Monthly Archives: August 2010

Turned Timber Snowman

Raw timber snowman purchased at a craft shop.

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Guest Bedroom Ready for the Season

The spare bedroom ready for Christmas visitors during an open house. (We actually had an in-house visitor a the time …. her personal items had to go under the bed for the day!) I am not too sure that in-house … Continue reading

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Santa and Sleigh

I think the building is a Long House … I know it came from New Zealand and that it is hand carved and about two inches high. Which makes the Santa in his sleigh very small, but it sits nicely … Continue reading

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Spindly Santa

The tree made with oddments from the sewing room isn’t very stable …. but is way more stable than this Santa! However, this guy is very flexible, and with some coaxing I can get him standing on his own two … Continue reading

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Papier Mache Egg

When my kids were going to school I spent time in the classrooms during art lessons. I tried this idea at home first with our first born, a macho little boy if ever there was one. This was his first … Continue reading

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Santa with a Twist

I bought him … who could resist him? He bends, twists and sometimes looks very unstable, but he has a heavy bottom (which I relate too) and a very bendable body, arms and even hat!

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Skinny Christmas Tree

The tree is hand-made, using a broomstick for a trunk, wire for branches with fabric foliage tied on. I make most trees skinny so that they take up less room, even if they are tall. This one is about five … Continue reading

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Interior of Magic Cave.

Somewhere amongst the trees is a combustion heater. One of the good things about being south of the equator is that the fire-place, heater or combustion heater doesn’t need to be lit during the Christmas season. We miss out on … Continue reading

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Santa riding Reindeer

Resin Santa arrived as a gift from a friend ….. one of several to arrive in the same year.

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Bundle of Pencils

When I was growing up one of the best things to find in my Christmas stocking was a set of new pencils. (Now I am grown up I still like nice new pencils.) I would like to decorate a Christmas … Continue reading

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