Every year about his time, I get the sudden urge to make Christmas ornaments, don't ask me why, it just makes me feel more festive. Maybe it's because it brings back memories of doing quick crafts with my kids when they were little or maybe it just reaches into that part of me that loves all things quaint and old fashioned?! Whatever the reason, it is always fun to dig into my scrap bin and stashes to see what I can come up with for the year.
I like things that are small on my tree, crafty nifty ornaments that are about 3 to 4 inches in size, tops, so that is what I tend to make. However, this year two of my ornaments were determined by the size of these lovely crocheted hearts I had in my lace and linens stash. Luckily they were only 3 1/4 inches wide and tall. They were some of the lacy things given me by mom, Maryann Hanners. I have had them in my stash for about thirty years and can't for the life of me think why I didn't think of this sooner?! My other two ornaments were scraps from my scrap basket. Leftovers from that lovely Dutch dress I made a few months ago.
Happy Holidays Everyone. I hope you have some time for fun and making Christmas crafts too.