Monday, October 11, 2010

Moxie Fab Season's Giftings Challenge

Well! That last post was much more chatty than I'd intended, and since I'm really starting to feel the pinch of time (and it's almost time to feed the kids!) I'd better get on with it. Ornaments are one of my time-tested favourite handmade gifts to give. There are so many different creative ways to decorate a tree (and a house) and it can be a perfect way to say a little thank you to all the many people who touch our lives. Better yet, it's something that even the youngest child can help with in some way! Since I learned how to do paper quilling, snowflakes have been one of my go-to ornaments to make, so it was a foregone conclusion that I would submit them as my entry for the Moxie Fab Season's Giftings Challenge.  I am often asked if they are time-consuming, and I guess they are, but I usually do my quilling in front of the T.V. (see, I'm not watching Grey's Anatomy, I'm WORKING!) and work free-form, rather than from a pattern. For a snowflake, I just start from some variation of 6 points, and let it go from there.

All of my close-up photos of just the white snowflake were fuzzy, even worse than this last one of the blue & white hope was to show that there is a second layer with just the 'centre star' and circles. Imagine it with me :) And, yes, eagle eyes, that is a plastic spoon being used as a hanger, and the box is holding the "dead Transformers" that Connor is collecting. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?


Katherine said...

Hi Jessi, thanks for visiting by my blog. Your christmas deco is beautiful and unique. Thanks to the idea.

jen said...

These are beautiful! What special gifts they will make!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Season's Giftings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)