CRAFTING ~ GIRLFRIENDS ~ FUDGE ~ SPARKLE
is how I spent a fun day!
We began with a luncheon of hot soup and toasty bread
With fudge for dessert and a coconut SNOW cake, and tea.
I made that funny snow angel a couple of years ago.
How I laugh when I unwrap her each Christmas season!
We then moved upstairs to my studio to these place settings
Where I taught how to make snowy Christmas scenes
The base is oval wood found at Michaels.
We used palette knives to apply plaster of Paris
and cover it while still wet with a combination of white snow and retro flakes
and glitter. I found a set of snowmen ornaments at half price,
and after being covered in glitter they were quite cute!
The other option we used were little plastic deer.
our snow scenes all lined up for their photo
A few days later I made some more as gifts for friends
This one features my friends Cavaliers
I printed a photo I'd taken of them and glued it to heavier paper
and cut them out, adding crowns and glitter.
The family's last name is Chestnut
I found all these trees at a store for $1 each.
I bought up their entire supply.
The banner on this one says
JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME!
LET EARTH RECEIVE HER KING
I typed it out on heavy paper with my vintage typewriter.
(even though I have an 'old typewriter' font on my computer)
and added glitter of course!
as I was trying to fall asleep last night my mind wanted to go over
all that must still be done before Christmas.
I knew I'd never get to sleep if I mentally began that list!
Instead I considered the PEACE and wonder of Christmas
as I drifted off to sleep.
I leave you with the words of this beautiful Christmas song
written by Isaac Watts, born in 1674
Joy to the world! The Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing.
Joy to the world! The Saviour reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy; repeat the sounding joy
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness
And wonders of his love;
and wonders of his love; and
wonders of his
Merry Christmas Dear Ones!
~ Violet ~