Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Glass Globe

Whew, the holidays are upon us!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Our weekend was spent sharing Christmas with out-of-town family.  Our daughter and her family, hosted both days, Saturday and Sunday.  My mom came up to Albuquerque on Saturday.  My husband cooked a prime rib roast on the smoker, and I made cheesecake.  No holiday flavor of cheesecake, just plain vanilla bean cheesecake.

I took a jar of my home-made Blueberry Spoon Fruit, to add for a topping {smile}.  We had a wonderful meal, opened presents, and played several rounds of tri-ominos.  It was really good to share some time with family, and not be rushing with  stuff.

I also hope that you have all your shopping done.  I have 3 gifts to get today.  And the whole thought of heading out to the shopping center is dreadful.  But, I will make the trek, and have some holiday cheer in my heart.  {smile}  We were invited to share Christmas Eve with my daughters in-laws tonight.  So, I need to get a few things baked and packaged.  But, before I head out the door,  I wanted to share a gift I made.  My daughter asked me to make a glass ornament for her mother-in-law for Christmas.  I just love making these little guys.  Her only request was that it had to have an angel.  That's easy peasy!

I just love making these little scenes.  But I hate photographing them.  I need to figure something out.  Because currently, I hold the ornament with one hand and the camera with another.  So, between the globe swinging, and my hand(s) shaking, it takes several (and I do mean several) clicks of the shutter until I have one decent photo.  
But, I have to say, I am very happy with how it turned out.  My oldest granddaughter loved it!,and she is in my craft room, putting one together for her family.  So, anyways, I used a bottle brush tree from Melissa Frances, I hand glued those tiny faux peals for ornaments, and disassembled a link on a rhinestone bracelet for the tree topper.  I also used an angel punch out, and the glass dome are from Melissa Frances.  I added a Tim Holtz button, in front of the tree, to give the scene some vintage love, and to add a feminine touch.  Finally, I added a bingo piece '25' for the date.  I used mica for the 'snow'.  I tied some crinkled pale aqua blue seam binding to the top, and added a clay rose I made.  I also added some tiny cream pom-pom trim to the bottom of the globe.  I hope she likes it {smile}.  
I'll post a photo of the glass dome my granddaughter is making tomorrow or the next day.  It all depends on how much I need to get done.  Well, until then, have a wonderful day! and carve out sometime for someone special {smile}.


Jill Norwood said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the sweet scene! And I can totally identify with the photography part! :)

Unknown said...

Where do you get these bulbs?