It seems like I've been a little neglectful lately. My blog needs a major update. I went through the whole holiday season without changing it even once.
But it's a new year and I'm looking forward to it being a better year too. I probably don't need to tell any of you, I didn't shed a tear over the passing of 2010.
So bring on 2011. The new year with a new attitude. I'm working on staying positive and finding balance. Balance in many aspects of my life. No I'm not making any huge resolutions. I'm not setting myself up for disappointment. But I do have ideas and I'll share more of that in days to come.
For now I'd thought I share a few of my Christmas projects with you.
At the VERY last minute I asked if anyone was interested in swapping Christmas cards with me. I didn't care if they were handmade or purchased. This was all about sharing some Christmas joy. I had 6 of the sweetest friends swap along with me. They made my Christmas! THANK YOU GIRLS!!! So at the last minute I decided I could get 6 cards and ornaments made in time to send out. So with Snowmen in mind, these are what I came up with.
I really had a lot of fun making them. I just need to plan my timing next year. And for once I was able to create assembly line style. Usually I have a hard time making more then one of the same things.
I also had promised to send Christmas ornaments to a friends swap. I'm ashamed to say with all the problems I was having I was late getting them to her and they did not get sent out but I hope she liked them enough to use them on her tree or attach them to packages maybe.
I only had to make 6 but couldn't decide which way to go. I chose the parasol to represent my Southern girl (belle, yeah right) heritage. I used some beautiful old lace and a glue/water mixture to stiffen them and then glittered them after finishing. Rather Victorian and just not Christmasy enough so..........
I decided to make some felt Christmas bells too. Blogger doesn't want to cooperate with me on the picture spacing so excusssseeee them!
The blanket stitching was so relaxing for me. I braided some rusty wire to hang them with and added a little rusty bell and they had to have a dusting of snow aka...glitter too. I didn't even have my tree decorated when I was trying to get these done. So, so sorry they were late C.
Hope you enjoyed seeing them. I've missed posting and will be back real soon with other projects from 2010 and maybe I'll get something going for 2011 too.
Hugs Y'all.....Tracy :)