Friday, October 10, 2014

Holiday Cheer

Yep, the holidays are fast approaching. And while I know some of you out there think it's a bit early to start shopping or even seeing Christmas items anywhere, now that I'm selling things,  I realize why retailers need a long lead time.  Especially those of us that sell hand made holiday  items.

So this year, I started early and here are a few of my holiday items.

This Lapel pin is made from felt and polymer clay button.  His eyes are French knots and his face and "coal" buttons are hand painted.  I love the tree with its French knot "ornaments!
Snowman With Christmas Tree Pin

I've been toying with the idea of making polymer clay fairy cottages since I saw a neighbors fairy garden.   This one is only 2" tall and has a loop at the top for hanging on your tree.
Fairy Cottage Miniature Ornament
Button Snowman Pin
Here's another Button Snowman pin, minus the tree.  He has his little felt arms raised in joy for the coming winter season!

Penguin Ornament
This little gal is made from a recycled light bulb and is hand painted.   When I was through painting her, I thought she needed something else, so I crocheted an elf cap out of fuzzy white yarn, complete with jingle bell.

 This ornament is also a hand painted light bulb.  He exudes the essence of Christmas, from his "snow" covered top hat, to the bright red ribbon hat band.
 Snowman Ornament

 Happy Snowman Felted Pin
Another felt snowman lapel pin.  I seem obsessed with felt and snowmen this year!
This one is  hand felted on a purple wool backdrop.  He has a jaunty top hat and jute twine arms.

 So I want to wish you all a Merry, albeit, early Christmas.  Although, I'm sure I'll be writing about this holiday again before it's all over.


  1. What wonderful items! You have inspired me to start making Christmas things :)

  2. Nancy, these are very inventive and original designs for Christmas tree ornaments. You are quite a mixed media artist. I especially like the little fairy cottage in polymer clay. That would be such a charming centerpiece for the table.

  3. Cute snowman pins for Christmas! The tiny fairy cottage is adorable, too! I hope these holiday items find a home under different trees this Christmas. :)

  4. Those are so cute! You've been busy :-) I'd better work on my Christmas items.

  5. Can't help but getting at least a bit in the Christmas spirit when looking at such fun items as you shared here. I especially love the snowman with Christmas tree pin. Hope they sell quickly for you!

  6. Adorable button snowman on the red background! :)

  7. It's fun to see everyone stock (or should I say "deck") their shops with great seasonal items. These are great - I love the little snowman's arms "raised in joy".