A new blue and iridescent needle tree for the Sweet, Sweet Unicorn Tree this year. The pencil-thin candy cane tree is tucked away for a future project. And the new tree is glorious! The iridescence shifts the color throughout the day. Bunches of additions join the sweet festivities this year, starting with the gummi bear […]Read More I am a unicorn!
The long holiday weekend without a packed schedule allowed me to compress a three-day process into two days. I present to you the big, big tree: The new ornament roster: Kris Kringle and Topper Rudolf: Bumble! Sam the Snowman: Little Cindy Lou Who: Frosty: This one I customized with a white paint pen to celebrate […]Read More the big, big tree…
ST:TCT The Storytellers™ are complete this year, Bones and Chekov now joining the set. Some lighting issues surfaced this year, so we have varied white tones and brightness. I’ll likely need to relight the entire tree next year. Also, at some point, I need to wrap or paint power cords, but my husband is once […]Read More it is back!
There was always a reason why craft stores started holiday stocking early: making takes time. (This in no way excuses the trend picked up by retail stores.) For me, most of the high-volume handwork stuff doesn’t typically involve holiday materials seeing as most of my trees of thematic. Take the Unicorn Tree as an example: […]Read More an early start:
At least, that’s the goal. This was a typical silver/grey patio table from Costco. I missed a few steps in the process, but that is my creating M.O. I’ve done the technique more subtly before, but I’m sticking with the palette established by the solar chandelier last year. The tie-dyed effect is created through lace […]Read More life should be art
Thanks to my sister’s nudge, I realize that five years ago, my husband and I were into the push to clean up and out of new home and get moved into it. On this day back then, I was working on the light fixtures, many of them original to the 1927 bungalow that is now […]Read More spotlight on lighting
I reworked the peacock tree last night to add those gorgeous poinsettia reflectors that I found. I also found some lotus flower lights with removable silicone covers. These lights were multi-colored and wouldn’t do on the peacock tree so I found a strand of micro LED garland lights and moved the covers to that. The […]Read More reflecting the present
Catching up on the holiday decor, I present to you the completed tree skirt: Seventy-three silk neckties, a couple hundred Swarovski crystal rhinestones, various glass beads, and tassels. It speaks in whispers of so many ancient things: lace collars, Renaissance finery, luscious hand-sewn heirloom… Rich golds frame muted holiday hues and anchor the massive heap […]Read More it’s not heavy, it’s our tree skirt
Did I forget to mention the outside lights? I may have forgot to mention those…Read More oh, yeah… this, too
Tree number three somehow was skipped over, but it’s as magical as a mythical beast.Read More I am a unicorn!