Thursday, December 31, 2009

My daughter made this tree completely from fuzzy pipe cleaners.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pipe cleaner candy cane pairs.
One each color, cut in half, for each pair.
Twist, bend crook, twist together with scrap red pipe cleaner then formed into a bow.

Monday, December 28, 2009

More Christmas ornaments;
Paddlewheel and bead wreaths, strung on pipe cleaners.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ah, what lovely madness Christmas has been.
People popping in and out; in person, over the phone and even web cam!
This is what holidays are for - to stop the mad dash of normal days, and let folks know you love and appreciate them.
Gives one a chance to pause for a moment and say 'Where did the year go?'
Even with holidays, the years spin by so fast - How the heck did I get to be this age already?! I am still 26 - SO THERE! (When things don't hurt, LOL )

Friday, December 25, 2009

Pipe cleaner and bead wreaths.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Fishing bobber candy canes. Strung on pipe cleaners.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wreath ornaments made from fishing bobbers strung on pipe cleaners.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Some 'gold', 'crystal' and 'pearl' dangling ornament baubles.
I always liked the Victorian trees with the jewelry on them, so I made some. Several look like they would make nice earrings, with different hangers.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Perler bead snowfolk.
The bodies are supposed to look like fabric.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas cookies for the apartment house. Red and green sparkling sugar flattened balls; the red ornaments on the trees are colored dough added before baking, the white garlands are frosting.
There were also red-dough stockings, yellow-sugared bells, and green-frosted mittens.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Doily peace doves. Every doily will make 2 doves.
Step 1. Cut each doily in half.
Step 2. Fold corners to middle, creating a 90 degree triangle.
Step 3. Fold triangle in half, making a 45 degree triangle.
Step 4. Cut Slit Parallel To Open Side To Create Wings.
Step 5. Fold Each Wing Up & Out.
Step 6. Bend Tip Down To Create Head.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas card #19. Wishing you a merry Christmas; foil.
I wish these showed up here as pretty as they look in real life.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winter Tree in Perler beads, 2008.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Perler bead quilt-inspired pieces. The pink flowers are really translucent red beads.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Perler bead angels.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas card #18.
Tree is green foil with gold foil splashes and filigree, red foil words.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas card #17. Merry grunge Christmas.
All marks are foil - words are gold, slashes are sparkling red, green and gold.
You can see the colors better on the large size. Just click to see.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas card #16. Make a wish snow dancer.
Words are pale blue extra-fine glitter, flame is gold foil.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas card #15. Snowfolk Joy. The words are metallic.
Posting this recipe, because I keep losing the silly thing.
Coconut Macaroons - bake 8-10 minutes at 350.

1 can Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
14 oz. Shredded Coconut
2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
Cherries, Pecans etc for garnish.

Mix all ingredients together.
Make balls or drop on greased cookie sheet.
Top with 1/2 cherry or Pecan etc. if desired.
Remove immediately. Don't cool on cookie sheet. Cookies will stick.
Store loosely covered at room temperature.