Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Christm Winter!

A couple of months ago, I got this awesome magazine, and it came with a little kit to make Scandanavian Christmas ornaments from felt.  I'm no better than I've ever been at following recipes or sewing projects without making my own changes, and I'm still a procrastinator, so I ended up making these instead.  I'm getting much more patient as I get older, and I found that I really enjoyed the hand sewing.  Anway, all you need is felt, some fluff for stuffing, embroidery floss, buttons and ribbon.  I had so much fun that I plan to make different ornaments for each season.  The glass ornaments and "tree" that they're hanging from are from IKEA.  I do heart IKEA.

I took a few pics in different lighting just for fun.  And I also took some pics of some of our Christmas decorating before it got swapped out.

Quite a bit of this display came from my penpal in Germany.  We've been writing since we were about 13.  The glass bottle is full of water from Lourdes.  Pretty cool, huh?  Hedwig has decided to become a permanent fixture, as she enjoys the spotlight.  She'll keep her heart necklace (a glass Christmas tree ornament on a ribbon, LOL) until after Valentine's day. :)

 And what would Christmas be without the Doctor and some monsters?  A hungry dino (with bowtie!) and a ram-headed warrior help to keep the season bright frightful.

 Fahim the Socially Awkward Penguin is. . . well, he's a long story, most of which originates with one of the kids' friends.  He claims to be Jewish in spite of his name.  He enjoys dressing up, and usually finds himself in socially awkward positions.  In this case, he has crashed a Christmas party bearing a trained assassin.



Domestic Kate said...

Cute ornaments! I have some store-bought ornaments that look pretty much just like the white heart with red stitching. Glad to see you blogging again!

Candace said...

Thanks! I'm going to try to keep up with it more. I keep stopping and starting. . .

Charlotte Crogan said...

Really nice Idea. I do Home Ideas and fashion idea's on my blog also. Would love it if you checked it out.