I have started work on this year's ornaments. Well... maybe not physically working on them. I have ideas of what I want to do, and I'm doing the research to see how feasible my ideas are. As usual, I can't post too much about what I'm working on, since I don't want my recipients to know what they're getting. So I figured I'd display some of my past ornaments.
ornament based on that last year, so it's time to move on to something else.
His Christmas ornaments are mostly based on storybook characters. They dovetailed nicely with the set of fantasy characters I made for my sister. I have been trying to stick with that goal, but I suspect I'll deviate from it more and more as he gets older.
It's quite a collection so far. It started with the cat and the fiddle, and the cow jumping over the moon. I stayed with nursery rhymes the following year and made the owl and the pussy cat in their pea-green boat. It was a tricky ornament for such a simple concept. I had a hard time balancing the boat.
The following Christmas I wandered away from nursery rhymes and created a 3D rocking horse. So fun to make. I've done several of them, and have enjoyed them all. In 2007 I decided to branch into fairy tales and made Aladdin with his magic lamp.
There are so many stories and fairy tales I could pick from for this year's ornament. I may have to plunk down in the children's section of the library and start paging through books to see what grabs me and the imagination of an eight year old boy.