Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Do As I Say,...

...Not as I do. Hahaha! A little explaination. First off, I am pleased to see that I am NOT the only one who would like to savor that forgotten period between Halloween and Christmas. I call Thanksgiving "that speed bump holiday" on the way to Christmas. Funny thing is, that no sooner did I post my rant (previous post), than I fell into some Christmas making projects (yes, I am a hypocrite- shhhh, don't tell anyone!). The temperatures have been below 40*F. so I have been cocooning and crafting is my natural response to being stuck indoors.
So first, I created these hymnal paper Moravian stars (scroll down to Nov. 20 post) for an ornament swap with Christian Paper Artists. Only this year I played with adding a dangle thingy and discovered the no-glue method of embellishing with junk jewelry. Just punch a hole with the post of the earring and punch through, fastening with th earring's back. No jump rings required either since dangle earrings naturally come with a way to hang them (genius!!!)! I am very pleased with how my ornaments turned out.
Part two of "do as I say, not as I do" is, when you are in a swap, please complete the swap in a timely manner (speaking as a hostess who has waited on stuff to arrive)! The altered paint can pictured is my VERY late swap to Donna K. who is also hosting the ornament swap so I am trying to kill two birds with one stone (or pack two things in one box for mailing). I took part in an "altered item" swap, a year ago almost to the day, and failed to complete it in a timely manner. Donna sent me a gleaming silver paint can for me to alter and return to her and I suffered creative block, then procrastinated about dealing with it. I took part in other swaps and all the time carried the shame of not completing this one altered swap. Donna had said she understood and just figured I would get it done when I got it done. I'm sure she wasn't thinking she would have to wait a whole year though! I'm sure she has given up on ever seeing her paint can-- ever again. And I'm sure I hold the record for the latest swap ever turned in!

7 comments:

Linda said...

Love the stars!!!!! I get one, I get one!

Erica said...

I love the can. Also, again, the stars are so awesome.

Anna said...

the stars are awesome..... sorry i did not join the swap :( the can rocks too! I'm sure donna will feel it's worth the wait - truly it's beautiful.

Lorrie said...

I found you through Anna's blog - I'm also on the Christian Paper Artists group. I love, love, love those stars and I think I found a pattern on line.
Do you mind if I copy your beautiful idea?

Lorrie

Margaret said...

ah Nathalie sometimes the best stuff just takes time (or so my kids are always telling me..) love the can and the stars, the dangles are cool and great idea to attach them

Jeanie said...

I'm with you on that time between! But these are gorgeous -- those stars are absolutely splendid! Someone is going to be thrilled on that swap!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

The stars are fabulous! Thanks for explaining how you made them ~ fasinating! I have a post in the making so I will be posting soon. Thanks for nudging. I love Fall too and hope you are enjoying yours to the MaX. Much Love, Katie