A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Another search

Another search for something to show you today yielded this...not very exciting perhaps and not a great picture, but desperation is as desperation does!!

and I noticed, after I took the picture, that one of the
beads on one of the ornaments is crooked.  oops!

Every year I create a series of ornaments for gifting; some are gifts in and of themselves, and others are used as 'bows' on other gifts.  These are two of the ones I made this two were the same (as is the case of real snowflakes!).  Even better was that all the raw materials came from my stash so they cost me nothing (shhh, don't tell!!).  Tutorial for these can be found HERE.  These were really easy to make and a couple of evenings in front of the tv created all 20 ornaments that I needed.  

Now for some more mumblings....

- I think THESE look so pretty!  Both lit and unlit.

- THIS made me smile and I think you will too.

- No pattern for THIS, but it's just so darned cute that I had to share!  And don't you know at least one person that would laugh at one of THESE?  (be sure to scroll down).  For the cat lovers, go HERE.  

- I came across THIS idea and had a 'why didn't I think of that' moment....and, even better, it's a great stash buster!

Today your quote comes from an anonymous source (but thought to be from the heart of a 7 year old)...."Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen"


Createology said...

Your ornaments are lovely and I checked out the tutorial link. I have never seen anyone use plastic canvas as the base...interesting. Of all the links, and I liked each one, I am the ugly paper towels separating my pans girl. I love the use of knitted (will be crocheted in my style) separators to protect my pans. Thank you ever so very much dear. I always learn something from your postings. XO

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your snowflake ornaments Mary Anne.... the perfect addition to decorate a gift! Lots of people here now I may not get much time at the computer! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with lots of creative projects! Christine x

Lady of the Manor said...

Great ideas! I'll be working on several of those pan doilies soon. So simple, yes, what didn't I think of that! Merry Christmas!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lots of chuckles today. Love the rat book mark. Sweet snowflakes. I see nothing wrong with them.

Baa. xxx said...

Love your snowflakes and mumblings of course. Signing out now for a few days over Christmas so have a wonderful time celebrating. Love Baa. xxx, Miss H and the Mother