Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ornament Winners

Well we have some winners!! The random number generator picked #7 and #18!!

Now as to what they won!


Ornaments in progress.  The popsicle sticks are meant to be a staminode. You know the little part that hides the anthers and stigma (reproductive parts).

It was a slow process.  I designed this ornament. There was some trial and error in R&D. Yes it is a Lady Slipper Ornament.

before color

Before color

There are five parts to the flower; dorsal sepal (the one in back), two petals, the popsicle stick staminode and the labellum or lip.

We were not sure how we would hang just the flower so one leaf was added.


Here is a pan of the little buggers tiny beauties.

I carve and paint.  Far Guy carves and assembles because as the flower parts go together they are glued and pinned.  He glued his fingers together a few times. Then his final step is to pin and glue the flower to the leaf and drill two tiny holes.

I did the touch up, the sealer and added the string.

ornaments drying

It was a joint effort.  As far as we can figure from start to finish we have about 7 to 8 hours per ornament. We made 80 of them.

Lady Slipper

Lady Slippers with rulers

This will give you some idea of their size.  They are about 2 1/2 inches long and 3 inches wide.

I have a few for sale if anyone is interested.  They are listed on my left sidebar near the top…Far Side’s Attic and Woodshed Carving For Sale …click on that link and you will see the Lady Slipper Ornament and other woodcarvings for sale.

Now for the winners….congratulations to….drum roll…

linda M and Alvina M!!   linda I need your address, please email me captainconnie2001at yahoodotcom.  I have Alvina’s email. I will mail them off as soon as possible.

Nearly everyone guessed a flower…and most of you guessed a Lady Slipper…my readers know me well!

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  1. I commented on the "For Sale" site for an ornament. Thank you for holding the drawing each year but also for having some extras so we can purchase! They are all so beautiful and unique.

  2. Congrats to the winners!! You got a beautiful hand made flower!! So unexpected, I couldn't see how a Ladyslipper would be made from the parts!!

  3. Connie, I am so excited to have won. The ornaments are so beautiful and I will treasure it forever. Will email you my address right away. Thank you for such a lovely gift.

  4. Connie, really nice job on these, and so creative. Congratulations to the winners.

  5. Wouldn't a table-top tree covered in those look lovely?
    I can't imagine the hours you've put in!

  6. Congrats to the winners, so pretty.Blessings Francine.

  7. Thye R&D team did a great job designing and carving this ornament. It's pretty.

  8. Yes, I am not surprised that they are lady slippers. You even have one as your avatar! Congratulations to the winners. :-)

  9. I think you picked one of the hardest flowers to make, and you made it looks so real. These are just beautiful!

  10. They are absolutely stunning! - I have always said nobody has any idea how much time you spent on them! (how true is that) - a keepsake for sure!

  11. I too couldn't imagine how those parts were going to make a lady slipper. Lovely, and wow, that is a long time on one ornament! Congrats to the winners!

  12. They are beautiful!! Congratulations to the winners.

  13. They are beautiful! I can't imagine how you ever thought them up.

  14. Nuts! I didn't win! So congratulations to the winners. These are great pieces.

  15. Argh, I always miss something cool when I don't have time to keep up! These are beautiful!

  16. oh, toooo late.
    Congratulations to the winners and congratulations to you. They look fabulous!
    All my best from Austria

  17. Well, you sure stumped me. I thought the whole popsicle stick was somehow supposed to be part of the picture...and two leaves per ornament was the assumption that threw me off. I couldn't figure out how the remaining few pieces could be put together to make anything--much less a flower. Beautiful! And congratulations to the winners! And yes, knowing you, why not a Lady Slipper?!

  18. The ornaments are beautiful. Sneaky... I thought you were using the whole popsicle stick. Congrats to the winners.

  19. Congrats to the lucky winners! These are really pretty and unique! You guys did a fantastic job on them. :)

  20. You are amazingly talented, Connie!


  21. They are beautiful. I'm still enjoying my Santa from last year from the seed pod! Think of you when I see him near my calendar!

  22. They really do turn out to look great. I hope that wood is soft as that looks like a lot of carving for each single item.

  23. 80 of them! They are beautiful! Your family is very lucky/blessed to get them


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