noelle o designs

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collage art, craft, holiday

trimming the Christmas tree

Here is how trimming the Christmas tree went this year. The ‘chubby’ full tree isn’t my first choice, but the kids picked this one out with their Dad. I prefer a Charlie Brown looking, sparce tree.  He is a lot less of a control freak (yoga breathing) than I am when it comes to things like picking out Christmas trees. But, I love it now all dolled up with lights and ornaments.

Collage Art- ‘lemur lady’ from the Beehive Bazaar.

A gift from Molly, picked up at Felt Club. Silkscreen on felt.

Sparkle bird, with crown… can you ever have too much sparkle? I don’t think so (wait, in some cases-probably yes…)

This is actually a coaster, but I like it much better as an ornament. We don’t have much use for coasters around these parts.
Steph gave me this one, it’s from Coal Umbrella.
We sure think that cats doing silly things is darn funny. If you feel the same way, and you especially love hamsters- go see Bolt. I laughed ’til I cried (mostly feeding off the giggles of my kids).

Another felt ornament purchased for inspiration (from Anthropologie). I would like to make a few of these someday.

I did make this one. A new craft I just tried- made from big, round and flat sequins, pins, a styrofoam ball, and some green wool felt. I really like the way it turned out. Perhaps I put a tutorial on this blog after Christmas when I have a minute to breathe.

A few lovely fishies. The yellow fish, is from Felt Club but I embellished it a bit. I sewed the silkscreened fish on felt onto two pieces of pinking shear cut silver fabric then stuffed with a bit of batting- for a little extra pizazz. You could also sew it on a t-shirt, skirt or backpack, maybe I will change it up after Christmas.
If I remember correctly, the other fish in the background is from Pearl River Mart in NYC.

What in the crap am I doing blogging? I have many so many things I should be doing-finishing handmade gifts, wrapping, thankfully no more shopping, shoveling and the list goes on…..
Good luck with Christmas preparations everyone!

1 Comment

  1. Ann's ART

    December 25, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Noelle, I don’t know if you remember me, but we traded a painting for a darling little felted kitty a couple of years ago at Art Market. I was also going to do your show, but something happend…can’t remember what. Anyway, I am wondering if you still make those little felted animals. I need one for a baby present!

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