And this is the end, really… And like the others, so much fun to make. There’s something very calming when making these ornaments. At least to me there is. I kind of lose myself in the process and before I know it time has flown by without me.
The Squirrel Nutkin
I also wanted to do something for my customers as a gesture of thanks, so I made up these Easter themed gift tags. Many years ago a local needlework shop closed it’s doors, that was a shame because it was such a great place to go and just be. When Dawn was closing, like all stores that close, they want to move the last of the inventory.
One of the things I bought was a cache of brass coloured charms. In that bag were some that I would not normally buy, but they came with the bulk of charms. They were crosses and cupids. I’ve kept them all this time and now I’m using them to add a touch to the gift tags. With each ornament they buy, they can choose a gift tag….The digital post card art, I found on Etsy, what a great source for everything. Here they are.
And this is how all the ornaments look on the new stand I made for them. At the beginning of the year I posted that I needed a stand for other times in the year for the ornaments I might make, and from that came this. Very easy to do, add a little trim of boxwood vines and it makes a pretty display I think. Tuesday they are off to the shop.