Sunday, December 7, 2008

More paper cuttings and a bird ornie

I spent most of my night cutting paper again. These ornaments are usually hung with a string, but I put them in the tree for display. Plus it is late and I am too tired and lazy to string them tonight;) These are from a book by backstreet designs. I hang them from archways and windows, they are great decorations since they are light and can go anywhere.

I also made candy canes. I used red and white pipe cleaners that had a glitter in them. I twisted the two stems together, then folded it and twisted again to get the look that you see. Then I put them in some tea and a bit of java spray which blackens them a bit. Love how they came out and so simple to make.

The wonderful prim snowman ornie was made by my friend, Kelly (Kanknchester).

I made this bird last year, looks great on the tree. It is from a pattern by RK Creations. I used ticking and sewing around the outside edges to give it that frayed look. I buy real ticking and then tea stain it before I use it.


antique quilter said...

I am loving these paper cuttings and will be trying some soon myself!
Oh that bird is just too cute, love the idea of dying the fabric and letting the edges fray.
makes it easier to sew too, right?

WoolenSails said...

We used to make ticking ornaments and dolls in the 80's, that is how we made them and I always liked doing it that way. If you sew them up, they ravel nicely and stay put. So much easier than turning those small areas and corners.


Jacque. said...

Looking really good, Debbie!!! I love your paper cuttings...and the bird is darling!

Anonymous said...

Your candy canes came out good, and you already know I love your paper cuttings. But my favorite in this post is the wonderful bird. Ornaments just don't get any better than's a keeper!