Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Hello, Dear Ones!
Yep, that's's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Note Songs cottage! :)
I shared a tiny little peep of what I've been up to on my last post and some of you guessed it!

If you're on Pinterest much you've seen what I've been pinning ~
little Christmas Glitter Houses! 

So for the last week I've been Putzing!

These little houses are also called Putz houses.

I've made a few and have set up a little snow scene to set my houses on so you could see them.

Well, actually I've pulled out a handful of white card stock for my snow.
That'll do. Afterall, it's just July! :)

I've got lots of snaps to show you so you might want to grab a sweater and a cup of hot chocolate to keep you warm! :)

Adding the little accessories are so fun!
I don't think they have to be to scale either, do you?
♫ Go light your world ♫

You always need a porch light.

Santie Claus is comin' to town!

I made four little churches.

Little angels showed up too!

Do you like my little Glitter houses?
Oh, I didn't think someone my age could have this much fun.
I've felt like a little girl making play houses.
Now I've been cutting, gluing, glittering, putzing...having a ball!

Now if you'll go to my next post you'll see how I made these little houses.
I did my research on how to make these and I must admit
(you know I can't lie, no no Nannette!)
I kinda cheated a bit and figured out an easier way,
for me, to put together these little houses.

Don't you just love Christmas in July? :)

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 Be a bnnch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

If Every Day Was Like Christmas

 I hear the bells
Saying Christmas is near
They ring out to tell the world
That this is the season of cheer

I hear a choir

Singing sweetly somewhere
And a glow fills my heart
I'm in peace with the world
As the sound of their singing fills the air

Oh why can't every day be like Christmas

Why can't that feeling go on endlessly
For if everyday could be just like Christmas
What a wonderful world this would be

I hear a child

Telling Santa what to bring
And the smile upon his tiny face
Is worth more to me than anything
~ sung by Elvis Presley


  1. Love, love, love the houses! Yes, please tell us how you did them. They remind me of when I was little and my great grandmother made a village of them around her tree.


  2. Lawsey Mercy Miss, those are all so pretty.. you did a great job and you're so far ahead of the rest of us too.. I'll still be scrambling in late nov. to get things ready lol.

    Your grands are going to be in awe of the village you've made. I can see their eyes twinkling already.

  3. Like everything you do, they are absolutely gorgeous. I'll take Christmas anytime I can get it, so July is fine with me :) I can't wait to see how you made these, you are SO creative! Hugs ~ Mary

  4. I feel cooler already looking at your snowy village! It is absolutely charming and I'll be back to find out all your secrets!

  5. I love your little houses! I can't wait to see your tutorial!

    We had a putz village when I was a child but someone stole it from our storage unit! My dream is to replace it some day. ♥

  6. Shelia, these are adorable. I'm glad you added that post about showing us how you made fingers were wondering if they could bend all that and deal with glitter, too! Can't wait to hear more. Thanks, Helen

  7. Now my eyes are glistening...they make me feel all nostalgic and happy! I can't wait to see how you made them and if it's something I can try to do! Are you sure you can't just move in with me for awhile and teach me to craft? Happy Sunday my friend!

  8. Those are so cute. We sold some similar to these during Easter and I thought they looked like something you could make. Yours are so much nicer and prettier. I love them! What a great project!

  9. These are just darling! Can't wait to see your directions. BTW -- I've posted my tomato pie recipe now..(I remember that you asked for it).

  10. Love your wee houses and churches, Sheila! I have only one and I must remedy that! Have a lovely day.


  11. Your little village is adorable Sheila! I love the Putz houses and playing with glitter is just so much fun! Enjoy:@)

  12. These are so darling...they took me right back to the 50's and my childhood! ;)

  13. Shelia,
    These little "snow" houses are adorable!!! I checked out a book at the local library this week that has a cardboard Church similar to the plastic one my MoMa put out every year when I was a child! Oh, the memories!!! I'll be back to see how you made yours, as the instructions in this book seem quite simple! Thanks for letting us forget for a moment our unbearable heat with this "c o o l" post!

  14. These little houses are soooo cute! You have done a wonderful job. I love Christmas crafts in July!
    hugs, Linda

  15. I adore your little Christmas houses! They are so charming! You've inspired me to make a few of my own!


  16. I enjoyed your Christmas village tour Shelia! They all look so cute together!

  17. Hi darling, these are adorable. I can see you're having a barrel of fun. hugs ~lynne~

  18. Those are adorable Sheila! I bet they are fun to make too...I'll be looking forward to your tutorial. Maybe I'll be able to squeeze a few of these into my Christmas list of things to make. Have a great Sunday! Kristen

  19. It's Christmas in July! I love these little houses! And, I am very curious as to how you made them, so I am looking forward to your tutorial. Enjoy!!! Eileen :0)

  20. OH MY I ADORE these I can't wait for a tutorial!!!!

  21. Oh my goodness, these are all unreal. How fun and how beautiful. Amazing. Hugs, Marty

  22. You made these, Sheila? They are FABULOUS! You are one talented lady! I am hooking up with the Cowgirl Up! crew for Christmas in July and the link party will be up on Wednesday morning. You have got to share how you made them! Can't wait to see!...hugs...Debbie

  23. I do love your Christmas in July. What patience's you have. I can see why this would make you feel young again.

  24. Your little village looks so wonderful, so cute! I love play houses, too, and can imagine your joy.
    Thanks for this winter dream on a summer day, Siret

  25. Oh my gosh, you never cease to amaze me and everyone else!!! Did you actually make the Putz houses??? I have two or three patterns but was unable to glue them with my chubby, fat, fingers!!!

    You did an amazing job decorating them too, I have some of the same ebellishments, can't wait to see how you did this so I can are always so far ahead!!! You are sooooo talented my friend!!! hugs...cleo

  26. Very cute !! I love those little glittery houses !

  27. Adorable...simply adorable! Can't wait to see how you made them.... Little houses, can we ever get enough of them?

  28. Hi Shelia!

    I just love all the glittery pastelness of all these cute little houses. They look good enough to eat... they remind me of surgery gumdrops!

    I would love to have a whole village of these, but not sure where to store more Christmas decor. Maybe just one big Sugar Plum Fairy Castle!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

    1. Thanks Shelia... for sharing these darling houses at my party! xo Bunny Jean

  29. What a cute little village! You have been having fun!

  30. Oh my gosh, you are so talented. I love Christmas in July, how fun! Looking forward to seeing how you made them! xo ~Liz

  31. Oh Sheila,

    These are the cutest little houses I've ever seen. I can't wait for you to tell us how you did them. Looks like so much fun!

  32. I can't believe you made all those sweet Putz houses! They are so cute. I have a small colleciton of vintage one and I love them. I like the cute details you've added to yours. You are so crafty Shelia! Hugs, Pamela

  33. WOW!! You really made some cute putz houses! They're adorable. What a talented lady you are! I pinned your Putz houses!

    Jan ♥

  34. Such your creativity!!! mmmmmm wondering what you'll be doing around January???

  35. I love the churches the best! I'm anxious to see how you make these -- I might even try some even though I'm not crafty! Sally

  36. Oh my goodness, pretty lady, these are gorgeous and I love to see a C'mas village in July..I love it so much, therefore, any time is the right time for me! You are so talented and sooo enthusiastic it simply amazes me!! Great job honey! Hugs,

  37. Oh Shelia, how magnificent and creative of you (I'm always astounded at how many hours there are in your day!) This post was perfect for me - freezing here, huge frost this morning, a hot chocolate beside me and a roaring fire on the go!! :)

  38. Yes, I love Christmas and your little houses. Thanks for making me smile today.

  39. Wow! It's an early Christimas village Shelia. Wish I could be there to touch and volunteer as your assistant. I love it. You just don't know how much your post made me happy today. The kid at heart in me suddenly perked up because of thi Christmas reminder. Thank you Shelia. Have a great week!

  40. Thank you for cooling us all off!!! It is SO hot outside, this is just what we needed. Your little houses are a delight! I'll look forward to the tutorial. You sure did a great job! XO, Pinky

  41. You have been a busy girl. Perfect activity for these hot July days. You need to link this to the Christmas in July party at Cowgirl Up.

  42. Lovely little houses! I bought a couple of cardboard houses at Hobby Lobby two years ago ( at least?) that I was going to decorate and use as ornaments. They are still sitting waiting on me to get busy decorating. Congratulations on getting so many done!

  43. Sheila!
    Now you know that I am loving these!! They are just darling! I am waiting with bated breath for you to show us how you make them..
    I am hosting a Christmas in july celebration over at my Christmas blog. I would love to link this post up to the list of blogs participating on my Side Bar. Let me know if you would like me to...


  44. These are totally adorable. So vintage looking too. Looking forward to seeing how to make them although I have to be honest and say I would probably wouldn't do it! Looks like a lot of work. See you later!

  45. These are adorable. DO you have a cricut machine. Because if you did, you can cut these houses out with the village cartridge. Maybe that is something you want to keep in mind for next time.
    Love the village though. I put one up in October for Christmas, If you'd like, go to my blog and go back to where the village post is. Enjoy your village.
    TFS. Ana

  46. Shelia, I am in love.♥♥♥ You knew I would be, didn't you?

  47. Your little houses are wonderful!!! I love them, I have wanted some of those ever since I first saw them. I will have to see how you made them. Thanks so much for leaving me such a sweet comment. I love the friends I have made since blogging. Love and hugs, Cindy

  48. Sheila, It is so good to be home again. We did have a 'grand time' camping.
    (pun intended)

    Your Christmas houses and churches are beautiful. I had to back and read your post again. I am so glad you made these so I can copy you. They really look vintage. Good job Shelia. I have a few vintage ones but Cheri' ate some of mine when she was a puppy. Sigh.

    I'll be watching for instructions.

    I have missed you too,
    xoxoxo Jeanne

  49. Your little houses don't surprise me, my friend! I got suspicious when you started pinning more and more sweet houses on Pinterest. So glad you made them - they're so sweet!

  50. Your little houses are precious! You are a genius at creating all sorts of beauties!

  51. It's adorable... I love your "little world."

  52. Shelia I just love your Chrstmas village, the buildings are so adorable. Happy Christmas in July!

  53. Hello Shelia,

    Thank-you for visiting today! Your glitter houses are adorable! I was checking through your blog posts and I see that you are very talented and I love your sense of humor. Your home is beautiful and very cozy looking! Crazy over your sunporch too. I'm glad to join your blog and I'll visit again! Have a wonderful week ahead !


  54. Hey Shelia!
    Your little glitter houses are so sweet! Great job!
    Right now I don't have the energy to do much of anything - wish I did!

  55. Oh, I love these!!! I downloaded some putz house patterns ages ago, and they don't look too difficult, but I've never gotten around to trying to make any. You have inspired me! Now I can't wait to try some. Looking forward to your instructions!

  56. Hi Shelia!

    Thanks for stopping by today! I LOVE your Putz village! I can't wait to hear more about them!

  57. These are adorable. I can't wait to see you post on how you made it easier. I'm particularly interested in how you printed on the glitter paper (well, it looks like you did for the windows and doors).

    - The Tablescaper

  58. Dear Shelia, I was in the library today, where I so often reside ... and happened to see a book lying on a bench, just sitting there all alone. And I just happened to notice the title, so I sat down on that bench and jotted down the title so I could rush home and write to you the name of the book because it totally looks like YOU: Knitted Toys - 21 Patterns by Fiona McTague. I know, you probably have had it for 100 years or more, but I simply had to tell you just in case you hadn't! Hugs ~ Mary

  59. NO NO NO...I do not want a sweater and hot chocolate
    Winters at my place are waaaaay to long and waaaaaaaaay to cold.
    Although these are lovely,.......Christmas and winter is FAR FAR away from my mind.

  60. Those are so cute. You made them all? So cute.

  61. Unreal Sheila, you are amazing!
    These are simply gorgeous!!!
    Can't wait to see how you did it too!

  62. I sure do love your glitter houses, but I just can't imagine right now Christmas. It is only 100 degrees here now Sheila:)

  63. These are awesome and I sure hope you are sharing them at our cowgirl up Christmas in July next week on Tuesday. I love these darling little houses.

  64. Love your putz houses! How fun to add all the details and together they are amazing!

  65. OMGosh! I love your glitter houses! My daughter would be over the moon with joy!! Thank you for sharing. Saw you over At the Picket Fence. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  66. I love every single one of these sweet and glittery Christmas buildings especially because I love anything to do with Christmas and because it is winter here in Australia and I love Christmas in July!

    You are so clever Sheila! I'll have to see how you made them in your next post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  67. Shelia, not only are your "dainty" fingers talented on the piano...look at all the other things they do for your home. Keep finding the cool shortcuts...they are not cheating...just working smart and simplifying the details. Works for me!:) They are darling...glue and all. Thanks, Helen

  68. Stopping by again to have another look at your fabulous glitter houses, Shelia! I may have to put my grandson to work to help me create a little village! Thanks so much for sharing at the Christmas in July Party!...hugs...Debbie

  69. Stopping by for another peek. You have been busy. Every time I work with glitter it seems to migrate to other parts of our home. ;-)
    Merry Christmas in July.........Sarah

  70. Your glitter houses are adorable. I love the retro look of them and to think you made them! I'm headed to your newer post to see how you made these cuties.

  71. Oh my! These are adorable. Thanks for sharing them on Cowgirl Up- Christmas in July. I am showing off your post on my fb page today.
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  72. Wow! I love those houses - you did a wonderful job! I too am posting on my blog for CIJ if you want to take a look, you are more than welcome :)


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