Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Joys of the season...

Back when we had far more time than money, Señor Terremoto and I created many of our Christmas ornaments from bits and pieces of inexpensive supplies. These clothespin dolls provided many hours of fun and have had a place of honor on our Christmas trees ever since. (We had a great time with the details, some of which don't show well on the slides -- the ballerinas have painted on toe shoes, the medieval and Spanish ladies have lace-edged pantaloons, the monk has a tonsure, and the wizard has a magic wand.) We don't have a traditional tree this year, so I photo'd them hanging in the sweet olive hedge along the driveway.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


  1. How wonderful! Just goes to show how much you can do with so little if you have imagination and a desire to create. These ornaments put all commercially-produced ones to shame. Happy Holidays!

  2. Dear Chris, Happy Holidays and a joyous season to you and your family!

  3. Thanks, Kathy and Fabio!! Glad you enjoyed the ornaments! Happy Holidays to you also!

  4. Chris, these are so charming. I remember when the kids were little, I used to make things for our best friends across the street to decorate their home at Christmas Time. Carolers from Dip and Drape were my favorites. And a Cookie Castle lasted for years. Hand made things are always the best, full of wonderful memories. The best holiday ever for you and your family.

  5. Thanks, Myrna! Glad you enjoyed my little dolls. Wishing you a joyous New Year and hoping I'll see you soon.

  6. How charming! I think the flamenco dancer is my favorite!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Thanks, Deb! I vacillate between the flamenco dancer and "Mozart" for favorite status -- both were a lot of fun to make.

    Merry Christmas to you too!!

  8. These are wonderful, Chris!

    It's clear a lot of love went into these ornaments!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!


  9. Thanks, Dean! Wishing you the best in the New Year!


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