Monday, December 20, 2010

A few more pics

HubbyDoc makes the frames for me, and then I make beaded snowflakes. They sparkle quite nicely. I need to make more of those as well. Oh, well. Not enough time. I've also tried my hand at engraving acrylic with a Dremel engraver. I like the effect, but the workmanship isn't the best. Perhaps I'll have time to practice more some day. Another picture of HubbyDoc's German stars. He's going to make me some that I'll dip in beeswax and then sprinkle a little glitter on them. I think they'll look pretty. These are giant alliums that are in our garden. I just let them dry on the plant, cut them, and then spray paint them either white or gold or whatever my color scheme is. They make a great tree topper. I have to put more on this year's tree but I haven't been able to spray more since it's been so windy outside. Mylittle companion was tired. She works so hard. And, here's part of my banister. It's my favorite thing to decorate. Since it's right in the foyer, it makes a statement as people walk in. Hopefully, it's warm and welcoming. My favorite banister garland was the one where I dried about 60 roses and used them. It was a show-stopper for sure. Thanks again for looking. Tami

And yet, more christmas decorating!

I have lots of crocheted snowflakes that I made about 25 years ago. I really want more, so I need to get busy HubbyDoc makes beautiful German paper stars. Since I have my SCAL, I can now cut paper for him and he's thrilled. He also makes them with ribbon, and I can even cut the ribbon down so he can make tiny ones. I've also made little sculped Santas using Sculpey dough and a toothpick. It's hard to see the face here, but you get the idea. Another Santa. Thanks so much for looking. Tami

Sunday, December 19, 2010

More Christmas Decorating

Here is my garland for my wonderfully long banister. I love it. Like all my other decorations, the banister changes from year to year. As you can see, there's a Penny Duncan white poinsettia. I didn't have time to make near enough, but I like the effect. I'll have more poinsettias next year. There are red poinsettias as well. On the lower left and lower central part, you can see embossed starts. I just cut the stars out of aluminum flashing that I got at the hardware store, and then I ran them through my Sizzix embosser. I love the effect, and they shine up a storm! I love shine and bling! Of course, a lot of my decorations have dried flowers. HubbyDoc is the gardener, but I do a lot of cutting and drying. The status is from my neighbor. Thanks Kim! There will be more to come. I'm having a problem with uploading pics and my puter won't let me do more than about three at a time. Check back soon! Fondly, Tami