Sunday, December 18, 2011

Noli Ornaments!

Noli and I were in JoAnn's, shopping for some yarn. Well, I was shopping for some yarn.... Noli was shopping for Noli.

"Please can I get a toy?" No, sweetie, it's almost Christmas and Santa will be bringing you toys. "Please, can I get a craft to do? Puh-leeze. Puh-leeeeeeze! --- I want to make Mommy and Daddy an ornament. Puh-leeeeze?"

Who can ignore that! We are talking about crafts, you know!!

So she picked out wooden ornaments to paint -- a reindeer for Mommy and a bird for Daddy. (and, yay! they were on sale!! Always a good thing!)

Back home we got out the paints and covered the table with the old plastic got-everything-in-the-world-on-it-that's-messy tablecloth that we use for our crafts. Put on the smock (an old shirt of mine). And she set to work.

Notice how she wrote her name on the tablecloth - "Noli's"  
I wonder what happened to her signature ♥ dotting the " i ".....

She's always very business-like when it comes to painting.  She knows what she wants to do and sets about it in a very concentrated way until it's just right!

Mommy's has lots of glitter on it. LOTS. The glitter paint is iridescent and Noli likes that.... a lot!

Daddy's doesn't have glitter (not sure why) but she mixed some colors to make Mr. Bird cheery. Telling me what colors mixed with what colors make other colors.

We hid them away to let them dry in a place where they wouldn't be found. A few days later she was back and wrapped them! That was a sight -- LOTS of tape! I wish I had gotten a photo, but we were in a hurry 'cause Mommy was on the way!

I'm sure that Mommy and Daddy will love their special Noli ornaments. She signed and dated them on the back. (That was funny too -- the way little kids write all over the place instead of in a line...)

Have you, or your kidlets / grand-kidlets, made any special ornaments this year?



EarthMotherMosaics said...

Noli's ornaments are beautiful and so is she! Great job, Noli! I love to do crafts with my g-babies. It's so much fun to watch them concentrating on what they're working on which is mosaics usually since that's what I do, but sometimes they draw, paint, etc.~Cindy, visiting from Blogging Buddies

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh, how sweet!! No, one can't ignore her wanting to make ornaments. I am glad that you had a painting day!

Sher said...

OK, I would have caved at the fabric store too. How could you say no to creativity?

The ornaments are adorable and I know mommy and daddy are going to be thrilled and I'm sure they will treasure them for years!

You should give them a framed picture of her making them for their fridge. It's a cute picture.

Anonymous said...

How cute! Glad the project went well!

Erika said...

The ornaments are sweet and so special because she wanted to make them.

Noli reminds me of my daughter--very serious with her creations and how she writes:)

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Erin / Miri-love said...

Awww, that's adorable! I'm too young (in my opinion) to have children of my own yet, but I do have an 11 year old sister that I babysit often. She and I love trying new crafts together and I totally support anything she wants to do that involves art (because it's my career, hahah).

I love this post. Noli is adorable and so talented, I'm sure you're such a proud grandma :) Her parents will love the ornaments!

Erin from Blogging Buddies :)

Janet Bocciardi said...

So cute and she's so talented!

storybeader said...

they turned out wonderful. How sweet! {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

aawww... Noli's ornaments are so wonderful! Her mommy and daddy will cherish them! And you got to have such crafty fun with her!
wonderful post!

Linda Pruitt said...

Love seeing the process of Noli's ornaments! I miss being with my grands this year as I am stuck at home with no car--hubby working long, odd hours. But I amnot complaining, since he's been out of work for so long! Thanks for sharing!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Those are too cute! Mommy and Daddy are going to LOVE them!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Encouraging kids to create is the way to go. My son graduated from the University of Buffalo with an Art degree in May ... so you never know where making darling ornaments will go! Noli's work could be in a gallery some day. She's adorable too! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for popping into Cottage and Creek and leaving your sweet comment. Hope you visit me again. Merry Christmas!

Jae said...

Soooo cute! I love little kid creativity.


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