When my youngest son and I put the Christmas tree up in the drawing room, I thought it could do with a few more decorations. Hmm. Odd that, really, because it is the same tree as last year, the same decorations as last year, and the same people decorating the tree as last year, lol. So why do I know see so many holes? Who cares, lol. Good excuse to make a few more Christmas ornies, right? I had found some very glittery stars in town a couple of days ago, but they needed just a little something. A little something in this case being a Santa portrait! After a bit of searching in my picture files I found the perfect one, printed, cut, glittered a little, and glued. Didn't take long at all, and the it toned down the very glittery stars a bit -
I got thinking how long ago it was that I started decorating this Christmas tree all in white and silver, and realised that it was 1985!! This lace star, which kind of started the whole white and silver decorating thing for me, was a project from the October 1985 issue of the McCalls Needlework and Crafts issue -
I made sets for my mum and mother-in-law as well, and I am so happy that they are still using their stars as well.
I filled a couple of bowls with baubles etc, they look so pretty. This one is in the fireplace -
The winter potpourri on the table -
A few large glass letters spelling NOEL -
Maybe tomorrow it will be nice enough to take some photos of the whole room, so that I can show you the Christmas tree. Fingers crossed.
I altered a glass jar today, so that it would be pretty enough for a Christmas present. It is now filled with something very yummy -
The jar is wrapped in wide vintage lace -
I found two really cute images in my picture files -
Pretty ribbons and lace tied in a bow, a little crystal drop, and I think thats all it needs -
And of course every now and then I have to make tags. This is the latest one -
Lots more to do, so fare thee well! xxx