Christmas Ornaments Handmade
Made of eight strips of paper. Fold the strips in half and then using a toothpick--tightly roll each side of the strip to the center. It should look like a rolled heart when you're done rolling. Then unfurl the rolled paper a bit to make the curled shapes. You can play with the shapes and sizes of the curly cues. Then make the ornament in halves. Glue four together and then combine the two halves.
This is my Hand Painted Mama Hen and her Baby Chicks Spool Doll. She is dressed her white and pink polka dot, ruffled hat and a blue with pink polka dot cape with fringe and large bow on front. Her baby chicks are dressed too. Mama Hen is painted on vintage wood thread spools with acrylic paints, inks and sealed for protection. Each piece is signed, dated and numbered. The numbers are recorded in a book when completed. She is #900. She is 4 spools high and measures 6 1/2 X 1 1/4. ...