Thursday, November 29, 2012

Clothespin Reindeer Tutorial

 When we were little we received tiny reindeer ornaments made from clothespins. I don't remember where they came from but I always thought they were adorable. This is my sister's reindeer from way back then.

This is the remake that I will be using for this tutorial. I used miniature clothespins from the craft store so I had to use seed beads for the eyes, noes, and holly berries. If you use regular clothespins you can use googly eyes and pom poms instead. You will also need three clothespins, glue, some green felt, a tiny bit of white felt, and some embroidery floss for hanging your finished reindeer.
 First, cut out two holly leaf shapes from the green felt and glue to a clothespin as pictured. This will be the head of your reindeer.
 Next, glue on the beads or pom poms and googly eyes. Allow to dry before moving on to the next step.
 Once the face has dried glue the three clothespins together as pictured. For fun add a tiny teardrop of white felt to the back to make a tail.
The End!
I will be posting several ornament ideas and tutorials throughout the holiday season. Keep in touch and 
Have fun!

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's that time of year again...

Hello, It's the beginning of the holiday season. I've been away on almost enforced bed rest. I am at a higher risk for preterm delivery so I have not been online lately; but we are all well and safe right now. I've been told that if I don't take it easy I will have to go on strictly enforced bed rest and that sounds perfectly dreadful to me so I will be taking it easy. Hopefully though I will get some posts made for making ornaments this year.
In the mean time my hands have not been idle. I have been working hard to make holiday things for my etsy store. I hope you like some of the things I've come up with.
I'm very fond of this little gnome. He looks a lot like a tomten to me and I just might have to make one to live on my mantle.
But these hair clips are by far my favorite. I am making several of them to share with several young girls I know. I can't wait to surprise them with them on Saint Nicolas Day. Have a blessed holiday season and have fun.