Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Last of the Xmas Gifts

This post will complete the chronicles of all the stuff I made for Xmas this year. Which is good, 'cause I'm ready to move on!

Here's a tissue box I made for my Dad's office. It's collaged with maps and travel-related stamps.

And here's my mom's tissue box, which matches her red color scheme in her family room. I don't know why I went with a bird theme. Probably because I had a cool brass bird I wanted to use!

This is one of two ornaments I made for my sister and brother and their families. Somehow I missed getting photos of the other one. It's made from a paper mache form covered in lace and then painted, rubbed with Rub 'n Buff, and then little beads glued all over.

These two photos are the two sides of a large heart ornament I made for my parents. It's not really for Xmas, so can be displayed all year, or until they get tired of it! It's made the same way as the ornament above.

I enjoyed immersing myself in these projects prior to the holiday, And it was fun to watch my family members open and appreciate them. They all give me a hard time about my intricate handmade gifts and how I make them feel inadequate, but you can bet I won't let that stop me!

1 comment:

Shari Beaubien said...

Gosh, have you been a busy blogger! I loved seeing your Sedona pictures... especially the sketches. Keep up the good work. And you know I'm partial to that heart ornament. :) Hugs, Shari