Friday, November 30, 2012

Something Grandma Always Made With Vintage Shiny Bright Christmas Balls

My Grandma started putting these cute ornaments trees together in the 40's.
They're something she always had on her dining room table, at Christmas time.
They're quite simple to make.
All you need is a 14" knitting needle, 28 various sized Christmas balls, and a vintage tree topper.
Start by stringing 4 of the largest ornaments on to the knitting needle.
Next, string on 4 more slightly smaller balls.
Continue to layer on more Christmas balls working your way up the needle.
Depending on the size of the ornaments you use, you may use less than 28.
*Note - I stacked a couple layers together with the same sized Christmas balls 
since I only had 4 varying sizes to work with.
To finish: top with a vintage tree topper or a unique ornament turned upside down.
Super easy, huh?

Well, I'm slowly getting all my Christmas decorations up.   
Usually, I'm done by now!
I've fallen behind, since the lights on two of my trees decided to not light up this year. Ugh!
If only there were Christmas light fairies to do the job and string on the lights for me - *sigh*. 
Non-lighting Christmas lights are the worst.

Wishing you all a blessed beginning to the Advent season!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Scarf Season Is In Full Swing

 Wow!  I can't believe it's been way over a month since I last posted.
October kept me busy with a local show, and lots of Etsy sales.
Currently, I'm right in the midst of my busy selling time.  My 4th season of flower scarves!  
Hoping I can continue to keep up with the demand,
which I'm forever grateful, exists!
 My girls love wearing their own cashmere flower scarf. 
Theirs are scaled down from my adult size so they fit proportionately to their size structure.  
Since I receive so many requests, I'll be offering child size scarves in my Etsy shop soon. 
Such a cute accessory for any age, don't you think?     
Thanks for stopping by today!