By "other" I meant other than resin although
its hard to say. I'm pretty sure, considering
their light weight, that these cats are made of
wood. I've done some woodcarving and it
takes a long time along with many sliced
fingers and it certainly does not lend itself to
One of the sad moments that comes after
Christmas, besides the whole sparkling event
coming to an end, is what to do with the
beautiful greeting cards that you received for
Christmas. You can, and I have, cut them up
and make gift tags or use them to decorate
packages or bundle them and store them away.
We always intending to look at them again, but l
several years later, maybe in a spring cleaning
frenzy, we finally throw them away.
While comparatively few, I've seen some cards
that are just too beautiful, too special to cut up
or toss out, so years ago I decided to make a
book of the very, very best. Its a huge four inch
loose leaf binder filled with poster board pages
in different colors. I mount only the prettiest and
am very discerning and my highest honor paid
to your taste is if your card makes it into "the
Last year I received the card above from
Carolyn that didn't make the book but actually
made it onto the tree for its uniqueness. It is a
pop-up card about 5" high and 5" in depth and
my photograph does not do it justice.
I decorate my Christmas tree inside and out
which is to say that all holes are filled so that the
viewer may look into the branches at a spinning
ornament, a bird in its nest or this open card.
By doing this I create dozens of little surprise
dioramas revealing little bits of Christmas magic
as the tree turns.