Meet Mr. Tinsel Spider. He has hung on our tree for over 35 years. First at my home with my parents and brother and sister and now in our home where I am able to share his story with my three boys. I'm not sure if I made him when I was 3 or 4 and the actual story of how the spider spun the first tinsel for the baby Jesus is a little patchy. (I did a search on it and there are several versions out there. I prefer the one where the Tinsel Spider spun a beautiful web in the stable for the Baby Jesus. In the morning when the sun rose God had added some dew to make it sparkle.)
But I'm just glad he's still here and in "foam spider years" I have to guess he's quite ancient. His legacy began one year in Sunday School when our class (the youngest of the young in our very small church) made these styrofoam ball and pipe cleaner spiders. I loved mine with the googley eyes and the crazy legs oh so much. I'm going to venture a guess to say that many folks have a special ornament that makes their tree extra special every year. I'd love to hear about them.
I'm a freelance graphic designer and an artist ... but my current professional title is M.O.M. I am blessed daily by being a wife to an incredible man and a mom to three wonderful boys. I love to sew and would love to create something special for you.