Monday, November 17, 2008

Pretty Monday!

wow, it is a beautiful day here today. crisp and clear, blue sky, and in the 50's. Winter is coming, but I think today is a day to be enjoyed!

So, I am in this swap every year with 11 other girlfriends. We have kind of like a christmas cookie swap, but we also make 12 handmade ornaments, and trade, so we get 11 others that the other girls have made. I have been doing this for about 5 years, and my tree is just full of handmade ornaments every year. I so look forward to adding to it each year. My goal is not to have any store bought ornaments on the tree- some day! I love to load the tree, lol. Anyway, this year I am really pleased with the way my ornaments are turning out!
I will post a picture of them when I done with them, but I discovered how to make canes with sculpy clay. They are so fun to make! I did one cane with a snow flake in the center, and another with a snowman head. So then I sliced them up into small "disks" for lack of a better word, and covered a glass ball with the designs. Then I baked them. So that part is all done. all I need to do now is go buy some matching ribbon (um- I probably have plenty in my ribbon stash, but don't want to search, lolol) and add a bow to the top, along with a sprig of something from hobby lobby. Oh, yeah, and I am going to go buy a can of polyurethine from home depot to coat them with so they will be shiny. I can't wait to finish them, and thought about doing it today-- but it is so dang pretty out! I really need to get out and do some exercise. such is life, we will let you know later what I decided, lol.
I do have to scrap today, I have an assignment using luxe products. Got a ton of it, and it is cool!
Well, better go, the phone is ringing.


Fink said...

The candy canes sound really cool! Can't wait to see your pictures!

Stampin' Meg said...

Definietly need a pic of the ornaments, Shellie!

Mer said...

Ohhh...can't wait to see your ornaments...sounds cute!

I'm missin' my Shell.