Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


My heart gives thanks for many things;
I know not how to name them all.
My soul is free from frets and stings,
For Sun and stars, for flowers and streams,
For work and hope and rest and play -
For empty moments given to dreams,
For these my heart gives thanks today.
~William Braithwaite

I got that banner last year from Mika, Tina's daughter (Cherry Hill Cottage). My sweet girl is home for the rest of the week so I won't be posting again until the weekend so I can enjoy my time with her. Plus it'll give me time to catch up with everyone's blogs (I'm woefully behind - I know I owe some people recipes).


I've been working on several projects and I'll leave you with this little decoupage project I finished over the weekend. It's very easy and you've probably seen similar already on other blogs. I used some cute Christmas wrap that I got from Hobby Lobby last year on clearance and a small tin star ornament.



I'm a very impatient crafter! So I didn't make a template or anything. I just layed the wrapping paper on top of each star section and used my finger nail to outline it, cut it out, glued it down, went over the top with some Elmer's glue mixed with water - that's it.



I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day full of fun and good food and then we get to start decorating for Christmas!


45 comments:

Heather said...

very nice! i'm an impatient crafter too, lol.

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

The banner is very pretty and looks lovely hanging on your window.

I really like what you did with the star...very nice!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Adrienne said...

Hi Manuela -
First, have a wonderful time with your daughter. Don't worry about catching up with us - we'll still be here after she goes home again! Your banner is nice. I've been wanting to add one to my fireplace but just haven't gotten around to making one yet. Maybe next year! I love what you did with your star. That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.
~Adrienne~

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy thanksgiving to you too! Cute star, I got some scrapbook paper in that pattern last year! Have fun with the family:>)

salmagundi said...

Enjoy your time with family and Happy Thanksgiving! Sally

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful! I want one! Have a Happy Thankgiving and time spent with Family. Katherine

Rosemary said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Rosemary

Lyn said...

Manuela, I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy your special time with your daughter. Blessings to you, Lyn

Mrs. Rabe said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

I love the star!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How cute that is, Manuela! Hope you and yours have a wonderful time of Thanksgiving this week. We are staying home this year & I'm cooking!

Mary Ann said...

I just got some scrapbook paper like that to make a garland for Christmas. I really liked the toile!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Manuela, I love your stars!!! I also wanted to wish you a very happy turkey day.

Ruth

Sue said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family....Sue.

Jean said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love the star! Jean

glorv1 said...

Manuela, I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving. Take care.

Carrie said...

The refinished star looks great!

Just stopping by to let you know about the Holiday Giveaway on my nativity blog.
Includes a blue and white nativity collector plate!

Here’s the link:
http://carolanativitygallery.blogspot.com/2008/11/holiday-giveaway.html
Carrie

AJ said...

Love the star! I've got that same print on tissue paper. Thanks for the idea;)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your special time with your daughter. Love the banner and that star is really neat!

Mimi Sue said...

I love your stars. It really updated them. Mimi

ShabbyInTheCity said...

A toile star! Thats great!
You guys have a fun time together...don't eat too much LOL!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I love your blog! I came here by way of your comment on Southern Hospitality.

Like you, I love pretty things, but I have to do it on the cheap. It is so nice to *see* someone with similar style, and to know you are doing it on a budget.

So inspiring!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

The Nester is talking about you!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I love your impatient crafting...that is the only way I get anything done.
Have a wonderful time with your family and enjoy some rest...is that possible? :)

Storybook Woods said...

Cute !!! Happy, yummy Thanksgiving. Clarice

Tracey McBride said...

Love the poem...and your lovely banner...and especially liked the way you covered the star!! So clever and so quick...and perfect way to reinvent! Have a cozy, happy week with your girl. We'll be going to my Dad's...and tomorrow we will see Mike's family. Thanks again Manuela.
Warmly,
Tracey
P.S. Sorry, but I tagged you for six blessings/things to be thankful for. I just found out that I'm supposed to tell those I tag :) ... whenever you get the chance.xo

laurie said...

I'm an impatient crafter too, but I think it shows in my crafts. Yours look wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving. laurie

Mary said...

Busy, clever as always Manuela!!! You continue to amaze me - just glad you are taking a little break to spend with family - have a fun time.

Meanwhile - you 'lucky duck' finding those wonderful chairs - what a bargain. I'll start looking for some like that - guess it's hit or miss - love the French look as you know!!

Happy Holiday.

ivoryspring said...

Lovely banner and star. Happy Thanksgiving, Manuela!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Blessing to you dearest Manuela,
Love your star..... and your banner...
HUgs
Linda

Angie said...

Love that cute banner and star! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful idea for the star!

You have a terrific time with all your family at home...enjoy each moment!

Happy Thanksgiving dear Manuela. Happiness to you all!

Love,
Sue

Cathy Miller said...

I had that same wrapping paper! And, did you know that they also have that same pattern in scrapbook paper? I've made some banners from it!
Have a great visit, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

Your banner is so sweet and your star ornament turned out wonderful! Enjoy the time with your daughter and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Paula

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love the banner and the star! You are a crafting genius, Manuela, even if you are impatient!

Coming by to wish you many thanksgiving blessings,

Melissa

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
Just stopping by to say Happy Thanksgiving. I know you'll enjoy having your daughter there.
Hugs, Rhondi

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Aweeeeeeeesome!!!

M ^..^

mrsjones6 said...

Hi Manuela, Just stopping by to wish you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!
Blessings,
Jen

Cre8Tiva said...

manuela...wishing you a blessed and happy thanksgiving...hugs, rebecca

Mrs. Pivec said...

Warm blessings to you this Thanksgiving. I'm thankful to have "met" you this year, Manuela! Enjoy your time with your girl!

Suzanne said...

Cute idea... I'm ready to pull out the Christmas decorations this weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy the time with your family.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Happy Thanksgiving Manuela to you and your family.

Blessings,

Sher

Mrs. Homemaker said...

I like your stars, I may copy that for my house!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow, lots of fun things going on over here. Your banner turned out adorable. LOVED the tin star with that great paper choice. Also, I love the makeover you did on the bee pillow. Way to go.
And last, those chairs for $14 each...I still can't believe it. Lucky, lucky girl! : )

momstheword said...

I loved the banner and the stars. Thanks for sharing all these ideas. I am not crafty or very imaginative so I appreciate all the help I can get, lol! Love the white chairs too.

Jen r. said...

Love that papered star! I hope you had a great thanksgiving!