Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Do I hear jingle bells?

I know Halloween has JUST ended, but I can't help but to get excited about Christmas already. I started these little guys a while ago to try and get a head start on Christmas since there's so little time after Halloween, but I just had the hardest time getting into snowballs and Christmas trees when spooky movies were on TV and pumpkins and scarecrows decorated everybody's porches.

So, with the spooky stuff pretty much over (but it was a blast!), this weekend I spent some time and finished these little guys up. They're sort of a soft start to the holiday season because many of them are all around winter themed or even everyday themed.

These little characters above are all about winter. The bottle brush trees and glittery "snow"...not to mention their colorless coats (fur and otherwise).

These guys make me think of Christmas but really are everyday flower juggling kitties!

Same with this sassy girl. She holding a vintage glass "balloon" and sports the yummy blue I've been drooling over lately.

Who needs reindeer when you have your very own giant cat with matching shoes?! This duo is ready for any blizzard that comes their way.

Here's a sugary blue juggling girl. Icy blue for Christmas or powdery blue for spring. She's quite versatile, although her snowy base and snow suit dress kind of give her away.

Here she is in white. This one was most certainly inspired by an antique spun cotton gal who was juggling millinery flowers while standing on a snowball too!

Ok ok...not too Christmasy...but with sugar plums dancing in my head, anything that's not black and orange is all Christmas to me!

And lastly are my new elf children. They come in white, powder blue and pink and are only $12 each!

I'll be listing all of these characters in my
Etsy store today and throughout the week along with some other new kids and critters.

Happy Election Day and don't forget to vote!! :)

6 comments:

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Hi Crystal,

Be sure to check out our posting of your work in the gallery!

http://customartframingandgallery.blogspot.com/2008/10/introducing-crystal-hanehan.html

Looks great!

sherry smyth said...

Your work is incredible...it makes me feel all happy inside!

sMacThoughts said...

You are so right about getting the start now on Xmas stuff. I love these bundled up beauties!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello, just found your blog thru calamitykim, delightful blog and work..

Sarah said...

Hello!
I just received your ornament in Heathers (Speckled Egg) swap. I LOVE you ornament. I am so excited because I hadn't come across your blog or creativity until today! Can't wait to read up on your blog and your creations!. You are a "true" artist!
Sarah
Vintage Lily
www.vintagelily.typepad.com

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Your litle people are adorable!