December 26, 2017


Each and every Christmas since my precious granddaughter, Stella, was born in 2007, I have made her an ornament for Christmas. Hopefully her mom and dad will save all these handmade treasures for her for when she is older and has a Christmas tree of her own.

Well, in February of this year of 2017, we welcomed our second grandchild, Enzo, into our family.

That means I now have TWO ornaments to make each year. 

This year it was a bit hairy since I fell down the steps just four weeks before Christmas and was laid up awhile. I hadn't had a chance to create these precious ornaments before the big tumble. So I was stressing it big time.

About a week before Christmas I ventured down those same stairs to finally make the annual ornaments. I must admit that I had a real blast making them. And it was so wonderful to be back to crafting again!

Below is the ornament that Stella and Enzo have to add to their trees for Christmas 2017.

I know it doesn't show up in the photo, but I added to the embossed snowflakes a little bling in dots of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Green Glue to me!) covered with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and clear Wink of Stella on the cute little snowman. I also used a white gel pen to add the white dots around the scalloped circle.

Stella really liked her snowman ornament. Enzo, at just ten months, liked it enough to have it head directly into his mouth. As everything does. We rescued it in time though. 

I hope you and your families had a wonderful and safe Christmas. If you live in the Midwest, try to stay warm. It is CHIL-LY here today and it is predicted to continue. Brrr. 'Tis the season I guess.



  1. That is adorable! My parents always got an ornament each year and it's a tradition we kept up with our boys. I love that you make them though; that just makes it all the more special. Pinned.

  2. So cute!Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  3. I love this idea, a bit late for this year, but I will have a go next year, it soon comes around again #ourminilinkyparty@_karendennis

  4. I love this idea, a bit late for this year, but I will have a go next year, it soon comes around again #ourminilinkyparty@_karendennis

  5. Love this cute snowman! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. How lovely! I buy my grandson a new ornament every year but perhaps I should try to make one. Christmas 2018 I will have another grandbaby to buy or make an ornament for. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty