Jamie’s Handcrafted Tree 2014

 

Jamies-tree-2014

Jamie’s Tree

 

When our daughter Jamie was born and growing up…..I decided that each year I would give her an ornament dated for that year.

Mouse in a slipper

Mouse in a slipper

When she got older and left our nest, got married or whatever pathway she chose to take in life…                                                   she would have a collection of ornaments to take with her.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I searched stores and craft shows                                                     all the time for handmade, meaningful ornaments.

Jamie’s Guardian Light

 

Then my mom stepped in to help.  Mammy (as my daughter affectionately called her) started to hand paint BEAUTIFUL     ceramic ornaments for her each year.                                                                                                                                                                          Now that my mom has passed I hope Jamie treasures them as much as I do the ones that mom painted for us also.  Every year we waited to see what she would give us.  They were always the cutest and so much meaning behind them.

 

 Here are some pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Ceramic Mouse Painting Candy Cane

Ceramic Mouse Painting Candy Cane

Ceramic Mouse Sitting on a Candy Cane

Ceramic Mouse Sitting on a Candy Cane

Cross stitch and quilted ornament

Cross stitch and quilted ornament

Ceramic Mouse Sleeping in Santa Hat

Ceramic Mouse Sleeping in Santa Hat

Ceramic Grandpop Mouse Reading

Ceramic Grandpop Mouse Reading

 

Polymer Clay Graduation from High School

Polymer Clay Graduation from High School

 

Ceramic Mouse on Snowball

Ceramic Mouse on Snowball

Ceramic Mouse on North Pole

Ceramic Mouse on North Pole

Handpainted wood mouse in santa hat

Handpainted wood mouse in santa hat

 

Handcrafted rocking horse

Handcrafted rocking horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Grandma Mouse Knitting

Ceramic Grandma Mouse Knitting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

santa-ornament

Ceramic Santa

 

 

Angel

Ceramic Angel

Ceramic Mouse Sleeping in a Nutshell

Ceramic Mouse Sleeping in a Nutshell

 

 

 

 

 

Mom and I went on to start a small business pouring, firing, painting and selling these ceramic mouse ornaments which grew to much more than that.  That was over 20 years ago.  We had so much fun together painting and creating crafty decorations.  Every year when I decorate for Christmas I relive all those wonderful memories.  I just wanted to share some of her beautiful creations with you before they all get packed away.

Thanks for visiting today…

Linda

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