I’ve still got Christmas ornaments on the brain . . . especially as they’re the subject of the next podcast. And then I got really inspired by Susan‘s Holiday Ornament Roundup over at the Adorn blog. Plus, I put up my tree last weekend (Man, she’s getting packed), and have been enjoying the returning cast of characters.
Some favorite handmade ornaments in my stash:
My mom made this dragonfly, and tooled the designs on the wings. She’s such a genius with tin!
This is another of hers – very elegant.
A woman I used to work with made this one, and I’ve always thought it was cool. Just hazelnuts, moss, and glue.
And these are some temari I made. I could make temari forever – it’s so rhythmic, and working with color is always fun.
Oh, and here’s a doofy train I made from a kit sometime in the 1970′s.
Now, check these out – Recycled Peace Ornaments, from my December Craft Leftovers Monthly. (The Monthly is, as always, fantastic.) This kit comes with felted sweater fabric, seed beads, floss, and instructions. I can’t wait to make them!