- a glass frog that my mom gave me a few years ago--to teasingly remind me of the hideous things that used to gather over the door to my apartment; I was TERRIFIED one was going to jump onto my head!!
- a pewter Headless Horseman from when I was traveling and got to visit Sleepy Hollow in New York.
- a pumpkin egg from when I used all my SkyMiles and flew with my mother 1st class for a mother-daughter vacation in Bostonit was around Halloween, and no place celebrates Halloween like Salem, Mass--it was an amazing trip, probably the best of my life :)
- an engraved one from my husband's father, one for the first Christmas as husband and wife, and another for my son the year of his birth.
So that's the story of a few of my favorite ornaments. For 2 years I joined an ornament swap, and I really enjoyed it. You make 12 ornaments, send them to 12 different people, and 12 other people each send one to you. I don't think I ever got all 12, but it was always so fun to do--they were presents, really, a few were real works of art.
Here's what I made:
In 2007, I made fuzzy yarn balls with Styrofoam balls and red, white, green and blue "fuzzy" yarn and white wire ribbons :
In 2008, I made little rag wreaths using embroidery hoops and these fabrics:
|Very poor quality, sorry!|
Here's a link to my Pinterest Board for Christmas and Winter, and another to my School Break Boredom Busters, which is mostly "re-pins" so I can delete the entire board in January.
Enjoy your holiday preparations!