Happy Friday, peeps! I am happy to announce that our tree is finally up...not decorated, but it is up! Decorating will commence tomorrow! Meanwhile, since my sister received her Christmas gift, I can share it now! I always like to make a little vintage treat for her...she appreciates my style and I have plumb run out of room to display things! I pulled a little green wooden spool out of my stash, found some vintage goodies (pink and white glitter, sequins, green shabby seam binding, a bleached mini tree, some green sparkly trim) and went to work:
For the angel, I have a whole stash of Christmas cards from my aunt's house that are from the mid-50s....I scanned this one:
cropped it down, resized it, and cut out the angel. I glittered up the tree and base and glued it to the spool, then added some sequins and a glimmer star and adhered my little angel:
I actually typed (on my old Smith Corona typewriter) the sentiment on a scrap of DSP and added some glitter on it as well, then tied some pale green seam binding around the spool and adhered the sentiment. Here's a back view:
And here it is, displayed on my sister's tree (I think it looks cute here!):
and along with the other little goodies I've made for her over the years:
And imagine my surprise when I checked a few challenges yesterday! Here's this week's Shabby Team Room Holiday Sparkle inspiration photo challenge:
So I'll be submitting my little spool for sure! Thanks for popping in today!
Cassidy loves coloring with my markers, but after I left my craft room for a few minutes a couple of days ago, I came back to find she had done this to her hair:
She's such a bundle of energy, I didn't even notice it until an hour or so later! She also decorated her shirt ("I just wanted to see what it would look like!")....thankfully both washed out! Enjoy your day!