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Take off your shoes, sit down in the over stuffed chair by the fire, have a moment of peace at this busy time of year. Would you like a cookie? A cuppa?? A back massage???
Do it with me, take a deep breath in slowly one...two...three...four...five... right to your heart...seven and breathe out all stress, rushing, and relax one... two...three... all the dark and grungy thoughts and emotions...five...six... you are loved!!!
December is rushing by at the speed of light. I feel a little crazy and I am still working on Christmas presents. That is one thing that having money would do for me, I could go buy everything in the summer and just relax for once for Christmas.
Those laughing people you see during the holidays have money or they are on the very edge of sanity. I would be the latter.
I am though, glad you stopped by and I needed to breathe too!
I have a quick Christmas ornament I want to share with you.
Here is part one
Here is part two
And now to part three...
You will need:
Cernit Lemon and Glamour White
18 or 16 gauge red colored copper wire
A Sharpie fine point permanent marker
A 1" star cutter
Star Stamp I used a retired Stampin' up Christmas star stamp
Pearl-ex Powder Aztec gold
Roll the mixed color through the pasta machine on the thickest setting.
Cut out with the star cutter and poke a hole in the top with the bamboo skewer.
Pick up the star gently and make the hole bigger with the skewer.
Bake in a preheated 275 degree F. oven for 25 minutes shut off oven and let cool.
Wrap tight as you can and wrap down and close to the last wire.
It feels like you are pulling the end wire down and next to the last turn on the pen as you go.
Pull off the coil and the cut off the end of the wire that is left, face the flush side of the cutter toward the spiral.
Grab the next turn of the spiral with your cutters and face the flush side of the cutters away from you and cut the wire right at the end that is above the turn you are cutting.
The wire loop should be a little apart and one end will almost be above the bottom one.
Pull them just a bit more apart the way they naturally come apart.
Thread on the star through the hole.
I am holding this with the wrong hand because that hand is taking the picture ;-D.
I also finished this project and tutorial Marie-Tangle beads
I finished this Steampunk Album with my friend Jodi. Click on the picture to see some pictures of our progress. From there you can see part one.
I also almost finished a doll using printable cotton paper and one of my own designs here
Here is last months Blog hop if you are interested http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2010/11/fave-crafts-blog-hop-today-november.html