Don't look now but we're up to 2011 in our Festival of Ornaments. Some amazing and beautiful work was done by my artsy friends. Let's take a look...
Melissa always makes gorgeous things. I especially love her fabric pieces. For 2011, she sent us these amazing, stitched wings. But wait!...
...this isn't just any puffy wing! This is an amazing little book...with multiple pages!
It's just so gorgeous and creative. Who woulda thunk it? Not me...but Melissa did.
Pilar is such a cool girl, with her cool-girl ideas. She's a master with textiles, as well. She stitched us up these wonderful fabric bits. Oh, did I mention that she drew the image? She's so good!
Not only that, Pilar did one of my favorite wrappings, of all time. I'm pretty sure she carved the stamp that she used on this "ribbon." I still have some of this and used a bit of it in one of my Artisan's Daybooks. Love!
In 2011, the fabulous Diane Cook joined our swap. What can I say about this Heart Strings piece that she created? It's loaded with artsy amazingness.
The top of the tassel is a thimble and Diane used a clip so we could wear it as the focal for a neckpiece, if we want.
The embellishment of this piece is extravagantly over-the-top.
There's a little book hidden within all that tassel-y goodness. So pretty!
Joanna...Joanna...how do you think up these beauteous creations? I love that Jo personalized each one of these with our initials.
And this was Joanna's inventive wrapping. Love!
I'm a Christmas junkie. I admit it. I love Christmas music, Christmas lights, Christmas cookies, Christmas presents, Christmas decorations...you get the idea. I also love making Christmas ornaments.
What is it about making these that I'm addicted to? I think it's because each one is a tiny work of art. These were some of my favorites to make.
I used my own cemetery photographs for these, with vintage chandelier crystals.
I did all the hooks by hand because a purchased hook just wouldn't do. Oh, no. At some point, I'll have to make some more of these because I just love them so.
There you have it...a few treats from 2011. Guess what?...2012 is up tomorrow!