Looking around my place over the Christmas season you can sure see that I've been busy. I designed, carved and painted all of the Dala Horses. Here are a few of the hundreds I've made in the last few years.
The Christmas Stockings were made almost 20 years ago. I started by designing and sewing a patchwork fabric that I cut into the stocking shapes. before assembling the stockings I quilted the patchwork areas and did some embroidery.
After getting them put together the finishing touches were to add the fabric yo yo's and buttons.
They're a great way to display and enjoy all of your favorite buttons or award pins and be able to enjoy them and at the end of the season you know that they're all stored safely.
Here I'd sewed the valances and trimmed the lamp shades. I'd also designed those thermal mugs with some of my artwork on them.
The tiny tree show's off some small wooden dala horse ornaments that I had designed, carved and painted.
I used a kit to make the paper chains because my arthritis makes it hard for me to cut out all of the paper strips to make them with.
I've been making paper chains every year since I was a very little girl and it's still one of my favorite parts of holiday decorating.
It's not fancy here but it feels like a hug.
May Your Holidays Be Filled With All Of The Things That Make You Happy,