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  1. #1
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    Default I got the best homemade Christmas present yesterday!

    I know lots of people are looking for ideas for presents this year, there have been several threads about it...

    So I figured I'd put up what I got yesterday! A good friend of mine made this ornament for me, and now DH and I have to get a tree for it .

    Ornament

    It's perfect because it has my Rory man down pat. He's known for putting EVERYTHING in his mouth...everything. And he licks EVERYTHING, from people to horsie BFFs. If it can go in the mouth, in it goes, the world is his lollipop. And of course the evil mini donk!

    She made it out of "Sculpey III" clay, it's apparently pretty versatile, she even made this one for another friend of ours who is a diehard Crossfitter. Those little people working out are tiny but have lots of detail.

    In exchange, she got this horse shoe thing I made, probably too heavy to be an ornament but she liked it! Not too hard to make if you need an idea to make something, one varnished shoe, eight feet of ribbon and some crafty stuff I pulled apart to make the holly, berries and bells. Super glue and voila!
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    Those are cool! I forgot about the sculpey clay!


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    She put a lot of love into making your present. What a lovely friend you have,
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    Yes she is! That's her gelding that Rory spent about ten minutes slurping and nibbling on, she's a spectacular friend. I'm very proud of the ornament and was super careful carrying it to the truck and then to the house yesterday.
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    Umm, about that background? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    That is a really neat ornament!



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    That's a pretty sweet ornament! My boyfriend absolutely hates sculpey for some reason (he went to school for art), so I'd have to sneak it into the house to make one :P

    Oh, and how did your driver's permit/road test go? (Assuming that's a DMV booklet the ornament is on)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Umm, about that background? Inquiring minds want to know.
    We wouldn't want to get that traffic ticket/citation with it!

    But it's a really cute ornament.

    Frank B, OP is a cop. You don't want to meet her on the street. When she asks you, do you know how fast you were going?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Umm, about that background? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Yesssss...haha. We exchanged at my work, so I plunked the ornament down on some papers. The papers happened to be for this accident I was working (kid is concussed but fine), so that's my bail book you see. Thankfully I don't write a lot "fail to yield for pedestrian in crosswalk" tickets, so I didn't have that code memorized.
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    LOVE IT!!!! That will be one to treasure!!! I think I'd even keep it up year round ;-)
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    I have a Xmas cactus in a window that it may rest on after the tree goes to the great tree farm in the sky.
    Aisha, my heart from 03/06/1986 to 08/22/2008.

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    OP, the sun catcher that eventgroupie2 makes can go on a tree, and then can be hung in the window all year long as well as that great ornament that your friend made for you. We think the sun catchers are glass and metal. We've bought a few, but only one came here to us before we did our secret santa mailing.



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    I love thoughtful gifts like that! More meaning and brig back happy memories every time you take them out



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