You can see the wintery cup I had my tea in while I decorated.
Each year I bring out my Jane Austen tree,
and each year she looks just a little different.
This year I added
silvery minty pine cones.
Here she is last year with
created by loving friends!
Jane did not mind sharing : )
Here is my new 2015 Jane ornament!
My dear friend Suzycreates beautiful angel ornaments in this style, and I crafted this withSuzy's angels in mind. Thank you for inspiring me Suzy!
"Be Merry in the Moment" is written on one of her ribbons. It seemed like somethingJane might say.
The artist is the English portrait painter William Beechey, and the woman he painted is Marcia Fox. I believe this image was one of the first portrait art used on a Austen book cover.
She looks very Jane like to me : ) Do you think she looks like Jane?
Steventon was Jane's Childhood home. She wrote Northanger Abbey, Sense & Sensibility
and Pride & Prejudice, here
but they were not published until later. This is a very easy ornament to create. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 card stock with glitter edges, Pinked edged image A little lace, a little button and some glittered branches.
This ornament looks a littler harder, but it is quite easy to make too.
A Jane image of your choice, This one is not accuate for clothing or hairstyle but the feeling for me was very Jane like. two ovals of cardstock 1/4 " larger all around than your image.
16 snowflakes, two kinds...
6 " of ribbon,
1 large jump ring
1 bead dangle.
I used two kinds of glitter on
The back piece is a print
of a letter of Jane's.
I did a short video of making one,
and if I can figure out how to get it off my phone,