Friday, November 25, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Seventy-Three

An easy holiday craft :)
Ribbon Ornament

I made this ornament today -- it only took about 30-45 minutes to complete and I love how it turned out :)


1.  You will need a round styrofoam ball (any size - I chose the 4 1/2 inch size) which can be purchased at your local craft stores (I bought all supplies at Michaels), a container of straight pins (I prefer the ones without the colored ends) and 5 or 6 different coordinating ribbons of varying sizes -- again, purchased at Michaels - total cost of ribbon was approx. .35 per each because of the great deals!

2. Cut your ribbons into 3 inch strips.  The white snowman ribbon below had wire on each side -- I removed the wire to make it easier to use.

3.  Begin by looping each piece of ribbon and sticking it to the styrofoam with a straight pin (sometimes the wider ribbons need another pin added once you've gotten it placed where you want it.) Arrange the ribbons on the styrofoam ball in any manner you wish.

Finished product!
You can add a hanger at the end by cutting a longer strand of ribbon (approx. 8-10 inches) and pinning it with 4 or 5 straight pins into the top of your ornament.

Have fun!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Seventy-Two

Copyright 2011.  -- My cousin Laura and I jumping at the beach.

*This world's gone crazy, and it's hard to believe
that tomorrow will be better than today...

Believe it anyway.*

-- Martina McBride --

Thursday, November 17, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Seventy-One

Copyright 2011.  Little Zachary :)
All Rights Reserved.

*Woke up this morning, smiled at the rising sun,
Three little birds sat on my door step,
Singing a sweet song,
a melody pure and true,

"This is my message to you-ou-ouuuu..."

Singing, "Don't worry, about a thing,
cause every little thing is gonna be alright.
Don't worry about a thing,
cause every little thing is gonna be alright.*

-- Bob Marley --

Sunday, November 13, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Seventy

Copyright 2011.  Connor at Gratz Park - November '11
All Rights Reserved.
*Yesterday a child came out to wander,
caught a dragonfly inside a jar.
Fearful when the sky is full of thunder,
and tearful at the falling of a star.

Then the child moved ten times round the seasons,
Skated over ten clear frozen streams.
Words like, "When your older," must appease him,
and promises of someday make up his dreams.

And the seasons, they go round and round,
and the painted ponies go up and down.
We're captives on a carousel of time.
We can't return, we can only look
behind from where we came,

And go round and round and round
in the circle game.*

-- Joni Mitchell --

Sunday, November 6, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Sixty-Nine

Getting Ready for the Season :)

Copyright 2011.
All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Sixty-Eight

Copyright 2011.  Halloween night in Lexington.
All Rights Reserved.