Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm being crafty

In the best sense of the word.

Usually, I am tempted to spend time in December making cute food. One year it was chocolate dipped pretzels. One year it was pretty sugar cookies. My confections don't always turn out the way I want, and I eat too many. The idea is to have something special to give as a token gift. We don't exchange gifts with Dave's brother, and give his nieces token gifts... So, often I've done some baked good. This year I've been experimenting with crafty ornaments. I bought styrofoam balls (which are way more expensive than I thought they would be...) and planned to do folded star quilt ornaments. Those didn't work out at all. Mine looked terrible. So I started experimenting and googling and found many variations of a pattern for these very fancy balls:

Mine are not nearly as elaborate, nor do I use all the different materials the pattern calls for, but I think mine are pretty darn nice. Samples in the photos below:

Funky, traditional, and rustic. My favorite so far is the funky one. I had a lot of fun going through the fabric and trim at Joann this morning.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Aunt Lora, Very nice...... My vote is for the funky one!