Monday, October 29, 2012

From Halloween to Christmas

From Halloween to Christmas in Crafting

It seems as though I can never get enough Fall.  I try to slow down and savor the delicious moments that happen in the season, that first taste of something with pumpkin in it (as in the wonderful pumpkin bisque I had the other day) or the first cool snap of weather.

Loved the color choices in this one by Sherri, I had to copy cat!

But sometimes no matter how hard I try, I always feel like I'm galloping right past Fall and running headlong into winter and the Christmas season.  With that thought in mind, how appropriate that I have a Halloween post as my last post and today, I'm posting about Christmas ornies.

Such pretty colors, I can just see these on a white flocked tree.
A group of friends came over Saturday night to do a little crafting.  Our inspiration, was of course, Pinterest.  One of the gals in my "art group" found this pic and fell in love:

The inspiration for our crafting get together

I've been a fan of Nancy Maxwell James for ages.  And I was also looking for a "Paris Inspired" Christmas Ornament and I thought this fit the bill perfectly.  Nancy's were more monochromatic than ours turned out to be.  And at one point one of us tried the fabric skirts, but I think that got tossed aside in favor of just leaving them as is.

Sherri adds an icy dangle to her ornament

Their skirts were just too pretty to cover up and dangles and glitter were added instead.

Melissa addes silver glitter and a vintage light reflector to her ornament

And VINTAGE!  I dug out these great light reflectors (from the 50's) and they added the perfect background for our lovely Parisian ladies.

I created this one, love the gold.
As did an array of plastic snowflakes, leaves, flower petals and feathers.  Some of the goodies to decorate with came from the dollar store and some came from Michael's.  A touch of Stickles was often all that was needed for finishing touches.

Copy cat by me from Sherri's pretty ornie!
Thanks Nancy and Pinterest for such lovely inspiration for Christmas ornies.  And thanks to my friends for coming over and helping to make such a lovely project and a wonderful evening.

Just a few of the lovely ladies, waiting now for Christmas.


  1. Oh I am practically screaming with excitement! I too saw the Pinterest post (OMG- I sometimes feel a 12-step program is needed for those of us addicted to Pinterest and the time-vacuum it creates)and loved the original lady ornaments. The ones you girls created are darling! It's always such fun to craft and create with a group of friends- you definitely feed off of one another creatively. Great job ladies! (Don't worry Cindy- you can keep fall alive in your heart if you just keep eating pumpkin goodies while making your art!!!)

  2. Gorgeous Cindy! Kinda jane Austen-ish. Your tree will look amazing! I love all their sweet faces.:)
    PS Pinterest is da-bomb isn't it?

  3. Yes, indeed, time to ramp up for holidays. Which I'm itching to do, instead of flat on my back with muscle strain or whatever that hurts like heck. Oh, a crafting date with friends is such a joy. Your girls are lovely.

  4. Thank you, Cindy. After making that Circle Easel Card today, I think I'm ready to move on to one of your Victorian ladies. I am thinking about coming to TX next year to visit a good blog friend and catch one of your workshops. I shall be watching your schedule for spring or fall events.

  5. LOL! You gals are too cute! gypsy magpie...believe me I have eaten toooooo many pumpkin flavored goodies. LOL. Lisa, yes it is. I love Pinterest and yes, it gets me in trouble. LOL. too many late nights. Thanks Seahorse Ranch. Keep watching the schedule for Spring, I hope to have a couple of small classes in March.



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