Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Handmade Christmas

I made a KALEIDOSCOPE. I have never made one before but was determined to make one for my sister-Lark. She has been talking about one for a while and I wanted to make her something special for christmas and it is. I found a book that showed me how to do the inside mirror. You have to use first surface mirror glass. Never made a name in wire before but it worked out. The end of the vial is full of beads and glycerin so it changes the image inside. So much fun.
Then I saw these on-line and thought...I can make those. Had to order everything on-line. This has been a 4 month endeavor because of my back. But I had to seal them twice - then paint the faces - then seal 2 more times. I only made like 42 of them. LOL. No seriously. I love them though and gifted them to my sis. I also have a gift of these for someone else special to me. Hope she doesn't read this before I get to her house. I gave my niece some with horse ribbons on them. They were fun.
And finally, I made some penguins ornaments out of felt. Just learned on Martha Stewart that here is BETTER felt out there called WOOL felt. So much nicer than what they sell around here. Gosh I miss Baer's Fabric.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and the New Year brings you exactly what you want whether it be health, money or family. Thanks to all my friends and students for a great year. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Now for my new favorite Christmas songs.....this one is so here. Along with the Polar Express Soundtrack. We all need some new sounds. Oh and don't forget that I want everything in the SANTA BABY song. And if you can't fit it under the tree - my back deck will work.

oh and WHERE IS THE SNOW....I love snow. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.