The first new item is a new Christmas Ornament. The Snow Globe Christmas ornaments are a composed of six scenes inside the profile of a Snow Globe. The pattern is from Sue May, who is a very talented and prolific designer from South Africa. I changed the backer she used in her pattern to a fabric backer. I searched several of the local fabric/quilt shops in the local area until I came up with three fabrics that I think look very appropriate for the scenes. I have included a picture of the six different snow globe scenes below, and I hope you agree that the fabrics I chose look very good in the background. I also put the same photo in the gallery section of the website. The ornaments are cut from 1/8" baltic birch plywood, and the fabric is glued onto the back. I think they look great, but I may be biased!
The next new item is a clock with a picture and a very special message. This pattern comes from Sheila Landry Designs, where I have purchased many of the patterns for a lot of the different wooden scroll sawn plaques and ornaments I have made. Sheila and Keith are very talented designers, and the source for most of the patterns I use. The plaque is Maple, finished with several spray coats of gloss water based lacquer. The lacquer finish does not darken the natural color of the wood, and I believe the clock hands and the lettering show up much better with the lighter natural color maple. Family is very important for all of us, and the words are a gentle reminder of how precious that time together really is. The family picture (4" x 6") will be a gentle reminder of those we love. The clock has a stand on the back, so it can sit on a desk rather than having on the wall. Not every office has wall space, but usually there is space available on the desk (unless it looks like mine does some times!). This clock would make a great gift for the working parent that loves spending time with the family. Having this clock at work will give them something to look forward to at the end of a busy day.