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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jane Austen's Birthday

Happy Birthday Jane!

Jane was born on this date in 1775.
Her writings give us insight 
into a world we will never visit in person...
but delight to visit over and over
 through her words.

I could not choose a favorite of 
Jane's stories...

Thank you Jane.
Thank you for your life 
and for sharing your 
wonderful stories 
with all of us!

You may have seen
a Jane themed Christmas tree
 I had fun making two years ago.
I add to it each year. 

I thought I might offer a 
Jane themed craft in honor 
of her birthday...

to see post about Jane
and the tree.

Here is one of the first ornaments 
I made about Jane,
and some instructions
in case you are interested.

Winter Blessings

I tried to recreate it as best I could.
I didn't' have all the same supplies.

 1 cardstock strip 1 1/2" x 12"

Score it at 

Fold on scored lines 
and glue the ends.

punch two holes at top,
usually opposite of seam.

Lay in small hoop
or anything close to 3"

Press it down,
(you might need a weight to keep it down)

 Give it some glue in the center
to begin to coax it to stay.

put a weight on while you 
get the other pieces ready.

Jane image:
2" vertically and 
1 1/2" wide.
(I  Googled "Jane cameo images" )

Circle to frame the cameo
approx. 2 1/2".
adhere silver glitter to it.
 (This circle here has a scalloped edge)

Use a piece of script 
for a 2 1/2" circle on the back. 
I used a print of a letter Jane wrote
I found a Jane cameo
stamp to put on the back.

 Here is the front with all
three layers front,
and two layers back.

Adhere them in place.

 Add some glittered snowflakes,
pull ribbon though holes at top
and make a loop with knot.
Choose a saying and 
create a banner with the sentiment.

I really snowed this one up as my edges
were not totally symmetrical ; 0

This is the back.
The original one has a 
silver glitter fan back. 

 The original is on the right.
Deck the Halls is new today : )

Thank you for stopping by today : )
I know how busy we all are.

Winter blessings!
Happy Birthday to Jane
And Happy Birthday to my
youngest son!



Marjanne said...

Thank you for this workshop!! I will surely try it! Lovely! Lots of love Marjanne

Victoria said...

Hi kindred, wow!! absolutely beautiful treasures you have created! I love your new and original ornament! Thanks so much for the tutorial..wow..amazing, much appreciation! You are so talented...and you have such an elegance in all that you create! Your photos and step by step pics are awesome by the way! I am so thrilled you are back in blogland again Terri..yay!..you bring alot of joy and inspiration to my world! Deep appreciation!

Cinderella Moments said...

Gorgeous! Using the embroidery hoop is genius! There's no one more romantic than Jane Austin. The Christmas tree is beautiful.
Big hugs,

Lady Jane said...

I love theme Christmas trees and this one is extra special.

suziqu's thread works said...

Well that is truly a co-incidence Terri as we created a post at exactly the same time
with Christmas in mind - you sharing how to create a beautiful Jane Austin Christmas ornament and me sharing my garden for a peaceful and serene spot to enjoy and rest in the midst of the Christmas buziness!
Where would we be without our blogs???
Such a treasure you are to share this little tutorial all in plenty of time for decorating our Christmas trees. It is beautiful Terri! I would love to see your gorgeous Jane Austin tree up close! There is so much beauty to share with us on it.
I hope you are having a beautiful evening celebrating Austin's Birthday - such a special son he is to you!
Loving hugs,

relevanttealeaf said...

Your Jane Austen theme Christmas tree is lovely, and such a fitting tribute for her birthday. I love the ornaments. Thank you for the tutorial.
Merry Christmas! ~ Phyllis

Terra said...

I commented on your earlier post how much I like your Jane Christmas tree, and I like these two ornaments you created.

Createology said...

Happy Birthday Jane Austen. Terri your Jane Austen tribute tree is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your ornament tutorial. Blessings Dear...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING that Jane ornament!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dorthe said...

Hello again dear friend, what a beautiful post about Jane, I think so many of us loves her books and her !!
The ornament you created looks so very beautiful, Terri, love your special beautiful aqua tones and lovely work. Thank you for the tutorial, the loop is a great idea, for holding the folded paper together !!
I hope you recieved my e-mail yesterday, with the birthday greetings for Austin, I hope he and you all, had a fantastic day, together.
Terri please check out the mail I send you today, someone is using your blog adr. to send mail to me !!!!!! I hope it is not spam.
Warm smiles, and a hug from Dorthe

Linda Kunsman said...

I bet Jane is smiling down on you for certain Terri. Your tree is gorgeous as are your ornaments! Thank you for the tutorial too. I thought that your step of setting the accordion folded piece into something of size and weighing it down is SO clever-that will make these much easier for sure since I have been frustrated by them on more than one occasion:)

Edith DUTERTRE said...

bonjour Terry
je suis enchante d'avoir vu votre hommage pour Jne
c'est super sympathique et agréable de voir que beaucoup de personnes sont
prochent de Jane
je lui ai rendu hommage aussi sur mon blog
j'espère que vous viendrez le visiter


j'ai fait une belle carte de scrap
l'idée de la fleur en accordéon est très beau
à bientôt

Jackie PN said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial Terri!!

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Terri, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
I am really blown away by how much thought, work and love you put in these Jane Austin Christmas ornaments. And they truly show, they are so pretty and unique. It is really touching to me that someone makes an effort like that nowadays. It almost feels like a wholesome act in the hectic world that we are living in!
Wishing you a wonderful time up to Christmas!
Warm regards,

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Simply gorgeous, dear Terri.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Hugs and love,

Bernideen said...

You are so talented! I have never made anything like this - amazing ideas!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Terri,

What a sweet and lovely post. Your Jane Austen tree is spectacular. Such attention to detail. A most fitting tribute to this amazing author that will touch hearts for generations to come.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.



Gaby Bee said...

Just beautiful, Terri! Thanks for your wonderful ornament tutorial!

Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas, and much health and happiness for 2016.


Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Beautiful craft Terri. I just love that tree so much. It's so good to have you back. Merry Christmas! Loribeth

Sugar Lump Studios said...

These are so gorgeous Terry! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and may 2016 be a wonderful year!


Frieda Oxenham said...

I'm sure Jane would be utterly delighted to be featured so beautifully! Have a very Happy Christmas and wishing you a very creative 2016 filled with many cups of tea in delicious cups! Much lov.

Mary said...

Your tribute to our beloved author,Jane is simply astounding!......obviously a labour of love! Thank you for sharing!

Carol said...

Hi Terri,
Love these little Jane Austin ornaments. I think they would make great tags too. I have a question, I've looked all over for the font you used on your banners but can't seem to find the exact one. Would you mind sharing the name and where to purchase it at?
Thanks much,

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