Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Solstice Crafts For Creative Friday....

Earth clay with herbs and spices!

We used what we had to make these beautiful smelling ornaments! Various dried flowers, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, curry powder and sage.

Some of the ornaments were "smashed" with herbs and spices on top and in some we mixed them right in. Not to much as the clay can get brittle and crumbly. 

Lily used roses and thyme in this one. 

I really like the warm amber glow that the cinnamon give when rubbed onto the clay. We  also made a  few beads for a mobile.

This one is a happy heart for "Big Sister"

Last night Tory and I made some pomander balls in preparation for  Winter Solstice Celebration!

She was excited about this craft as she is every year. This time though, her hands were strong enough to poke the cloves through the orange rind!

She used raffia to tie them up.
They smell so wonderful! I love the look they get after they dry. 

I am also working a very simple cotton blanket for my new nephew. Sometimes the easiest projects always turn out the best. I hope you and your family have a lovely solstice! Are there any special things you do on this day with your family?

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