I am in the throes of Holiday Decorating!!
So many of my decorations are ones I have made over the years,
This is a picture of a few of my canvas Santas. I form them from painter’s canvas, stitch them up , then paint them just like a regular painting. They’re weird and silly and fun to make!
These are two of my old papier mache Santas. I haven’t made any in this media for a long time and most of them are long gone, having been sold. I’m glad I hung on to these two.
This is the small Christmas tree I put in the living room. 99% of the ornaments are ones I made from wool felt. I embroidered them and added beads and doodads. I have a few that friends and family made on there, too. I like that there is one tree with heart every year. Nothing fancy. Just simple home-made pretties.
This is my mantle decorated with garland and berries. The fireplace gets used almost daily. It’s not an efficient heat source but I don’t care!
This guy is a three-feet-tall wooden Santa I cut with my scroll saw and then painted.
Here is a display I did with my Christmas gnomes. When I had my store I found these one year and had to have them for a display. I took them home with me when I closed up shop and every year I’m glad I did. They have so much personality! They are BIG! Nearly two feet tall!
Today I’m playing hooky. Since the presents are wrapped, the house is decorated and it’s raining cats and dogs I think it is a stay-in-my-jammies day! There’s a bottle of beer with my name on it to go with lunch and a couple of old movies on TCM I may want to watch. The fireplace and I have a date! Wanna join me?