Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Christmas in...February?

This picture has nothing to do with today's post; it is merely a gratuitous picture of The Cutest Baby on the Planet.



Okay, now on to the point. Fabric. What do these fabrics make you think of? Miami Beach? The Golden Girls? Your Great Aunt Mable's favorite muumuu? I was at the fabric store last week and they spoke to me as I walked by...screamed at me actually...Combine them with chocolate satin ribbon and lots of silver and I think of fabulous handmade Christmas tree ornaments. I am so excited! It sounds ridiculous because it's only February, but I have struggled with choosing the perfect color palette for this year. Christmas 2008 was not a good one for me and I'm hoping for a little kick start for 2009. I'm hoping that being excited about my color palette will go a long way toward improving my feelings about Christmas this year.


So on Valentine's Day I started working on my ornaments...because everyone starts Christmas tree decorations in February... I'm not going to let you in on the whole plan just yet, but here's a sneak peek:



Can ya dig it?! If you need some perspective, they are about the size of Seth's adorable head (so maybe that top photo does have a purpose!). When all is said and done, birds, birdhouses and peacock feathers will also be involved. It's going to be fabu. You already want to come to my house for Christmas this year, don't you?

7 comments:

Sally said...

I am totally thinking Christmas 2009 already! I want to make as many gifts as possible this year, so I'm already starting. Your ornaments are awsome!

ps. You do know who I am right? I hope you don't think I'm just some crazy blog stalker.

Brooke said...

Um heck yes I do!! I am excited to see these bad boys unfold! Look at you and your crafty creative self.

Kennedy said...

I love them! I can't wait to see your tree. You are so TALENTED!!!
Seth is absolutely perfect, beautiful, and handsome! I just love that little guy! Grant still asks "where did my baby go?"

Christy said...

You've loved those colors as long as I have known you. You wanted your living room to be blue and yellow.

Cami, Chris and Bretton said...

Holy crap you're amazing! I don't think about Christmas until 2 weeks before! I need to catch some of your Spirit!

Angela said...

Those are awesome and you should show Shan how to make them so she can make me some....bwa hahahaha! I would love to learn how to make those BUT are they the size of his head as in the picture on my screen OR his ACTUAL head size?? I can do the first size a little better! lol He is beautiful just like Shan said ~ I guess I should say handsome!!

Brenda said...

They are the size of his ACTUAL head. I have a really big tree, so I have to make big ornaments or they'll get lost on the tree.