Joy, joy, joy! Posting this Festival of Ornaments is like opening them, for the first time, all over again. It makes me happy. Here we go with a few lovelies from 2010...
First of all, there's this fuzzy, wuzzy bit of adorableness! I had a tear of joy when I opened this one, from Kelly. She spent Lord only knows how many hours felting these sweet little pets for us all. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into them.
She made this one to look like my beloved little fox terrier, Maggie. Kelly is just so danged thoughtful and ingenious! A thousand thank yous for this, Kelly!
Crystal is such a sweet and talented gal. I love everything she does. She gifted us with this luminous ornament made from...wax. Wax! Every year when I take it out, I marvel at how unusual and creative it is.
Melissa stitched up this beautiful and angel. She's just so cool and different. If I didn't have a tree topper, this girl would get the top spot.
My friend Pilar is a smart, smart girl. She's intelligent and so very talented. Among other things, she makes these fabric milagros that are just exquisite.
Pip also has a very big heart and she was generous enough to stitch up a bunch of these for our swap. I'm so crazy about them that I've purchased a few others from her for my tree and my house.
Isn't everyone in love with these little, glittery, pasteboard houses? Lou had the brilliant idea of jazzing up these vintage gems with an old frozen Charlotte doll and some shiny jing-tinglers.
I never can decide if I like the front or the back better!
For my 2010 ornament, I did painted spoons. In another artistic life, I was a painter. It was really fun to revisit that craft and I just adore my little santas and snowmen.
In fact, I've been hoarding the extras but I feel like ya'll might want one for yourselves...so... I've listed a very limited number of these ornaments to my Etsy shop. Be quick, if you're interested!
Alrighty then... Make sure you come on back tomorrow for 2011!