Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
~Ruth Ann Schabacker
By now most of you know that I like to participate in craft swaps and the three I joined this fall were outstanding. Each swap was different and unique and I received the most beautiful things - all gifts of the heart and imagination. The last and latest was a Christmas ornament swap.
The rules were pretty simple. Buy or create an ornament that reflected something about you and that also catered to your swap partner's taste. Since I LOVE paper crafting, I decided to hand make my ornament for my swap partner. Her name is Diane and she has a wonderful blog that you can see here ! She is getting ready for a huge holiday craft Open House and how she had the time to make my ornament is beyond me!
Before I reveal what she sent to me, here is what I sent her!
I had lots of fun making it and hope she likes it. She loves vintage and has a red and white tree. The top paper had the cutest vintage looking snowmen on it. I couldn't resist the bling! And the "dangley" at the bottom was fun to create.
Now, let me show you what she sent me. I love, love, love it! It will hang on my tree with pride and with much awe at the handiwork.
So without further ado - TADA!
Isn't it the cutest? I don't know about you, but I think I got the cream of the crop! It is even lined inside the little pocket! And the whiskers on the mouse are krinkley and wiry, just like a mousey's whiskers should be. He's dressed for the weather, that's for sure, with his little wool scarf. If you can't tell, the snowman is made from felted wool, down to his carrot nose and his eyes and teeth of "coal".
Now I can't wait to get my tree up and introduce my little snowman pocket to his new snowmen friends that hang on my tree. But until the first week of December, my little snowman is tucked away safe and sound awaiting his debut.
How lucky can a gal be? A new friend, a new ornament and something to look forward to! Life is sweet. Thanks, Diane!
If you want to see the other ornaments that the other gals swapped, we are having a big reveal party on December 1st at http://sassyminidolls.blogspot.com/. It will be fun to see what everyone received! Come and join us!