Monday, 9 December 2013

The Great Big Swap of Little Festive Things

A little while ago Miriam dropped me a line, to see if I would like to take part in her Festive Swap and of course I said, “Yes please!” It was very exciting when a fat envelope landed on my doormat, all the way from Nashville, Tennessee, containing these little vintage style beauties.

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As the light has changed throughout today, I have tried again and again to get a good shot of them. From the murk of the morning, to the brilliant sunshine at lunchtime, all to no avail. That pesky shiny metal defeated me, until the dampness set in at about 3.30 this afternoon and I decided this would have to do.

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There was also this tiny tree in a thimble, which I couldn’t resist using to stage my gift box tutorial photo on Saturday. Isn’t it sweet? Thank you so much Barbara, I love them all and can’t wait to put them on our tree, when we put it up in a few days.

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For my swap partner, I made a hanging snowflake ornament from stamped images, with a little added bling, in the shape of 30 rhinestones and some silver glitter. There is a ‘show & tell’ post on Miriam’s blog, with a linky list leading to lots of the other participants, if you fancy a peek. There is a fine selection to see.

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Thank you Miriam, for a very enjoyable swap. Same time, next year?

15 comments:

alexa said...

Lovely! Haven't people been so creative?

Barbara Eads said...

You are welcome, Fiona! I enjoyed making them for you!

debs14 said...

I am loving seeing these little ornaments pop up on people's blogs, every single one has been beautiful. What a lovely project!

Jo said...

They both look amazing, what a lovely swap to participate in x

KraftyKaren said...

They are all so beautifull - I didn't take part but have enjoyed seeing what everyone has made x

Sandra said...

I have a bottle brush tree obsession lol. So I adore the goodies you have

Sian said...

Absolutely lovely - both ways!!

It has been a lovely swap. I can't wait to get my tree up and display my new decoration

scrappyjacky said...

So, so pretty.

Louise said...

I've enjoyed seeing all the posts popping up. lovely swap x

Amy said...

They are really beautiful!
Love yours too :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lucky girls - both the givers and receivers. need to blog mine soon.
Rinda

Lisa-Jane said...

That snowflake is gorgeous! Is it a die? Its really stunning.

Beverly said...

What lovely little festive things coming and going :)

Miriam said...

Thank you so much for this lovely post and your decorations are simply beautiful. The swap has made me very happy, giving and receiving in such a lovely way. Yes I'll do it again. x

Nathalie said...

I really like what you've made! The 3D effect must look very pretty when it's hanging in the tree!
I am in love with that little tree in the thimble too!
Happy Holidays to you!