Showing posts with label ornament. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ornament. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Getting ready for the Christmas season with these little crocheted Snowflakes

I love the look of decorated Christmas trees from the past. They are not your typical cookie cutter, commercial trees. They were all decorated from items that family or friends have made and these items were passed from generation to generation. One of these decorations that I remember being on some of those trees of yesteryear were crocheted lacy snowflakes. Here are a few that I have made for our tree and for sale.
These have been made from a variety of free patterns from the web but have all been modified in some way. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Beaded Dragonfly on Driftwood

Hi all, Its been a long while since I have been around to chat or share. This past year has thrown us for a loop and we have all had to refocus and re-evaluate life. When I last posted, I was working on a set of tangles, and during this I started noticing that my vision was going a little funny. No big deal I thought as I am reaching that "age' when things start needing a little tune up every once in a while. So Easter weekend I finally made an apt with my optometrist. That is all heck broke loose. The next thing I know is they are shipping me off to the hospital Easter Sunday for more testing.  I have been diagnosed with type 2 central serious retinopathy and a form of age related macular degeneration, where my pigment layers are disintegrating. I'm not 40 yet and the last time I checked I wasn't a man either. As this is primarily a male dominated disease. There is no treatment at this time and it is progressive. :( This in combination with my youngest daughter developing life threatening food allergies to eggs and casein (dairy), it has made us all stop and think and pretty much redesign our universe to deal with the present and the future. 
With that being said, the redesign will also be involving the focus on my blog. I know many of you come here for my paintings and I will continue to keep them up for viewing but moving forward my creative focus has changed a little to include more print making, wire art and whatever else I can come up with to continue creating until I am unable to anymore.
I hope you understand.
Well to lighten it up a little - how depressing.. right? hmmm. I would like to share something I made this summer. I actually made 3 of these wire wrapped dragonfly's in various colors but this one is my favorite.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mushroom Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Twine Balls

Inspired by some twine ornaments that I made up last week. 6 of these in 3 differant sizes for under $3 Gotta love that :)
So I thought I would carry that rustic whimsy tree theme we have going this year and make up some wee-folk inspired mushroom ornaments. These are so very simple to make.
What you need: styrofoam balls
twigs or dowels cut to 1.5 inch long
twine
beads - any color
small scrap of ribbon
glue gun
Step 1: Cut aprox 1/3 off the bottom of the ball
Step 2: Fold ribbon in 1/2 and insert into a small hole in the top for hanging, glue the twig into the bottom.
Step 3: Starting at the top, glue a starting point with your twine. and start wrapping glueing as you go. Keep wrapping all the way under the cap. Once you get to the bottom just cut, tuck and glue.
Step 4: Add your embellishments. I simply glued some med sized beads for a little color, But you could go in with some acrylic paint and also add color that way.
I found these cute ladybug thumbtacks and thought they just added that extra special touch.
Hope you enjoy this little tutorial.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bead and Feather Christmas Ornaments

With snow on the ground and the temps dipping it's beginning to look alot like Christmas. :) :) :) I thought it was a little too quiet for this time of year and I guess I was right. lol A last minute commission has come in and I have to design and paint up some custom made treasure chests for 3 little princesses. Just sent off the draft off for approval and hopefully I can begin final layout tomorrow. So until then I thought I would get some new additions for the tree whipped up while I still have all the stuff pulled out. These are made up of some simple supplies: wire, seed beads, pearls and a plucked feather boa.

Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An Old Fashion Country Christmas Dolls and Ornies

My to-do lists use to go about a week in advance - since I have went on the open market with my work I now have a 3 month in advance planner. :O And I am still running behind. LOL Company is coming in 3 days, Halloween in 2 and a Birthday party tomorrow I thought I would try and get some of my Christmas projects out of the way while I still had a chance. These are a few of my softies I have whipped up this week that are going to be part of our Holiday decor. Hope you enjoy.
First Prim doll
6 in tall Hand Embroidered

2 versions Saftey Pin and Bead Dolls 2-3 in tall

Santa Ornie - I love the way he turned out
11 inches tall Hand stiched

Quick Doll pin - My baby Girl Loves this and is now on her jacket :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Embellished Heart Ornie/ Bowl Filler to sew

‎5 * 5 inch stuffed Love Pillow with metal and handstiched decorations
$8.00 includes shipping

‎5 * 5 inch stuffed Love Pillow with metal and handstiched decorations
$8.00 includes shipping

Finally finished something before the season hits.. Now thats a first .. usually I am little behind the 8 ball.. LOL .. But here are a few of my latest Valentine decorations. These beautiful one of a kind love pillows feature a decorative cotton on one side and a plain white cotton on that back side. They are embellished with lace and metal frames with hand stiched letters embedded in them.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Embellished Whimsical Shoe Ornament to sew

6.5 * 5 inch stuffed shoe ornament or add a scent of lavender or cinnamon so it can be added to your lingerie drawer or closet.
$15.00 for set of 2 includes shipping
6 * 4 inch Blue Boot with hand sewn sequins - finished on both sides.
$13.00 for set of 2 includes shipping
Yes I admit it.. i have a serious problem with focus.. I get bored easily. LOL :) So when this happens I will teach myself something new.. This month it will be sewing.. I cant believe I am actually saying that despite my traumatising grade 9 home-ec sewing class experiences. :D But my wonderful husband bought me a sewing machine - 2 years ago now - hehehe and it has only seen the light of day during our wedding and halloween - so I thought I would dust it off and see what I could put together.
Hope you enjoy!