Musings from the Moonroom

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Final 2010 Ornaments-Ostrich & Mr. Bundles

I’m a bit behind in posting these last ornaments. Better late than never. First up is another Piggy ornament. This Piggy is wearing her best holly and singing “Fa la la….”

Next is an Ostrich. Yes, an Ostrich. I’ve got Christmas kitties and Christmas piggies, why not a Christmas Ostrich?

Last is Mr. Bundles, all wrapped up in his woolly scarf.

I really enjoyed making these special ornaments this year. I hope to add more to the collection in 2011.


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Art Class Reminder: Polymer Clay Santa Ornament

Polymer Clay Santa Claus Ornament

This Thursday, November 4, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, I am teaching my Polymer Clay Santa Claus Ornament class at Ink About It in Westford. A few seats remain open for this class. Get a jump start on your holiday decorating or gift giving and join us for this fun ornament class.

In this class, you’ll learn how to use a burned out light bulb to create a polymer clay Santa Claus ornament. We’ll discuss how to prepare the light bulb for polymer clay, and then create the surface design for, and assemble, a signature Santa Claus ornament. You will also have the option to sand and buff your ornament to a natural sheen using wet/dry sandpaper and a muslin wheel. Fee: $45

Materials: All materials provided by instructor. However, if you have any of the following, please bring them with you: a hand crank pasta machine, pink or flesh tone blush, needle tool or thin knitting needle (1.25mm or 2mm), tiny star cutter (Kemper cutters with plunger).

To sign-up for this class, call Ink About It at 978.392.0321 or stop by the store and sign-up in person. Hope to see you there!


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The Christmas Spider Legend

Long ago on Christmas Eve, a mother prepared for a visit from Christ.
She cleaned, scrubbed, and decorated the tree.
When all was quiet, the spiders who’d been swept away, crept to see the tree.
They crawled on every branch, admiring each ornament.
Alas, when they finished climbing, the tree was draped in cobwebs!

Christ smiled when he saw the happy spiders,
but he knew the mother would be heartbroken over the shrouded tree.
So, he turned the webs into silver and gold, and the tree was even more beautiful.