I should have thought of this sooner, I’ve already started a 2011 “don’t forget to blog” list, but most people should still have their trees up and I thought we could have a show and tell. All of the ornaments on our tree are special in some way. They’ve been bought while travelling in other countries, or given to us as a momento of some occasion, or are handmade by me or the kids.
For years I would buy those plaster ornaments at craft stores and spend time painting them. I’ve built up quite a collection. This one’s my favourite. Makes me chuckle every year. I picked up about 5 when I found it and attached them to gifts and such. It’s so silly.
Picked this one up while in Germany pregnant with Nate. He was due December 26th so I didn’t really know when his first Christmas was going to be and most ornaments seemed to have a date on them.
Last year I picked up 2 little soldiers for the boys on Boxing day. We were foolish enough to venture into London that day. It was insanely busy.
Here’s my cute little Happy Sew Lucky ornament. It turned out really well and I think I just might have to get a few more for the tree next year.
Sooooo if you’ve got some time and a special ornament with a story to share post a comment or, better yet, send me an email and I’ll post the story and a picture.
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We got in from England on Friday night at about 9:30 and were ready for bed! With England 5 hours ahead we were a tad tired. Then of course my wonderful little baby boy woke up at 4:30 Saturday morning. He was ready to go, it was 9:30 for him. The rest of us weren’t so ready. Wesley spent about 10 minutes awake before he had a meltdown and I marched him back up to bed. But being up early wasn’t so bad I started to explode our luggage and dig out all the gift and souvenirs we bought, and the Christmas tree needed to come down!
So, while Christmas is over I had ornaments on my mind while I took down the tree and unpacked some I had bought on the trip.
Now while I didn’t make these, they would be pretty easy to whip up some that are similar. They’re by Maileg. It’s been our thing when we travel to get Christmas decorations/ornaments so I picked these 2 up sort of for the boys. Most of the decorations on our tree are painted by me. I used to buy some every year and sit and paint them. I figured I’d have a tree full in a while. Travelling and collecting them is just as much fun.
This one is just cute! It has 2009 on it and says Rudolph on the other side.
I haven’t had much time to be crafty with the trip and returning to work today, which is going to be tough after over a year off! I fully intend to keep crafting in 2010, and posting, and creating, and being me.
We made this ornaments for our tree. I used to have only handmade ornaments, I would paint some every year, but we’ve decided to pick them up as souvenirs as well. So now everything on the tree is meaningful in some way, it was a gift, or handmade, or bought in some exotic land! I made these ones with the boys this year, they’re actually Crock-A-Doodle ornaments that I got crafty with. I dipped one of their fingers in the green paint and made a little circle with the fingerprints. After is was glazed and kilned I added a little satin ribbon bow and stuck it on with a glue dot for a cute little embellishment.