So the tree is finally up and decorated! This sudden cold burst has kept my motivation to venture outside to a minimum, but on the other hand, it gave me time to finish the ornaments I had started weeks ago. I had grand ideas of a tree full of hand-made ornaments and unfortunately that just didn't happen. I made a handful of different creations, but in the end, only three made it on to the actual tree. I'm really happy with the three though and I have pictures to prove it! ;D
The rest are just a variety pack of non-shatter ornaments my boyfriend and I picked up at Target. Which I am very grateful for, because even though our older cat rarely has any interest in things other than sleeping and eating, our younger cat thinks EVERYTHING is for his entertainment. He has taken great pride in knocking off the ornaments that I deliberately put higher-up on the tree so he couldn't reach them...which he just finds to be a fun challenge.
|Culprit caught in the act!|
This tiny felt wreath was what I made first even though I really had no idea where I was going to put it. It ended up being the tree topper though because the topper I originally had was about 5 times too big and the tree was having none of that. This is a great way to use your odd felt scraps you have lying around.
The other two ornaments I made ended up being these two silly owls. I made a small animation during construction that you can see here . You'll notice that I changed the beak in the end to something more beak-like.
The rest of the images are just random ones of those previously mentioned awesome non-shatter ornaments as well as some I took of the lights we strung on the porch. I'll start with an image of what our tree looks like to me when I take my contacts out. ;)
On another note, we unfortunately did not win the Chronicle Haul-idays Giveaway but they did give us this!
Sorry that doesn't give you all much notice. :X I'm going to go pick out a couple from my list once I post this.