2014 Christmas Ornaments

Do you keep your Christmas decorations out through New Year’s Day?  I do, and I hope it’s not too late to share what I made this year.

I have in my possession a book I treasure that belonged to my Connecticut aunt, and eventually ended up with me. It’s called “Harvest of Hope” by Faith Baldwin, published in 1962.  It’s in the form of monthly reflections for a calendar year, and has a wise and timeless quality.

Miss Baldwin wrote “Do not take Christmas up to the attic and put it away with the cartons of ornaments.  Keep it with you all year long–the out-goingness, the giving, the loving impulse.”

I finished a few cross stitch ornaments for the tree, made some rustic plaid stars, and spent a rainy afternoon making some wonderfully fragrant cookie cutter cinnamon stars and hearts from a simple cinnamon and applesauce dough.

rustic plaid star cinnamon ornaments in oven cinnamon stars and hearts

I also framed one cross stitch piece, and made two Nordic inspired pine cone people with wooden heads, and felt for hats and scarves.

Merry and Bright Happy New Year!

 

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6 thoughts on “2014 Christmas Ornaments

  1. KerryCan

    I love these kinds of decorations! They have so much more heart and soul than glittery, sparkly stuff. The cross stitch ones appeal to me in particular!

    Reply

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