I made this a couple of years ago and while the results are pretty nice, this was surprisingly difficult to find the right pieces to fit.
This is another one that I regretted starting almost right away, but soldiered on.
Our 2012 ornament by Sayuri Glass on the Cape.
A spun glass bell that I've had since 1974. The reason I know the exact year is that my mom labeled all my ornaments. It was a tradition that when I was decorating the tree, my parents would present me with a new ornament for that year. They started my first Christmas of 1964 and my last one was Christmas of 1988, my last one on the east coast for 22 years. These ornaments are fragile antiques now yet somehow they've survived being shipped to the west coast and multiple moves after that.
I love how this blue glass leaf looks with all the colours. My former boss, Robyn, gave this to me Christmas of approximately 2005. She bought it in Cannon Beach, OR, one of my fave places.
My ornament from 1972. I love this horse.
Made this 2 years ago too. Fun, but messy.
Put this together last year. I misjudged the paper size, so this is really huge.
This was bought in the late 90s, in San Anselmo, CA, I believe.
Finally, I call this "Pepper's star". This was one of the ornaments I made for the craft shows. It, along with the others, sat undisturbed on the top of the tote, which was on the floor in the back room, and easily reachable by both dogs. A week before the Cape Tech show, I went into the livingroom and found this one on the floor in front of Pepper and she was looking at me as if to say, 'Ai can haz dis one? Ai want dis.' It was so cute and endearing that I decided to keep it. At 14, or nearly 14, I am facing the reality that this might actually be my last Christmas with her, which sucks. And while I have other ornaments with her name engraved on them, she kind of picked this herself. How could I not keep it for my sweet baby girl?
Oh and here's the kitchen window in the sunlight since you can see it much better. I really like how it came out.
My bff Michelle made the stained glass candle on the left.
Those 3 'stained glass' things are Makit Bakit crafts that I made way back in the mid-70s. I'm going to guess 1973 or 74. I had to put one of the snow globes on a tupperware to raise it above that ADT sticker!
My former boss, Robyn, gave me the fused glass & beaded snowman, over 10 years ago. I wish I could remember where she said she got it.
Those crocheted snowflakes are one of the best purchases from the Lillian Vernon catalog! Or maybe it was Miles Kimball. Got them well over 20 years ago.