Walking in a winter wonderland

So we got our Christmas tree this weekend and I finally got to decorate it yesterday.  Of course I didn’t have to do this alone as always I had my helper

pesky helper

Christmas trees,  hanging ornaments and kittens are not the best combination.

But somehow I managed it


I love having a really big real tree.  It smells fantastic and makes me feel really festive……..and you know decorating it is one of my favourite things about Christmas.  I remember where I got every single ornament (no small feat as I have a ton) and I like to remember each one as I hang it up.  I thought I’d share some of my new ones with you.

poor lost bread  First is the little yellow light bulb from poor lost bread.  This is the ornament I bought from the Madison                         Craftacular….and I love him to bits.

polar bear  The little blue glass polar bear I got from the Winter Art festival in Madison,  it’s by Craig Bacon Studio.  It   was  a tough decision on what to get from him as he had lots of beautiful hand made glass ornaments but I couldn’t              resist little Knut (as I call him).  Of course in blatant self promotion you can also see my little green and red retro ball in the top of the picture and I made a larger Santa Claus just for myself….

pickles and mushrooms  I realise this isn’t the best piccie but hopefully you can make out the polymer clay pickle and mushroom ornaments from stars dreams and jewels I also got her chilli ornament,  and I think they are wacky and fantastic on the tree.

I also thought I’d share a creative idea I came up with for my ugly dining room light (hey I rent so I can’t rip it out……dammit)

ugly lamp

The felt trees, reindeers and snowflakes I bought from Michaels last year.  Believe it or not they came in a pack of 3 for $1.00 so of course I bought a ton of ’em.  I got the idea for linking them together and I was going to create a hanging screen of them but with cats it just wasn’t very practical……….so I invented this festivy chandalier and I love how it looks.

The felting demo at Glitterworkshop last weekend got cancelled due to the snow…….so hopefully we will reschedule soon and I’ll keep you all posted………this weekend is the renegade craft fair holiday show in Chicago  so we will be heading to that and of course I’ll show you my purchases………what?  oh yes there will be purchases ; P

2 Responses to “Walking in a winter wonderland”

  1. emily Says:

    What a pretty tree with cool ornaments!

  2. admin Says:

    thanks Emily ; )

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