Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Music, Coffee, Pumpkin Pie, and a High-Tech Ornament


Lately I've been hearing the song "Sleigh Ride" on the radio a lot.  It's a good song.  I especially like the lines that say, "There's a special feeling nothing in the world can buy, when they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie."  That is exactly how I felt last weekend, when I celebrated Thanksgiving.


Now Thanksgiving has passed, and Advent has begun.  Our family put out our Christmas decorations, including the tree, on Sunday.  I have a new ornament on the tree this year, and it's very different from the cross stitched ornaments that I've been sharing recently.
 
Supplies: green paint from DecoArt, red paint & glitter from Ranger, star ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies.

I made this ornament in a free class at the library.  The class was on how to use a 3D printer, and each class participant could design one small item and print it.  


The ornament was white (as pictured above) when it came off the printer.  After I brought it home, I painted it and glued on the ribbon hanger.  As the ornament indicates, all this happened in 2014.  However, our family didn't put up a Christmas tree in 2014, so I'm hanging the ornament for the first time in 2015.


I hope that the first day of December is off to a good start for you.  Take care and have a happy "T-Day"!  :) 

15 comments:

Lorraine said...

wow how cool to get to use a 3d printer and lovely keepsake

Linda Kunsman said...

Nothing like a god cuppa with pumpkin pie! Love your ornament. It sounds fascinating to watch and design for a 3D printer. Still have my Thanksgiving /fall décor around. Once I get better I'll get to it, but I do need to work on cards-yikes! Happy T day and thanks for your comments to me.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

How super? ! Great ! Happy week and happy T-Day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! I love that decoration! Your pumpkin pie looks delicious - my Mum used to make it but I have forgotten what it tastes like! Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

Christmas music yayeeeee! :)

Happy T Tuesday

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great ornament--it must have been fun using the 3D printer. I have a hard time understanding just how it works but it is amazing! Happy T Day!

Rita said...

I'm more of a coffee and chocolate cream pie kinda gal, but glad you had your pumpkin pie. ;)
That made a cute ornament. Happy T-Day! :)

Carol said...

Can't beat a good cup of coffee and pumpkin pie ♥♥♥♥ I'm always fascinated with what can be done with a 3D printer.

Dianne said...

those 3D printers are amazing... cute ornament! happy T day!

Lisca Meijer said...

That is a fantastic ornament! I didn't know there were 3D printers! That must have been a fun tutorial.
Your pumpkin pie looks scrummy!
Thank you for visiting earlier,
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

Darla said...

Never seen let alone used a 3D printer. How exciting. Your cute ornament will always be a great reminder of your first use of the printer. Pumpkin pie I'm familiar with and yours looks so tasty.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in awe of your use of the 3-D printer. I can't believe the class was FREE. That's amazing. Our library charges for everything.

I also got to eat pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and two days after when I shared a meal with my friend Sally. I love pumpkin pie, and that looks great. We skipped the cream, though because Sally isn't driving due to her surgery, and I wasn't about to wander out in an ice storm for whipping cream.

Thanks for sharing your pie and your AWESOME ornament with us for T this Tuesday.

johanna said...

i´ve never seen a 3d Printer in real but this outcome is fabulous! have a great Advent!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. I am still trying to pull myself together to get into the Christmas feeling.

Krisha said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment this week.
I am very curious about 3D printers, and would love to see on in action.
I really like the ornament you made with it.
Oh, that pumpkin pies looks soooo yummy!
Belated T-day wishes