Holiday Entertaining : Hostess Gifts

Craft  Wednesday is all about Entertaining today : A couple of great hostess gift and something to Serve but this will need to be planned ahead –

You can make these wine glass rings as party gifts or make ahead and take as a hostess gift. These rings I purchased but you can wrap a piece of wire around a thread spool and make your own. Place beads & charms and a clasp and you are done.  




Need to dress up a bottle of wine. From a fat quarter of holiday  print -cut out and sew a bag for your wine bottle. This is simple and easy & a great way to use up scraps . Lisa 





Louisiana Cherry Bounce 

This recipe you need to start 2 weeks in advance to let cherries soak.

  • 2 quart cleaned/steamed removed Cherries (Bing) 
  • 3 quart of white sugar 
  • 1 quart of Bourbon

Place Cherries in a crock add sugar -cover and let sit 2 Weeks. Stir every other day.Then add bourbon -Stir and Leave overnight. Strain and serve.

  • You can also add all ingredients together -place in a dark cool spot and leave 6 months.  Many South Louisiana families have there own recipe which is served during the Holiday.    Lisa



Kids Crafts * My Craft Table

Wednesday Craft Table : is all about Kids Crafts. These simple items are made from foam sheets in bright colors purchased from Walmart. These sheets are great to make all kinds of things -use your imagination- perfect for classroom projects,scouts,church groups or family fun. Lisa



Christmas tree picture frame/ornament.Cut out from foam & decorated.



Snowy picture frame. Take two sheets cut out square for picture and decorate .



First Snow of the Year *

Today’s Scrapbook project is page #6- in my Holiday Craft Album.My son enjoying the Snow.




I started back doing some Project Life pages – But I already had a lot of 12×12 clear album pages. So a little DIY with my Sewing machine. I made my own pocket pages. First I marked off  where I need pockets. Then I sewed on the lines making  the pockets & then filled them.With a great page kit  : Wintery by Authentique – Celebrating the first winter snow through the eyes of my son. Even shoveling snow is fun to him.   Lisa



DIY Time * Mrs. Claus

Hi Guys! Today on my Blog I am sharing a Free & Easy project from my Craft Table. 

First you may know I am a coffee drinker but I like creamer in it.If like me you like to try all the flavors new for the holiday you end up with lots of empty containers.  So what will a crfater do with with empty container – Make Something out of it – a double winner . Lisa


Okay ! Today it’s French Vanilla but it can be any flavor.


I sprayed painted it white. Now for the painting – could be Santa, Snowman or today  Mrs. Claus.

I painted her with acrylic paints I already had – but you can use anything .Great to make with kids for a classroom project . Enjoy –  Lisa.



Thank You Cards

To go with my Great Fall field trip a few Thank You cards for the Park Service employees who shared there knowledge with us.

Need to Find a Park = Park Service Map

The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.

These simple cards are a great way to use up leftover paper,stickers & accessories from my Fall kits.







Fall Field Trip Layouts

Hello Wednesday ! Last Wednesday of November it’s been a busy month. Hope you enjoyed all the Fall project – and Next week we will be Christmas /Winter. Iam not for rushing the Seasons so here’s some last minute looks as we finish up the month -It’s Field Trip Time.. Lisa


It’s  local History time & we discover Native Americans : where they lived,eat,played games and the history of the trees & forest. Nothing like a fun group of kids learning about culture & nature. Thanks to the Park Service.

Can You Eat Acorns?

Many insects, birds, and mammals metabolize tannins with fewer ill effects than do humans. Species of acorn that contain large amounts of tannins are very bitter, astringent, and potentially irritating if eaten raw. This is particularly true of the acorns of American red oaks and English oaks.

This is a great post  about Eating Acorns / Collecting Them  – Eating Acorns Facts





A  Project Life page -about the local tree & food sources found in nature . Lead by park employees. Thanks Jane.




Thanksgiving Paper Crafts

Thanksgiving Table  craft : We have a large family & food served buffet & you sit where you want. But if you serve a more formal meals  at this time here some great Thanksgiving  paper items for you & a great card


A Great Thanksgiving or Fall Spice card . Stamps from Stampin Up. Assorted paper pack.





Placed Card  for your table. Made with some items from Paper Pumpkin from Stampin Up. With extra items . 


Small paper box or treat box to hold small gifts or food items.



Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

Today is My Craft Day ! And it’s all about Thanksgiving items to make & share this holiday season –

This is an old one but a goody & perfect for you to take as a hist gift –

  • Fabric ( cotton fat quarter)
  • Dish towel
  • Button
  • Typing paper for making a pattern /but you can free hand it.
  • Sewing machine /button whole maker  ( or you can use Velcro)
  • Not a sewer – My Mom has some with Crocheted Top

These are great for Christmas Fund raisers or Craft shows: 

I measured the top of the folded towel – traced out a basic fold over shape. Cut out two from material & sewed right sides together leaving a spot open to turn, Then turned -sewed bottom straight edge to folded towel – Folded over made button hole & attached button. Perfect to hang on stove or anywhere with handle. Lisa

I used a Thanksgiving towel from Dollar store – but could be any holiday or just basic towel to match decor colors.   Lisa







Thank You * Nancy Zierman

On this Wednesday – this craft post is honors the recently departed Nancy Zieman – the PBS host of Sewing with Nancy. She will be missed by her fans & family. Sewing with Nancy -taught many of us  to be better sewers & quilters and know I will miss her.  So Thank You for sharing your passion with us.

Check out her November 14th blog post -perfect for your Thanksgiving table.


Nancy No -Sew Cloth Napkins –Nancy Blog


Craft Day with Lisa

It’s Wednesday & Welcome to my Craft Table. Well actually my dining room table. I have an actual craft room  since my son  changed room but its hot in the Summer & sometimes Cold in the Winter. We live in an old house that belongs to my grandparents & it’s hard to heat & cool. So I make do -since we really use our dining room table. I have been lack in crafting since -my Mom’s been in the hospital. Hopefully that will change soon -because I have some projects to get done before Thanksgiving. But I have had time to do some coloring-


Book Link

A Thanksgiving holiday coloring book for adults.

  • Contains 32 intricate designs to color including turkeys, pumpkins, fall leaves, and Thanksgiving day feasts.
  • Each page is printed single side on pure white, acid-free, 60 lb paper.
  • Will provide hours of fun and relaxation.
  • This Thanksgiving designs adult coloring book is suitable for older children, teens and adults.



Some Family Craft Projects :




book link

Crafts from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day can be found in this comprehensive book, making holiday preparations both easy and fun. Just flip through the pages and choose the craft of the day, with easy-to-follow directions and photographs of finished projects to ensure young craft makers’ success. With a variety of projects and crafts for every holiday season, hours of enjoyment are sure to be had with this handy book.


I made this page last night : Give Thanks page & i am giving Thanks everyday for my family support & love.  Lisa