Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas Rewind

*sigh* Christmas is over. Each year the anticipation of Christmas is great yet there is a sigh of relief when it has come to a close. I like to think that the Christmas spirit lasts well into the new year, but the realization that the "deadline" of Christmas is over is a relief. All that running around and stressing over projects finally took its toll on me. I've been sick the past few days, I'm just plain run down. Oddly enough, as I've sat here, mostly in my own company, I find myself asking, what can I do...what can I make? Ugh, cant you just be still?! My body has had enough so I haven't created anything new for the past few days. But, there are still a few things from just before Christmas that I can show you. So here's a recap of what I was doing just hours before the big day...yes...merely hours before. :)
I already showed you the glitzy Ts I made for my mom to give my nieces, I also made them these little monogram necklaces. I found a bag of various sized wood squares at Michaels that I thought would be perfect for these, and they really were. They're thin and just the right size for little girls. All I did was adhere the paper to the wood chip, sand, seal, add the monogram, seal again, and then add a jewel with a bejeweler gun (more on that later because I think its my new favorite thing!) to the front and a button on the back. Then Max drilled little holes in them for me so that I could loop a jump ring through. For the actual necklace part, I just cut three coordinating ribbons and tied each end to a closure. Tying the ribbons was by far the hardest part. I really dislike dealing with teeny tiny things.

I think I mentioned in a previous post that I had another tutu to make for my niece. Actually, I made it for my brother to give to her, from his daughter. Sydney is definitely a purple girl so picking the supplies for this ensemble was easy. She's into anything and everything girly and is also taking dance lessons, which is why her shirt says "Dance". She totally loved it and watching her put it on Christmas night was such a hoot! What is it about dressing up that makes little girls so happy?

Ahh, more glass blocks! This is the one I made for my mom. I found the metal star (which I totally love!) at Target for just a couple bucks and then the floral stem, which I found at Hobby Lobby, was all one piece just bent to fit. Mom loves red and loves poinsettias so I thought this was "her". At least I hope so. I have another one "in progress" for another special lady so I hope to have that one finished soon. It's a belated Christmas gift as well. I still have quite the stash of these glass blocks and I'm really itching to do some shabby chic ones for regular every day use. We'll see...

So I think that's it as far as projects go. Max and I had a very nice Christmas this year and there are a few things I'd like to share with you. But, I'll save that for next time. ;)

1 comment:

Carol said...

you've really made some beautiful things for your loved ones! I love that hammered star on the glass block - it's unique and very pretty. Your niece looks so cute in her tutu - what little girl wouldn't feel special in something so pretty? Nice work, and thanks for sharing:)
Here's wishing you and Max a very happy and healthy New Year!