It looks like Christmas!

Hello my dear blogger friends! Hello my dear and forgotten blog! actually is not I forgot my blog (or you my friends), just I could not find the time to post everything I´ve been crafting and leave you some love on your blogs...
Christmas is almost here!! where did the whole year go??? I love Christmas season, so many sweet childhood memories... besides making some cards I´ve been doing some crafts too!
Here I am to show you a Christmas bunting I made a few days ago
let me tell you I LOVE how it turned out, my pictures are not good (sorry about that!), but believe me it looks better IRL.
I took some pages from an old book and printed the images (all from The Graphics Fairy) directly on the pages, cut them in a flag-like shape and added a few sparkling details: sequins, glass seed beads, glitter glue; colored some parts of the images with colored pencils and used a knotted string to hung it.
It was so easy and fun to make I´m thinking to do more of them to decorate my place all year round! here you have a few more pictures:

On my cooking side I´ve been trying a few baking recipes I had spotted here and there. In particular I made these super-wonderful chocolate cookies (you can find the recipe here) and some beer breads (using this recipe). Hope you try them too! love the smell of my house when I find the time to bake, the cookies are wonderful and the bread is simply amazing!

Next week I´ll take a few day off, so I hope I can find the time to blog a bit more and to visit you too! Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

I love the combination of images on text - wonderful bunting! The cookies and cakes look delicious. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

Okio B Designs said...

Your Xmas banner is just lovely! The images fit perfectly! Coming over from Brag Monday.


Bethany@ said...

I love the bunting you made. It is perfection. The details over the print are so pretty. You did such a nice job on it, I bet it looks even better in person! xo

Lynne Armstrong said...

Hello dear Ileana, nice to see you :) Your bunting is beautiful and the recipes sound very yummy. Glad you're getting a few days off...enjoy your Christmas break and have a wonderful new year. Hopefully next year won't be quite as busy for all of us!
Big hugs xx

Connie said...

I love your banner . . . it is beautiful and simple, and that is a win-win in my book. Your recipes really look yummy, too. I am your newest blogger. I have one day left on my New Years Day give-away, so please come over and enter.
Happy New Year
Good luck on the give-away :)
Your newest blogging sister,
Connie :)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such a pretty banner. I love the images you chose! Thank heavens for Karen and The Graphics Fairy!

This is my first visit to your blog! I came over at Karen's suggestions.
Happy New Year!
♥ Jil