It all started with a few ornaments for Christmas..........The Victorian Lady, Angel of Gold, A wonderful folded Santa, An Elfin Santa, and a Christmas Angel. 

The following year Dru added:
"The N
utcracker Suite," as you make five new ornaments for this Christmas season.   These five new ornaments will dance around your tree or wreath, Drosselmeier, The Nutcracker Prince, The Sugar Plum Fairy, The Mouse King and of course the wonderful Nutcracker!  Joining these new ornaments will be ornaments we have made in the past, 

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Mouse King The Prince Herr Drosselmeier Sugar Plum Fairy The Nutcracker

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse..........but Dru was busy making yet more ornaments.

On the First Day of Christmas
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.......

 All of these ornaments are made of cloth (except the pear and the golden ring) even though you may have to convince people. 

None of these ornaments are over six inches so they will be perfect for your tree, a wreath, a garland or to just show up anywhere in your house -- or on packages!

The clothing makes the character and believe it or not as detailed as each doll is, they are very simply made. 

"God bless us, everyone!"  Familiar words?  There are few people who are not familiar with Tiny Tim's last words at the end of Charles Dickens'   "Christmas Carol."  In fact, there are few people who are not familiar with this Christmas story, which is told over and over throughout the holiday season.

With this in mind, I chose the Christmas Carol to be the theme of my annual Christmas Ornament class .  All of my soft sculptured ornaments range around 6 inches and have simple wire skeletons.

 Scrooge with Bags Scrooge Close-up Scrooge close up of bags Scrooge ready for bed Marley's Ghost Scrooge with Turkey Meal Bob Crachit Tiny Tim

  • The first will be old Scrooge as he goes home from work with his usual bags of money.
  • The second figure will be Scrooge as he is getting ready for a very unsettling night of sleep.
  • The third is his former business partner, Marley, in ghost form.
  • The fourth is Scrooge as we see him at the end of the story, a very happy person ready to do good deeds and celebrate the holiday season.
  • The fifth is Scrooge's employee, Bob Cratchit.
  • The last is Tiny Tim.

Be ready to help children -- and maybe adults, tell the story with the characters.  Following the tradition of the last several years we will include two bonus classes.  

"Fairy Tales" were added to all the past ornaments.   Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella, Snow White, Goldilocks, Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Three Little Pigs.

Rumpelstilzkin Cinderella Goldilocks Snow White

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