Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas cuttings and carvings

I thought I would show you something new and something old. The first are two santas that I made years ago. One was a cast santa that I painted and the one on the right is one I carved and painted. I am not the worlds best carver, but I do enjoy creating things out of wood. I haven't carved in years, not sure my hands can handle it anymore.

Today I was tired from running around so much and working on gifts, so I took a me day. I made paper trees and reindeer. It is amazing how long it takes to cut paper, but maybe I am just slow and easily distracted;) I made these to go on top of the tv unit, but i had to put down lower to get a picture of them. The glue is still tacky, so once it dries better, I can pull out the trees a bit better. If you would like to make paper snowflakes that are unusual and artistic, check out Daves paper snowflakes. A search will bring his site up. Lots of great snowflakes to copy and ideas on making your own. The trees I made from an old pattern in Better Homes and gardens. I think the old issues had the best patterns in them. If you check out your local thrifts or library, you may find hard copies of their christmas issues.


antique quilter said...

these are beautiful.
I would love to try doing paper cutting.
Will have to look for books at the library.
The Santas are wonderful.
I just found your blog and enjoyed going and looking back a few posts....

Anonymous said...

You are certainly not slow...but you aim for perfection in your work. Quality takes a lot of time and effort. I love your paper cuttings! They are wonderful and quite intricate! And both of your Santa's have the wonderful antique-prim look that many of us love. I totally enjoy looking at the things that you have made!

JoJo said...

Debbie, your paper cuttings are stunning! How very beautiful! And your carved Santa is great. I don't know how you do are so very multi-talented!

WoolenSails said...

Thank you all for the compliments. Doing paper cut outs is a great break from other projects and all you need is paper and scissors.

I still have to cut out my 3d hanging ones, with angels and doves.


Jacque. said...

Good grief, girl...would you quit already? I think you must be able to do anything that you want are soooo very talented. YAY! Loving the paper cuttings...not sure I'd have the patience. Exquisite!

Carole said...

Wow! You are so talented Debbie! Your decorating is lovely. I haven't started yet. Soon I suppose. Your wood carving is sweet! I just love your Santas! Thank you for sharing!

Rock River Stitches said...

Debbie, Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I just love your paper trees and reindeer!! Very cool! I would love to make these. I'll see if I can find a pattern in one of my old magazines.