Friday, 30 November 2007

A week of Christmas Creations!

Hi Everyone!
It's almost December and I am getting into the Christmas groove! lol With my lovely online groups having challenges and swaps in the Christmas theme it sure has gotten me more interested in the season.
I had thought it was going to be a non event for me this year as I am working through much of the holiday period. I didn't want to say no to all the dates they required me at work but it was starting to get depressing as the time nears and I realise I won't get to see my kiddies much over this special time. I put my foot down tho and said no to Christmas Eve and Boxing Day tho they are still trying to get me to change my mind! lol

Anyway, enough of that! Look what I have been up to for my groups!
This first lot of pics are something I made for the WhirledOvWhunOwnlees group in the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. I am most pleased with it. As you can see it's a pear (as in, Partridge in a Pear Tree) with many of the 'characters' from the song in it.
Here you can see some of the Partridge, the Lords a Leaping and the Swans a swimming!

Here you can see the Drummers Drum, the Golden rings and part of the turtle dove

In this pic you can see the rest of the turtle dove, the Pipers Pipe and a Lady Dancing

Here you can see the Partridge a bit better!

This next photo is for the WOWOwnlees swap, the theme was a Christmas Carol and I chose Away in a Manger. Which pretty much explains the pic. But I made the little manger from cardboard 'planks' and it turned out quite well. With a clay baby and a felted star I used lots of different materials, and it was a lot of fun.

And now on to what else I have been making!
The Christmas Balls were a hit last year, but not good enough for my tastes. This year I am much happier with them. These two in particular turned out well.

This lil guy is one of my favourites, he looks like a bit more of a baby bear!

These ones are a bit more modern, I was making them to put bears on but decided they didn't even need the bears!

I love this one, it kinda has a bit of a gothic feel but still manages to be christmassy. I have someone in particular in mind for this one!

I've made a few bears as well, but I have lots more to make so I will show you those all together next time! I hope I have bought a little christmas into your day and that you have enjoyed seeing what I have been up to this week!

Happy crafting from Liza and the Little Handfuls!


Vee said...

yes.... I love the baby bear on the blue ball too...he is very cute.

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Liza, Love your creations... you put so much work into your pear and it is adorable! Love it! Also love your felted balls with the bears on them-- Great Creativity! They are oh so cute!
Hugs, Folksie Linda

Quirky Critters said...

Hi Lza, love your festive spirit, and all your creations he balls are wonderful and all you've made sure put smile on my face.Hugs Sammie:O)

Patricia Knight said...

Hi Liza,
I love the originality of your pear! And your ornament bear balls are way to cute!!
Hugs, Patricia