November 29, 2011

Sweet Christmas Images for Crafting!

At my first Christmas in 1968, I received this special card from my mother's Aunt Edna.

I thought you might enjoy the graphics as much as I do.

The walnut baby bassinet that you see featured with the card, is an ornament that my mother made years ago.

I'm hoping to do something similar for my girls.

If I'm successful, I promise to post a tutorial.

XOXO

23 comments:

Lee said...

Sweet card. I know I have saved old cards...just where, I do not know. You must be organized!
Love the baby in a walnut shell. You can do that-can't wait to see what you come up with!
Sending good thoughts and prayers...along with a hug!
PS I finally started packing away Halloween today....sigh.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How precious! I have picked up a few of the little wooden dolls....I wonder if I could try this! I get so many ideas and inspiration from you! Thanks for being such a sweet friend! ♥

E said...

Thanks for sharing the card it's so sweet but oh that baby in the walnut shell ewwww :) E

Barbara said...

Oh, that card is sweet ... and a baby in a walnut-shell cradle? How cute is that?!?!?

Jodee said...

What a sweet card and baby!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I have a similar walnut shell ornament, but mine is a little picnic basket. It hung on my grandparents tree and I got it after they passed away. It is going on at least 50 years old and I love hanging it each year.

My Vintage Mending said...

What a sweet image. I cannot believe you still have it. We did those little walnut ornaments one year at church. Best of luck with them...the girls will love it. Smiles...Renee

hron said...

Oh, such a sweet graphic! Thank you so much for sharing it with me! Also, I'd LOVE to make the little "walnut shell babies" with my granddaughters! Sweet!!!

vivian said...

what a sweet little card! I saved all the cards from when my kids were born... uhh.. somewhere.
the little walnut cradle is adorable too.
pooped out here!
xoxo
vivian

Cheryl G. said...

That baby in the walnut crib your mom made is priceless and precious! My parents used to put little prizes in walnut shells when we were very young.
I am only three years older than you dear friend!
Prayers for your family!

GardenofDaisies said...

Love the angel watching over the baby in the cradle. The little dolly walnut cradle ornament is similar to one my sister made several years ago... only instead of a baby, hers held a tiny little mousie. I'll have to take a picture of it after I unpack it and hang it on the tree.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a dear card and to think that you saved it all of these years.

I finished up my decorating today, now I can relax and enjoy.

tammyCA said...

So cute. I always made walnut ornaments with fimo clay as the little doll or animal in a blanket, but I want to try it with fabric - I have walnut shells all ready from T-giving.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

A walnut bassinet!!! Oh I love this idea!!! You are such a wonderful saver. I love that you have kept this card. It is precious.

Anonymous said...

As others mentioned, your ability to organize and find things when you want them is a gift that mystifies me. Centuries ago, when I was in Girl Scouts we crafted a Nativity Scene in a dried milkweed pod with generous amounts of glitter. I LOVED that ornament, sadly, now long gone.
Sherry

DearHelenHartman said...

That is so sweet! The baby in the walnut shell is such a precious memento. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

Queenie said...

This card is precious, priceless and such a treasure and so is that ornament...how wonderful that your mama made it too :)

So sorry to hear about your MIL...I'm Praying for her and your family sweetie.
Big hugs,
Queenie

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

LOVE that card!!! Sooooo adorable!!

Your little walnut baby reminds me of something my mom made when we were little. Only, instead of a baby, she made a little mouse head. Ah, the memories!

Vicki said...

Darling image and that baby in a walnut shell is precious!

gotheart said...

I just discovered your blog!

These little treasures are so beautiful! I really love the innocence depicted in the children's faces on the cards.

Thanks for sharing them with us!

I am a new follower!

Donna said...

What a darling card, and that walnut bassinet is just too cute! How fun:)

Lynn said...

Hi Kim,
thank you for sharing the sweet card and images with us! I am praying for your mother in law and your family. Especially your hubbie, I know this has to be so hard on him!
Hugs,
Lynn

Pam said...

That baby in the walnut shell is adorable. I can vaguely remember doing a Christmas ornament with a walnut shell when I was little, but I don't remember what it was. Definitely not a bassinet though.