catchup – xmas fun at gone rustic

i thought i’d share what we made at our christmas breakup night here at gone rusticxmas at gone rustic 2012

we all made giant paper stars (snowflakes?) from 2 different sorts of paper

everyone seems pleased with their handiwork … or was it anticipation for the tasty supper that was waiting for us?

christmas @ gone rustic

i had fun setting up a window display in the gallery to celebrate christmaschristmas 2012 - gone rustic 1

i wanted something uncomplicated and not too fussychristmas 2012 - gone rustic 10 (which is how christmas should be)

a christmas table runner made by one of our local stitcherschristmas 2012 - gone rustic 3 was the beginning

a small book from our collection continued to set the themechristmas 2012 - gone rustic 7

i added a photo of my mother reading to us kids when we were young

a stove similar to the one in the photochristmas 2012 - gone rustic 8 also appears in the little book

i think these pages say it allchristmas 2012 - gone rustic 9 – i recommend clicking on the photo below & zooming in on it

not long until the big day now!christmas 2012 - gone rustic 5

christmas 2012 - gone rustic 2

“And then you will remember what Christmas means – the beginning of Christianity … the Second Chance for the world … the hope for peace … and the only way.  The promise that the angels sang is the most wonderful music the world has ever heard.  Peace on earth and good will toward men!

[from Let’s Keep Christmas by Peter Marshall, with an
introduction by Cathering Marshall; pub. 1955]

snowflake or star?

had a go at making a giant christmas decoration this week

i used old sheet music for this one, which measures about 20 inches in diameter

i also experimented with magazine pages

it all came about because i’m working out ideas for a window display at my gallery

[if you want to make one yourself, check out this blog post from butterfly kisses]