Thursday, December 9, 2010

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 6

I forgot to post this yesterday, although I thought about it all day.  I'm grateful for holiday crafting.  I'm almost always in the mood for it no matter how crappy I feel.  I leave a lot of my hangups about making behind and just play.  I'm not as worried about the perfection of a Christmas ornament. 

 I was a little more concerned about the wreath, but I managed to hang it on the door yesterday in all it's imperfect glory.

Today, in between doctor visits, I plan to make more Christmas balls.  I found some on the internet that I liked quite a bit:
I like the use of pretty ribbon and colors she used.  
Here are a few of mine:

The button balls a little wackier, with odd sizes, and larger buttons overlapping smaller ones.  They're looser, and much quicker to complete, however, you do end up with more bits of styrofoam showing through than with the completely covered sequin balls.  Since I have some new and exciting sequins to work with, that's what I'm making this week.

I'm grateful that there are always a lot of things I want to make in the days before Christmas:  ornaments, a wreath or two, maybe a few Christmas cards, and something knitted or crocheted.  When my hands are busy, I'm so much happier.  


  1. Yours are much better than the ones you were admiring on the internets. Oh yeah. Hi, Lynell! We love you! We miss you! OK! -Lar & Fam

  2. Larry! We love and miss you guys, too! Maybe we can see each other during the holidays. xo

  3. I was totally inspired by this to go make my own balls with a friend who was in town. They are nooooowhere near as pretty as your balls, but I love them and had such a fun time making them. Me: grateful for inspiration!

  4. Angela, I'm so glad you got to make some. I have some for you, too--a little pre xmas pressie.

  5. YAY! Balls for all! I can't wait to see them!

  6. Oh! These are all so wonderful! Love your ornaments and wreath, too. Yay for you and holiday crafting.