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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bird's nests

I have never been interested in planning for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. My only exception to that rule is that we start working out the details on our own homemade holiday cards towards the middle of November. I have always hated seeing Christmas stuff even before Halloween is over.

This year though I realized that if I want to sell any Christmas things in my shop I am going to have to get an earlier start. And so I have been thinking on this a little and came up with these little bird's nests on tiny clothespin clips for the tree. The majority of our own tree decorations are birds though we include all the special vintage ornaments that we have treasured over the years. Last year's tree falling disaster really destroyed quite a few of our ornaments so I am determined to make a few more this year.

So here is my first set of ornaments for the holidays which I am selling in my shop...



Our school canoe trip which I chaperoned was a lot of fun. The wind was crazy though and made the canoing a little difficult. I can't include the pictures though because there were so many school children in them. But I think the kids learned a lot and had fun too.

4 comments:

Gallery Juana said...

Those are very cute ornaments and would make any tree merry. Canoeing sounds like fun.

iSew said...

I too am not a fan of things appearing to early for holidays. Your ornaments are just adorable! I'm gonna snatch one up right now.

tootsiegrace said...

I also hate having the Christmas holidays begin in October!!! It never feels like Christmas is special anymore, when it is pushed three months early! I love your shop! I'm glad you are getting your ornaments out early!

Rain's End said...

I stopped by Michaels today and was dizzy seeing all the Christmas stuff. Ugh! Christmas really is getting too commercial.

Thank you everyone for your encouragement on my ornaments, especially isew ;)