Posts Tagged 'Christmas'

Christmas Words Frame

Chrismas crafting goes on year round here. Here’s one that I made last May. The frame was a Goodwill find and very inexpensive as one corner was damaged. It made a good place to glue a large jungle bell.

Fun with fonts

Fun with fonts

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Christmas Ornament Tags

I like small things and these are a good example. The images on the tags were originally vintage postcards. I cleaned them up and printed them trading card size. Choosing the right image for each person, then embelishing the cards was the fun part.

Shrunk & embelished vintage postcards

Shrunk & embelished vintage postcards

Button Tree

Okay, so I am way behind, posting Christmas items on Valentine’s Day.  Still, I liked this tree a lot and hope you do too. This is another foam cone tree, a button one.

Wrapped in seam binding & rickrack and stuck with pins and buttons

Wrapped in seam binding & rickrack and stuck with pins and buttons

I liked how the rickrack reminded me of branches. See what refusing to use a paintbrush results in?

Recycled technology Christmas Tree

Made of tractor feed paper on a foam cone with a CD base

Made of tractor feed paper on a foam cone with a CD base

I’ve loved all the paper trees that I have seen online. This was my first attempt at one and it was a great way to use up the last of the green tractor feed paper. The colors on the paper were so intense, I couldn’t throw it away.

Not only is the tree sitting on a CD, I store it in an empty 100-CD spindle. It does a great job of keep the paper fluffled. I just remove the tin foil star and put the cover back on.


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Traditional Books: What I’m reading

  • "Elegant Enigmas:the art of Edward Gorey" by Karen Wilkin
  • "Around the Border: Crochet Borders" by Edie Eckman
  • "Crochet Master Class" by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
  • Audiobooks: I’m listening to these

    "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
  • "For Us, The Living" by Robert Heinlein
  • eBooks: What’s in my digital readers

  • "Page" by Tamora Pierce
  • "Alice's Adventures Underground" by Lewis Carroll (his original manuscript)
  • Music: This week’s playlist

  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat
  • "Pure Cajun" collection by "various artists"
  • "Duets: An American Classic" by Tony Bennett
  • "The Fantasticks" Original Cast Album (with Jerry Orbach!)