Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bragging Rights

So, I've been hinting rather strongly to my husband (it still sounds so funny to me, "my husband"!) that he should make another salvage robot, since his first one, here, was such a success. I also suggested that it be a snowman, befitting the season.  Well, once he got in the swing of things there was no stopping him, and look at this handsome guy!

This is my favorite part - Mario found a few old vinyl records a while back at a salvage place, and remembered that one of them was a Christmas one, so he cut out the center and was able to put it behind the glass of the center gauge. I just love it!   And for his scarf, he even used fabric from an old Pendleton robe that was my Grandfathers, it's damaged but we couldn't part with it.  Am I a lucky girl or what?

Posing with other Christmas decorations...

We'll be leaving town this weekend through New Year's, so I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe holidays!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I'm feeling better, and have been busy wrapping and finishing my shopping and even made some tag/ornaments - it felt good to be at my art desk again!  This month is always such a whirlwind - I wish time would just slow down a little...

I just grabbed some tags and dug into my miscellaneous Christmas stash and had fun  - it's been too long since I had done that and I really enjoyed it.  German glass glitter is everywhere though - it turns out I'm not a very neat and tidy glitterer.  That was mostly for a different project that I haven't managed to photograph yet, but I don't think my desk will ever be the same.

As I was sitting and enjoying my tree last night I decided to try and get a nighttime picture of it. The lights are called flicker lights, and they each independently flicker like a flame, with a very gold light - I've had them for years and can only find replacement bulbs on e-bay sometimes. I dread the day I won't be able to buy more... This picture doesn't really capture the flicker action, but it's the best I could do!

Christmas trees make me happy!