Monday, December 12, 2011


Good Monday Morning!

As soon as I finish this post I plan to get online and finish my Christmas Shopping.

Then I am going to order Christmas cards, (oh! I am woefully behind this year!)

Then I am going to lock myself in my office and finish the handmade gifts I was supposed to finish this weekend, but didn't...because I did something I shouldn't have done.. but did anyway.

Make sense?

In August of 2010 I started this project, then I put it in a drawer and forgot about it.

Honestly, its a simple case of out of sight, out of mind... until I remembered! And had to get it done.

So that's what i did.

Then I decided I should make one of my little birds... you know, the one I doodled a couple years ago when I was supposed to be doing something else? (hmm, I'm seeing a pattern here)

Well, I made her into a little ornament and put some sparkle on her wing.

She's all dressed up for her place in the tree. I know she is just a wool felt ornament, but i love her.

I also finished up my LVCG (La Vida Coffee Gal) coffee mug. She isn't hand embroidered. My  Brother (the monogram machine) helped with this one.

Side one:

 Side two:

Now that those are finished... I hope to whip out a couple of ornaments as gifts based on one of my beloved decorations:

This angel has hung on my Christmas tree my whole life. I cannot remember a Christmas without her. I don't know who made her or what Christmas she came to live on our tree, but when I was a kid I used to sit and stare at her, all glittery and beautiful under the lights. I used to wish I could wear jewels on my dress too.  It's funny, I just (right this moment) noticed that she also has glitter on her wings...

I am going to try to make a few copies of this ornament this week. Let's hope it doesn't take 17 months to finish them.

All right, time to put on my glitter wings teacher face and wake up the natives.

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

aww love those ornaments!! I have plans to make more personal ones for everyone next year.. these have inspired me!

Tanya said...

So cool!! I think I love the house one best. :)

Tracey said...

I love stopping by your blog..always a fun time!

LOVE the felt ornaments..really, really love them!

whimzie said...

This is going to sound weirdish, but I'm strangely proud of your creativity and needle skills. As if I had something to do it. I just love looking at stuff you made with your heart and your hands and I'm so in awe that you just made that stuff up! Pretty cool.

Becca @ My Crazy Good Life said...

Your ornaments are amazing!! I love your coffee cup. Let me know when you open your Etsy shop, ok? I have a few orders for you :)

Gretchen said...

I LOVE the little house!

And the bird with the sparkle on her wing.

And the LVCG!!!

Filled with a bittersweet pang of wanting to have craft days with you, and knowing we'd have so much fun, and yet...knowing we're so far apart. Maybe we should set apart a skype day and show projects next year.

Or you could just move.