The greatest creations are those that as you create them, you get lost in your thoughts, by the time you're tired of thinking you're holding in your hands, something from deep within...

Welcome inside my head, my heart...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Ornaments 2008! :D

Well hello there, thanks for checking in!
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! :)

Oh my goodness is it Christmas already?! I have been so busy I lost track of time and just realized Christmas was not a week away, but only a few days! The tree has finally gotten its decorations, the house is almost ready for Christmas dinner and the shopping is just about done! But wow, where did that time go!?

I'll tell you where it went! Making holiday ornaments, thats where! :) I got so sucked in that the month just flew by. If I haven't mentioned it before, let me just express to how much I LOVE making ornaments! The fact that they were created for friends made it even more enjoyable and special.

I always set out thinking 'this year I do something simple' but, I have come to realize, I just cannot do simple! I was a little late with sending some of them out but think they forgave me. They seem to be pleased and I know I am thrilled with the ones I received!

First, as promised, a clearer picture of our naughty lil' thing WIP. She's only half sewn & pinned, shhhh I kinda like her that way ;)

She's said she wanted to help me with my ornaments but I think she was just up to some mischief when I wasn't looking.
What do you think?

These are the ornaments I made for my partners....Since theres a lot going on in each view I put in a couple pics of each :) Hope you like them!


Jack Frost - Nipping at your nose!



























Escaping with the swift of the wind in the night...leaving only the bitter cold and frost of winter in his path...



burrrrr.....









A little elf caught out in the snow. Standing outside, alone, on a quiet winters night, under the glow of a street lamp.Content and just enjoying the falling snow.



















Look what I found? A baby candy cane dragon peeking out of a chilli pepper shaped stitched leaves stocking. How'd that lil guy get in there, anyway!?

Uh oh, he's been munching on all the candy canes again! I bet he's got some fresh breath! Got any mistletoe? ;)



















Here, a teeny tiny sleeping mermaid in a kelp blankie, cuddling a coral heart.






She's been about most of the day, swimming and collecting treasures....suddenly, she becomes very very sleepy and slowly drifts into a small sea bed. The kelp begins to wrap itself around her; securing and protecting her and keeping her tiny body warm. Her favorite treasure falls from her clutches, lands and nestles onto her chest.

Cuddling the little coral heart, she falls into a deep sleep...

Sweet dreams little angel...
















Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays...

Always,
Sprite

12 comments:

Gail Lackey said...

OOhh.. I love your ornaments!Oh delicetably delightful.. what fun!! Love your little mischevious girl she's turned out fabulous!
Hope your have a Happy Haunting Holidaze!!
Gail..& Ms "P":!!

Linda Fleming said...

Oh Oh Oh my! First your WIP is so adorable and I can't wait to see her next in progress pics. And those ornaments? WOW! They are all so amazing and magical. I thought the little elf was my favorite, and then I scrolled down and saw the wee mermaid and my heart about exploded!

I hope you have a special, merry and delightful holiday!

Lisa Gatz said...

Beautiful ornaments and I'm so happy that the little dragon is hanging on my tree! I'm very fortunate.

Hugs,
Lisa

Kerry said...

amazing oraments, i love them all but oh that precious mermaid, is just my favorite! Your sculpt is ooking great too and I know she will be fabulous!!

BabesbyBarb said...

Sprite I love all the ornaments and your little girl is fantastic
I loved reading your stories of each ornament too
barb

Nita Butler said...

Oh my Sprite....all of your ornaments are too wonderful! I am sure everyone was so verty pleased to recieve such wonderful gifts!
Such talent coming from such a tiny girl!!!!

Love,
Nita

Lotti said...

Oh, wow, is this a cute little mermaid. I love her!!!

Jean Bernard said...

great ornaments Spike! I see you have not posted since December 17th! your behind girl! Need to see more :)
love ya
Jean

Tammie Lee said...

Hello,
I have just wandered about your entire blog. I find your art to be exquisite! I can not imagine how you shape and mold such wonderful little beings. I can feel spirit and magic in every single piece, you have great talent!

"Stampgram" said...

All of your creations are wonderful...the fairies look so real...and the dragons...oh they are to die for. Do you ever make any to sell? I would be interested in a baby dragon for my teenage granddaughter who is dragon crazy. Please let me know if you do this. It is such beautiful work that you do. Thanks for sharing.

Patti G. said...

Sprite, I wanted to take a look into your creations and they just make me smile! Your ornaments are beyond words......magical and your little girl wip here, amazing!!!!!!
Hugs, Patti

Merry said...

These ornaments are beautiful you are very talented