Archive for December, 2004

* pipecleaner tree

Posted on December 2nd, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Holiday, Martha.


Another December 2000 Martha Stewart Living project I made a few years ago: the pipecleaner tree. December 2000, now that was an issue. It’s like three times thicker than this year’s. Anyway, here’s the picture from the magazine for comparison’s sake.

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and here’s mine

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Yeah. I made this whole advent calendar to go with it, where every day you got a new tiny ornament out of a numbered matchbox drawer. I made these little tiny beaded garlands, little wrapped presents, etc. The idea was so good, but the execution was just not there. It does not seem to have survived the junk seive of the 3 moves we’ve made in the last 15 months. I did keep the tree, though.

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* Paper village

Posted on December 1st, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Holiday, Martha, Paper Crafts.


Here’s the paper village I made a few years back from the Martha Stewart Living December 2000 patterns. They’re made of watercolor paper. The little house in the middle has beaded “lights,” and the church has colored acetate windows. The other windows are glassine, and they all look really pretty when you put little lights under them.

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closeup of the center one

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And last but not least the hospital my husband built for the victims of the cholera epidemic. The next year, Christmas Village had a horrific train derailment. Luckily my new Halloween village kit comes with a graveyard.

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