Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice

Good evening all,

It is times like these that I am thankful for modern technology.  On a Sunday evening, I can sit on my couch, listening to holiday music on and work on my blog.  I truly belong to the computer age... I don't have to get all dressed up and go into the office to work my work magic, I can do it in my own comfort zone. 

I have great news for you all on this first day of winter.... I put up my Christmas tree and got it all decorated!  I have even posted a picture for those of you who do not believe!  It has helped me tremendously to get into the holiday spirit.  I guess the holiday music playing didn't hurt too much either.  :-D

On the holiday crafting front:  Earlier this month, I won a custom job on Etsy Alchemy.  The customer wanted a pretty ornament made from their two rhinestone studded star buttons.  My concept was to make a Christmas tree out of beads and wire, using the two stars as the tree topper.  Lo and behold, I was chosen!  Once I got the buttons, my concept changed just a little, but I like to think of it as being fleshed out.  For your viewing pleasure, I have posted some pictures of the finished product.  Not too shabby, if I say so myself!  If anyone would like to know how to make one, please send me a note and I would be happy to share my technique.

Now comes the favorite part of the blog!  My question to you:  Have you made any Christmas ornaments this year?  If not this year, have you made any in the past?  Please comment with your ornamental experiences!  We are all interested in how you express yourself through the ornament creation process.  Don't let me down right before Christmas, okay?  Great!  I knew you would all be ready to make me happy!

Kittie  =^..^=


  1. Very nice ornaments you made. I took old Christmas cards I've kept over the years & punched a hole at the top of them & strung them on ribbon. I then thumb tacked them high on the wall in two rooms of my house. I think that counts as making. Adorable tree. Happy holidays.

  2. WOW! That is an awesome Christmas ornament!
    I haven't made an ornament this year but when I was younger I use to make them each year. :p
    My grandmother and I collected some pine cones (big ones) and decorated them to resemble Christmas trees. It was tons of fun! :D
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Love the ornaments! What kind of beads did you use? Oh and your tree is lovely!
    I haven't made any this year, but have in the past. I take polymer clay and create whatever takes shape. My favorite was an elf on a snow flake I made last year. I have one more day to make an ornament for my youngest who has been after me to make him a Link ornament (legend of Zelda) Wish me luck!
    Happy holidays!!!!!!