Tuesday, December 22, 2009

i conquered curling ribbon

What tends to happen over break is that I have tons more time to blog because I am home from work. But most of you have less time, cause your kids are home with you. And you are entertaining them, not worrying about your blogs. Plus, it's Christmas, so there's that keeping everyone busy.

But I thought I would share a few more of my favorite ornaments. This one is from when I was little, and it certainly is retro looking. But I love how baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary are looking all cuddled up in the stable.

This is one of the other ones that I like, one of my more recent purchases. I think I shared before that I like to find one or two unique ornaments each year to add to my collection. I like an eclectic look, not so matchy-matchy. And I love ornaments as presents. Especially if they have sparkles or glitter.

And I love that this picture is so in focus that you can see the dust on top. Yup. But I like the way the silver sparkles reflect the different colors of the lights. So pretty.

And, this just in, I finally learned how to curl ribbon for the top of presents. I have never been able to do this. Really. I end up with flat stringy ribbons. Truly. I tie the ribbons and then hand them to Charlie to curl. But last night we went over to some friends' house and I learned how to do it! My friend Bethany is a master at it, and I can finally do it! I curled ribbon for several of her presents and I did a good job. I wish I had a picture of it, but I don't. She was so surprised that I couldn't do it, since she thinks I am so crafty, but it was just something I could not do. It's a random skill, I know. And now I can curl with the best of them.

It's a little victory. But a victory nonetheless.


Alison said...

I love the sparkly blue ornament; and the navitivy one, too. I have a few from childhood that bring back all kinds of memories.

Sometimes if you try to curl the ribbon too much it gets all flat and stringy. I hate when that happens.
I haven't used curling ribbon in a few years. This year, I'm being kind of lazy and not even using boxes. I figure it'll be one more thing I'll have to put away on Christmas, so I'm just wrapping things free form.
I noticed on facebook you said you're using paper that is 5 years old. I have so much that I bought on clearance years ago and I'm still using it. I banned myself from buying anymore until I use it all up. It'll be awhile...

Scrapper Mom said...

thank you sissy.. glad to know you are still reading and are intersted! i am hoping to catch back up on some of my reading as well over the break.