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Antler

Forgot to post this before Christmas…  Just another ornament thingy I made for my handmade stall in December.  I had made a few of the baubles and wanted some less glittery versions, that could maybe serve as all-year-round decorations.  So, I found these lovely little ceramic antlers in Target and thought they would be perfect for embellishing.

I used, as always, recycled beads from old jewellery, including some rather tarnished and battered metallic ones that I really liked the look of.  There are also polished stone, clay, and wooden ones in the mix.  Strung onto some beading wire, attached to the antler and voila!  I was pretty happy with it and kept one for myself (which is now hanging on my wall next to my faux stag head). The ornament itself only cost $2.40 and I used beads I already had in my ridiculously large stash, so it was a pretty cheap creation all round.

Hope your day is a happy one – thank you for stopping in.

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Xmas Pimping

Xmas Pimping

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (or Chris-mess, as I call it in my house).  As I was feeling better in the last couple of days, I decided to get my Xmas butt into gear and do some decoratin’ as my place was looking decidedly un-Christmassy.  I don’t go all out – I don’t have the room for a huge tree or anything fancy – but I do like to have little Christmas vignettes here and there.  Wherever I can fit them.  If that’s on a shelf in the hallway, or a side table in the lounge, then that’s where it’s going.

I like the woodland theme – lots of stags and little trees and natural colours.  A little splash of red but not too much.  I adore my little Christmas scene painting I got last year in an op-shop.  I nearly had a conniption last night because I couldn’t find it (but then it turned up EXACTLY where it was supposed to be, despite me looking there several times throughout the evening, getting more and more anxious as time went on) and I couldn’t get things just right.  But in the end I guess it’s ok.  I’m trying not to be fussy this year.

Hope your festive season has gotten off to a bright and happy start 🙂

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