An Owl, A Gargoyle, And A Christmas Garland

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A quicky post 😉 showing just a couple of the things I designed, crafted, painted and sewed over the Christmas period.

Above is the Owl Cushion I made for my mum. This was one of her Christmas presents. The inspiration came from noticing an abundance of smallish, flatish owl cushions on the ‘net…I said to myself, wouldn’t that be fun to make!

Mum loves this colourful cushion – and it was loads of fun to make.

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Above: The Gargoyle I designed and made out of polymer clay, painted with acrylic paints and finished in a glossy varnish. This little fellow was one of the Christmas gifts I gave to my fiance.

Gargoyles are said to offer protection against evil spirits – despite their un-pretty appearance! But I think this one is rather cute, don’t you?

I will be adding the other photos I took of the Gargoyle to another post, which shows different angles 😮

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Above: the Christmas Garland I made. The wonderful shapes of the robin, reindeer and snowflake are pre-cut-out plywood shapes bought from a seller on ebay. There are many others (it was difficult to choose!). I painted the shapes before hanging them via paperclips on a green organza ribbon, that was strung across the fireplace.

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And now we have spring with Easter on the horizon! I wonder what crafts that will bring? 😉

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Shoe-Boxes for Children at Christmas

I made these to put in Mum’s shoe-boxes that go to children at Christmas. I’m not sure of the charity’s name.

Hanging Seahorse ornament + an orange critter, maybe a Fox?

I know…more *mushrooms*! These mini mushrooms went as a pair in one shoe-box. A gent and a lady pair 😉

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