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Sun Aug 20, 2017, 01:15 AM

Christmas Crafting

I took some time off my quilting and decided to make Christmas ornaments. I have made one vintage look ornament using a Dresden die cut angel and vintage look silver tinsel. I posted a picture of this ornament.

I have cut up a cardboard egg carton and made some ornament forms. I put Gesso and them and they are drying. Have some red puffy pipe cleaner, going to make some pipe cleaner Santas (my favorite). I bought some santa faces, the kind you down load and print, to use for the pipe cleaner Santas.

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 02:04 AM

1. So sweet and pretty

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 09:09 PM

2. Still Making Ornaments

Tried my hand at making a spun cotton ornament. got the instructions from Pintrest, plus lots of ideas on that site. Also made some pipe cleaner santas; these are my favorite and sure to be a hit with all the little kids in the family.


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Sun Sep 24, 2017, 12:13 PM

3. More crafting items

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Fri Sep 29, 2017, 09:27 PM

4. Still Making Ornaments.

Went to the craft store today and got some gold and silver cord to make the hangers for ornaments. My sisters and some friends are planning a big crafting day of making Xmas decorations. I am getting good at making spun cotton figures.

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Thu Oct 5, 2017, 09:13 PM

5. Here's one of my attempts..

The globe is hollow, and is made from spalted poplar. The finials are walnut.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 10:25 PM

6. Beautiful Work!

I have a set of wood Christmas ornaments that my late brother made. He was a skilled craftsman, owned a sheet metal company that made precision pieces and pro-types for new products. His hobby was wood working and every year at Christmas, he would give his four sisters something he'd made. He made us a set of wood kitchen tools, a set of nested bowls to name a few. The set of ornaments was just about the best thing he ever made for us. I treasure mine and his memory.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 03:44 PM

9. Nice!

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 04:53 PM

7. Ellie and Harvey, my son's dogs

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Fri Oct 20, 2017, 03:43 PM

8. How cute!

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Response to dem in texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 21, 2017, 01:10 PM

10. Still Making them and having fun

Here is my latest, I got the idea from a spun cotton ornament on Pinterest.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017, 12:17 AM

11. I think I am a Christmas Ornament addict.

Made another swing girl. Had an old photo of a man in a Santa suit, scanned it in and made a smaller copy to use for the scrap ornament, Getting better at working the spun cotton figures. Learning by trial and error.

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Sun Nov 19, 2017, 12:42 PM

12. I am out of Control, having fun

I used to collect antique Christmas ornaments. Back in the 1960's and 70's, people would give them to me. When Ebay started, I found my collection was very valuable and I needed money so I sold all of them off. But by collecting, I learned a lot about Christmas and the way different cultures decorated their home and their trees. My favorite type has always been the old homemade scrap ornaments. I guess because growing up, we didn't have a lot of money and we made many of the ornaments for our tree.

Anyway, making ornaments is now old lady fun and I am having a ball! Here are latest; the pics are by 3-yr. old great-granddaughter and my old calico cat. Trying to finish up so I can give them to everyone on Thanksgiving day.

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Tue Nov 21, 2017, 02:53 AM

13. Naked Santas

Waiting for red and blue felt I ordered from JoAnn's so I can dress all my Santas. Wanted to be finished by Thanksgiving, but probably won't make it. I made the faces with the craft clay that you bake 15 minutes in the oven. Then I painted the faces. I tried to make the faces crude like old spun cotton santas sold long ago.

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Sun Nov 26, 2017, 10:26 PM

14. A few for the family..

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Mon Jan 8, 2018, 09:44 PM

15. shutting down for this year

Putting all the Christmas crafting stuff away. Gave all the ornaments that I made to friends and family, they were a big hit. Everyone loved them, had to make special ones of beloved pets and children

Come July 2018. when it is 100 degrees outside, I will get all the Christmas stuff out and make ornaments for 2018, Have lots of ideas. In the meantime, I made a tub of about 50 spun cotton figures while watching TV. I like working with the spun cotton best of all.

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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 03:36 AM

16. Omg these are wonderful

I don't look in this group often.

These ornaments are great. Especially when you use real people and pets. They are so FUN.

I bet people got a huge kick when receiving them.

Thanks for sharing the pix.

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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:55 AM

17. so beautiful

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