MIA

I’ve been MIA for two weeks. Real Life got in the way of ornament making for a little while. I moved the third week of September, and if you’ve ever moved before you know it can be a daunting task. Also, my husband had that entire week off and demanded my full attention. I have trouble finding time for myself when he’s in the house. Case in point, as I’m typing this post right now my husband is pestering me. “Give me 10 more minutes, honey.” Once I got all the boxes unpacked and my husband went back to work, I had to jump right into another project.

A very good friend asked if she could place and ornament order with me and I accepted. Usually I don’t accept orders but since she is a friend I decided to take on the challenge. She wanted ten ornaments in the Classic Red and Gold Egg design in various colors. Here is the original video I made for my YouTube channel back in March.
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I was unable to replicate the ornament she wanted perfectly. I’ve run out of some of the supplies and haven’t been able to find them in Japan. But after a little trial and error, I was able to make something she was happy with.

I estimate that each ornament takes about 4 hours to make. So this past week, I’ve worked about 40 hours just filling her order. Here’s what my work space looked like just a few days ago.

My Workspace

Jars of Glitter
Drying in the Sun
Completed Ornaments

I’ll be finished tonight and shipping them off tomorrow morning. Then I should be back to my regular schedule, including a new design for you at the end of this week.

Welcome to Ornament Designs

Wow!  My first post!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be starting this blog.  I’ve been dreaming of a way to share my hobby with the world for a long time.  This all started with my YouTube channel, which is probably how you found this blog.

When I posted my first video on YouTube last year it was out of sheer boredom.  It was during one of those “transition” periods in my life.  I wasn’t working full time and I found myself with a ton of free time on my hands.  I had been watching YouTube for a long time and  I was very impressed with several of the vloggers I followed.  I  wanted to join in on the fun and do something unique.  So, I thought to myself  “What can I do that no one else can?  …Christmas Ornaments!”  As soon as the light bulb went on  I grabbed an old webcam and I never looked back.  Now a year later I’m expanding on my original idea with this blog.

I’m really looking forward to sharing my designs and ideas with you.  However, I don’t want to do it all alone.  I would like to encourage all of you to leave comments.  Comments are wonderful and constructive criticism is always appreciated.  If you have any post ideas I would appreciate those too.  Send me and email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

That’s all for today.  I’ll leave you with a blast from the past.  My very first YouTube video.