Random rose tucked into a wall decoration/alter thing at a church in Krakow.
Hi! Here are some macaroon charm necklaces I made using paper clay. Next time I think I’d use resin clay to try to give a little more weight to them (they are extreme light weight), and maybe try to make the macaroons a bit flatter…. I haven’t put these in my etsy shop yet, but I think I will… just cause I don’t know what I’d do with 6 necklaces like this, lol. What do you think?
So, yesterday the big fruitless mulberry tree in our backyard finally got cut down. I’m pretty bummed about it, because that tree was older than me, and so, a huge part of my childhood… lol, no pun intended. I used to have a swing on it (the round kind on a single rope), which sent me to the ER twice upon breaking. Also, it was the main shade tree in our yard… we have a ton of fruit trees, and a sorta big cherry tree, but none that really shaded our yard (and house) like the mulberry.
Of course, I knew the tree’s days were numbered. My mom had mentioned that it’d be cut down this spring. The roots were really starting to cause a problem, and the branches have always been a problem (as you can see in the pics below, we have power lines in our backyard). In case you don’t know, mulberry trees drop fuzzies in the spring, so my dad wanted to cut it down before it started doing that (they are the fuzzies that never run out – you find them everywhere all summer long, and still some in the winter!)
So here are the before and after shots 😦
All gone. 😦
Merry Christmas All! 🙂
If you didn’t know, I live in the Southwest, so at Christmas we do luminarias. I took a few quick pictures tonight outside after we lit them. I wish I’d used my tripod or something, cause I tried to get the flame but it came out blurry each time…. but here are a few pictures anyways:
Also, our tree again. Looks better with presents, huh?
Can’t wait to open them tomorrow! Yay!
Here’s the gift I’m giving my dad this Christmas. He does actually use handkerchiefs, and asked for some new ones. I found some blank cotton ones at Sears in the men’s department. 6 in a box, Docker’s Brand. There were some fancier ones there too, with Monograms on them. Well since I have an embroidery machine, I figured, why not monogram them myself?
Of course, this was a learning experience and they didn’t come out perfectly. But none were ruined either! The main issue was centering the design… I couldn’t find my hooping aide / template thingy, so I sort of eyeballed it…. wrong, most of the time, lol. The other issue was that there is a decorative “ribbon” stripes on the handkerchief, and the pile was apparently different than for the rest of the hanky, so there were some stitch issues there too…
Next time I’ll try to plan ahead and either make some from scratch (which is kind of a pain, IMO), or buy the embroidery blanks type (special items meant to be embroidered). Then maybe it’ll go a little bit better!