green nor did I want to spend a lot. I actually decorated most of my dining table with just a few bucks. I found some great recession specials (red & white plates, green napkins, red bows, green placemats, red glasses, red & gold candles and gold chargers) at the Dollar Store and the 99 cents store. My favorite Dollar Store find is the sign that says "Is is too late to be good"? I think that is hilarious. So if you are feeling festive but don't want to spend a lot or don't have a lot of time to look around before tomorrow, I would suggest these stores as great options. SHHHHHHH, your family or guests won't know you were thrifty unless you tell them... but they will enjoy the festive atmosphere you created for them.

I'm wishing all of you in blog land a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. Blessings and best holiday wishes to you and yours.


Friday, December 18, 2009


I came across the picture of a cover of a book by Salley Mavor about how to make felt miniatures. The little felt people looked so adorable to me, that even though I don't have the actual book or tutorial, I still wanted to attempt to make some. By looking at the picture, I knew that I didn't have all of the required items to make them exactly like the ones pictured so I just used what I had in my stash of craft supplies.

I made two little girls. One is named Ginger Snap and her little sister is named Sugar Cookie. These girls are house-sitting over at Huggalulu's home while Huggalulu is out of town visiting friends for the Holidays. They are having a grand time playing Christmas Carols on the piano, relaxing in the bedroom and taking turns riding Huggalulu's rocking horse. They even gave a big birthday party for the quadruplets that live next door to Huggalulu. I don't think Huggalulu will mind as long as they clean up their mess. What a great holiday vacation they are having! I hope you are having a great holiday vacation as well. Blessings & Hugs

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hi all. Welcome to my Winter Kitsch Mart. Yes the word for today is Kitschy. I guess you could say that Kitsch is defined as art, collectibles or decorative objects that are extremely garish, tasteless, inferior, shallow and of questionable artistic or aesthetic VALUE. So basically, its worthless junk that may or may not be popular with other people but you like it anyway just because YOU do. I love Gingerbread Folk. They are kitschy indeed and I decided to share the winter family pictures of my Gingies along with a family of vintage Christmas Carolers that I've placed on the fireplace mantel in the famly room. In a couple of weeks they will all go back into a box until next winter. Just for fun, I stuck a Gingy Mermaid & her baby brother that I made out of polymer clay into one of the Gingy Folk snow pictures. Can you find her? I bet she's pretty cold hanging out with the Gingies in the snow.

Thanks for stopping by the Winter Kitsch Mart and letting me share all my junk, um er ah...I mean Gingerbread Collectibles with you. (Smile) Up next will be my attempt at creating Kitschy Felt Folk. I just have to find a free moment to try to do it. It has been a super busy past few weeks. Stay tuned!