Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Last Few Things

Hi, everyone!  It's so nice to have you visit with me.  I hope your Christmas was wonderful and you're getting some time to yourself before the New Year celebrations!  We had a wonderful Christmas.  Our son and daughter-in-law were here and our daughter and son-in-law who live locally joined us along with some close friends.  It was a lovely time and we had a chance to catch up with everyone!  The busyness continued after the big day, but it's always such lovely busyness that I don't really mind!  But, today I have some time to catch my breath and I thought I would share some pictures of the few things I was able to find time to make before Christmas. 

I kept up with The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style, just barely, so I didn't get many ornaments and decorative things made.  I always try to make a few ornaments for our tree each year and I did manage to get two done. 

The first one, as you can see, is a pair of ice skates cut with the TH die.  I used white glitter paper from a pad of different colored glitter paper.  It has become my favorite Christmas paper!  I cut the runners from paper that had foil sticky back paper attached and the heel was cut with black paper.  Both the runners and the heels were glued to the original die cuts.   I used red and white baker's twine for the laces and the hanger and some greenery and gumdrops for the decorations.  The second one is a star shape cut out of the gold glitter paper from the same pad.  I used a tree, Santa and banner from a package of Christmas die cuts from Kaisercraft.  I used some glitter on the Santa to give him some sparkle. 
The only other thing I finished this year was a top hat!  I love top hats and I had gotten a papier mache one last year and never did anything with it.  This year I decided to get to it. 
I painted it with black paint and used a red satin ribbon for the hat band.  I used more glitter paper, this time in green, to cut holly from the Holiday Greens die.  I used the new labels die from TH to cut the circle and the holiday words die and gold glitter paper for the word "joy".  The cluster of berries was in my stash.  It sat on a bench in our foyer along with a finial and some greens.  Here are some close ups.

I really love it and it looks very festive sitting on the bench ready to go with a dashing young gentleman out on the town! 
That's about it for this year.  There a few things that weren't finished and I intend to finish them soon because if I put them aside it will be a long time before they surface again! 
Thank you so much for visiting with me today and all year.  I do so appreciate your visits and your comments.  I hope you have a very Happy New Year and I hope that 2015 (can you believe that!) is a blessed and wonderful year for you.  


  1. How fun! looks like you are making memories for your tree and that is such a lovely thing! and your hat is so sweet just sitting there waiting to go out on the town :) hope you're enjoying your holiday!

  2. So happy to tead your Christmas was filled with family nd friends...truly the meaning of Christmas, to me! love your ornaments, of course". Your top hat is so cute! I could see the top hat spin off as a decorTion for other holidays, as well? So unique...love it!

    Wishing you the best that 2015 has to offer, my friend!!!!

  3. Happy New Year Maryanne! Your ornaments and top hat are just delightful!! I didn't know you had a thing for top hats, but what a fun thing!


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