Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Fun 2011

Every year I end up making a batch of ornaments.  I have not done this deliberately, but I seem to always come up with some idea that I just have to try out, and then end up making them for the whole family.  This year it was fabric star ornaments.

My goal this year was to make (or buy hand made) as many presents, including the wrapping, as possible.  These stars were made from fabric that I acquired in LA in October. My friend and I went to an art night down town, and a woman was doing live draping with scrap fabric, scissors, and a stapler at one of the galleries.   She made a... um... lovely... cape for me.  

I decided to repurpose the fabric.

They were really easy.  I drew a star pattern, in the classic kid's star way,

Traced them onto the fabric

Cut them out

And sewed two together, with a ribbon in one point.

The family seemed to like them, though it could have been the general jolliness of the evening.  It really was one of the most satisfying Christmas eves I have had in a long time.  A beautiful tree that my dad and I cut from his friend's property (it was so big we cut of the bottom fourth and put it out by the bird feeder for the birds to shelter in) 

Great food, including the best pork I have ever had (I deviated from my vegetarianism because it was locally grown and an heirloom breed -red wattle hogs) and a pear and pomegranate salad thought up by my mom and put together by me.

I hope that you too, had a lovely Christmas filled with family, food, and warmth! Merry Christmas to all!

Thank you to my cousin Kellie for the Christmas tree photo and the photo of my stars in the basket.