The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

Handmade Ornament Swap

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello all, I know its been awhile.  Personal 'stuff' has swarmed over my life the past 3 weeks and have to tell you I'm a little worn out.  A week of vacation is coming up next week-a nice staycation.  Lots of fun things with little one including movies, hot cocoa with BIG marshmallows, sappy christmas songs, and lots of Christmas cookies. 

I did join Cassandra's Holiday Handmade Ornament swap.  We were assigned to make 3 ornaments for each of our 3 partners.  My sweet partners were Terri, Heather, and Cerri.  All such talented ladies and can't wait to show the beautiful ornaments!

From Terri:

From Heather:

From Cerri:

What I gave:
I've been working on my illustrations again and decided to make one into an angel, then dressed her up in sparkly finery.  I thought she came out so sweet.  On the back is a glassine bag to place your wishes!

Love how the sweet romantic bird came out. 

Lastly, this started out something so different but I kept getting an artist block so it ended up with my favorite vintage music paper, glitter icing, and using the old fashioned technique but updated with pearl pins, vintage beads, and vintage glass.  Love the frou frou and different textures of each fabric.

Please see Cassandra's blog for the full list of all the participants.  Thank you for hosting Cassandra!
Happy Holidays!

5 Sweet Thoughts:

  1. Hi Kris! Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment!Wishing you a wonderful week & Merry Christmas! Angie xo

  2. Oh! All of your ornaments are lovely...both the ones you received and the ones you made! So pretty! Angie xo

  3. Oh my!
    Everything looks so wonderful and pretty!
    Such a great group of talented ladies; mine was too :)
    Merry Christmas

  4. Following the "yellow brick road" of Pinterest, it was amazing to find your blog ~ from another transplanted Northerner here in the South (practically in your backyard in Travelers Rest, SC)!

  5. Good morning!
    I have just come across your blog, and now I'm following. Thanks for sharing today.

    Stop by to visit with me too sometime.
    My screen door is always open to you!

    ciao bella



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