Friday, December 09, 2016

Day 9 - A Winter Cottage

Look at the glistening snow! Aww, it's all melted now, but I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that it will return soon and that we'll have a proper white Christmas this year.


This itty bitty was made (mostly) with the  Chipboard House Ornament Kit from last month.


The house itself measures just 2-3/4" tall, 2-1/2". It's itty!


My favourite part of this little doodad is the tuft of raw wool smoke coming out of the chimney. Can't you just smell the wood fire?!



Hope you're dandy. Big love to you.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Day 8 - Walnut Sailing Ships

Despite not being a water-loving sea monster, I do have a thing for pirate ships and nautical adventure. AHOY! And all that jazz.


I'm pleased as punch with these little walnut ships. They're kind of adorable and remind me of THIS Christmas song.


They were super simple to make too. Just a walnut shell, 1/8" dowel, paper and trim. Easy peasy!


There's a little snowy glitter too. I can't help myself.


Hope your having a lovely day. I'm thinking of you.

xoxo

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Day 7 - SPARKLE BATH!

As far as I am concerned, there are two types of people in this world: those who loathe glitter and those who want to bathe in it.


I've made some sparkly, glittery, shiny, smelly, rose-budded bubble bath for the latter.

If you see someone with red sparkle, you'll know they were on my Christmas list.


P.S. These remind me of the year I had $36 to spend on all of my Christmas gifts. If memory serves, most of that was spent on toiletries that were rationed and prettily re-packaged. It stinks not having money, but it is painful not having money during the holidays. If your holiday funds are tight, I'm sorry. I know exactly what that's like. You'll get through. Everything will be ok. I promise.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Day 6 - A Wee Pinecone Tree

Mr. Pixie often says, "I'm the idea guy."

This usually means that he has a fantastical but outrageous idea that is an impossibility to bring to fruition. Once in a while his ideas are totally do-able. "You should make a little pinecone Christmas tree." Done!


A pinecone...


Some glitter...


And a tiny tin bucket.

Ta da!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Day 5 - Tomte Christmas Gnomes

I made a batch of these fellows last year and I loved them so much I wanted to make them once again. This year they are quite a bit smaller (but just as cute).


Tomte are Scandinavian creatures associated with yuletide. They are delightfully gnomish and since I collect gnomes I love them dearly.


They are cute as buttons and making them is a lot of fun. Their personalities just seem to pop out as soon as those white whiskers are put into place.


Tomte, elves and sugar plum fairies... is it any wonder I adore Christmastime?!


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Day 4 - Little Snow Dudes with Tutorial

I'm not sure why I keep calling these guys 'Snow dudes' rather than 'Snowmen' but they keep insisting that IS what they are called, so I shall comply.


I made a slightly larger and more complicated version of these guys last year. This year, I've simplified the heck out of them while maintaining maximum cute.


And if you'd like to make your own HERE is the video tutorial...


And here's what you'll need:

styrofoam balls
jute twine
white/clear glitter
good quality white glue
hot glue
small metal brads
black seed beads
straight pins or flat head jewelry posts
toothpics
black and orange paint
small eye hooks

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Day 3 - Tiny snowy house

Just something small and sweet today.

I think this will be a perfect thing to abandon with a note of holiday cheer.

The dome has been in my stash for quite a long while. THIS little tree was coloured green and dusted with some faux snow. The house is one which was pit fired in my back garden. And the gold is a snip from one of these dresden trims.


On top, a little bow with ribbon from THIS set, with a tiny snip of green and some colour from this Fancy Red Holly Berries Mix.

Ta dahhh! How's YOUR holiday cheer chugging along?