Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Project # 15 - The Favorite, a Pegasus-Unicorn!

My son, aged 4, finally did a christmas ornament!

He creates about 100 animal sketches a day and it is impossible to make him change subject. So every time I asked him to do christmas stuff, he refused.

Until he got this idea himself. "Mummy, a pegasus has wings just like an angel. And we can decorate it with a corn so it becomes a Pegasus-Unicorn".

I cut it for him and was in control of gluing, he added the glitter.

Oh, I enjoy that ornament!

And if he wanted, he could make enough to cover that white branch we have. But nope, "no more", he says.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas Project # 14 - Felt Stockings

I have a huge collection of ribbons. I love all of them and find great pleasure in matching them with fabrics. But, I find it very unsatisfatoctory to know that even if I start sewing and crafting with them now, I'll probably not have used them all by the time I'm 95! Unless..... I make a project that needs just a little bit from each!
This is how my stocking project started. After I made 50 different ones, I felt very contented and ....very ready for another project.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Christmas Projects # 13 Tags from Vintage Books. Or not?

Am I bad?
I'm not sure if I should post this or not.
But, let me confess: I make craft projects where I use pages from old books. Many projects. Very old books.
Like these tags with illustrations taken from a 150 years old book with descriptions of every major city and it's buildings in this country. Sheets are very thin, so I glue it to card board, cut it, decorate it with white paint and glitter and finally trim it with mat silver ribbon or tassel. I have a crush on these colours and textures together, sigh... And, ehm... pangs of conscience because I ruin this book.
My vague excuse is that this book was going to end its days in the waste bin. It belonged to an illustrator friend of mine. He was clearing up his studio and took this to an antiquarian who rejected it. Then asked me if I wanted it.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas # 12 - We Want a White Christmas!

In this country we can never be sure to have a white christmas. So this year we captured a snowman, put him in a jar along with some snowy weather and secured with a lid. And voila: White Christmas!!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Christmas Project # 11 - Wallpaper Range

A stack of beautiful printet wallpaper from here made it into this series of cones (again, I must have at least 75 by now), woven hearts, paper covered boxes, cards and a bunch of tags made with my heart shaped puncher.

The photos are taken in my own kitchen and were published in a Danish magazine last month. I noticed that the magazine had retouched my wall tiles away. Hmmm, something to think about...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas Project # 10 - Glass Ornaments

Whenever I see clear glass ornaments, my fingers are itching to decorate them.
These are painted with enamel paint and outlined with glitter. Of course.