HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE!!!
I finally finished my little retro style ornies - a little "Celestial" trio! I can remember doing these back in the early 70's. You may remember the sequined ornament kits that were available. I did make a set of these many moons ago! When my son was born in 1970, I started making something for our Christmas tree every year. It was always something different, sometimes from a kit, which was very popular back then; or from an idea I had, or from something my Mom-in-law was making. (She was a RISD graduate, and the Art Supervisor for the Seekonk, MA schools for 30 years!) I learned a lot from her, and we always had fun making stuff!! The first item I ever made was so teensy tiny, but the title was bigger than it was!! It was called "Little Red-haired Baby Sleeping Angels"!! I did have one I'd kept, but don't know where it is now. At some point I would like to recreate it! Plus some of the other things we made back then. I think they would be perfect to do now, with all of the interest in retro things.
I tried to take some pix of them on one of my retro trees, but the pix came out a bit blurry. I will try them again on the tree and take more pix. I still need to add hangers to them, so they may be hung properly on the tree instead of being stuck into the aluminum fronds as I did!! LOL
|Made of felt, sequins, glass beads, embroidered faces with brads for eyes!|
|Poor Moon stuck in the tree!!|
|I made this star with PINK and decided to keep it!|
|So she has a hanger and is hanging on the livingroom tree!|
Now onto the Paper Houses! I happened to check out Mein Leila Park and her post is a wondrous parade of all sorts of adorable printable paper houses!!! Here's the link to her blog:
I checked out all of the little houses, saved and printed the ones I wanted. Then I had the task of cutting them out, scoring the folds, folding to see how each one looked, then gluing them so they would stay put! Last night I had a glitter party of one and accented them with glitter colors, then overall with the clear sparkly glitter. I could hardly wait for them to dry, so I could add them to my little forest of bottle brush trees sprouted on top of my TV armoire. Please pardon some of the pix - it's a very gloomy day out there so not much good natural light.
|Here is the whole village.|
|A little gingerbread cottage.|
|A side view to see the sparkly roofs.|
|The Mouse gingerbread house and The Owls gingerbread house!|
|The mousies up close.|
|The other side of the houses.|
You can see the sprinkles of glitter on the armoire, because I was in such a hurry to add them up there!! These are not PUTZ houses, but still really cute ones to add to your decor. I think there may some patterns to make putz style houses, but I can't get into that at this moment. I need to start crocheting, as I have gifties to make!!! So away goes the glitter, glue, felt, sequins, beads, and chenille stems. Out come the hooks and yarn!!!! Thank you for coming by today!!! I will be showing pix of some of my retro decor soon, I promise!!! Plus I have lots to blogs to stop by and read, so I have to plan a blog catch-up that goes back over several days worth!!!! But I just LOVE seeing what everyone is up to and enjoy reading each and every one so MUCH ~ so blog-hopping I'll go!!!
Until next time,