Thursday, 16 October 2008

Christmas ornament swap (129)

I've finished my last swap for this year, a christmas ornament swap organised by Jo-Anne at The Carter Clan. I can show pictures as I'm 99% certain that my swap partner doesn't read my blog. The brief was a bit tricky, as she asked for something made with natural materials. All I could think of at first was the sort of thing made with twigs and pine cones and glitter that I used to make with my class of 8 year olds - and I knew it would look as if it had been made by an 8 year old too! So I settled for using unbleached calico and wooden beads, and prettied it up for Christmas with gold sequins and a red and gold tassel. I hope that it will fit the bill. It will be going in the post tomorrow. Many thanks to Jo-Anne for organising the swap, I'm sure that it was a lot of work.

I know it's very early to be posting things for Christmas, but with the possibility of a move I want to get as much done and out of the house as possible, before chaos ensues. We still haven't heard definitely if it's going ahead. My next job will be to make small presents to be used either for Christmas or for leaving gifts for my cleaners and hairdresser, and small Christmas presents for my sisters-in-law. And I've got all our Christmas cards to make too, so I've got plenty to be going on with.


Rhonda said...

Wow Amanda, you did great. What a great swap partner you are. Take care.

Rhonda said...

The Christmas ornament is beautiful! I'm sure your swap partner will love it!

Good luck with the house saga.

The penguins & Santa blocks are adorable. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Lynn said...

Amanda, You are so good to be thinking about Christmas. I have a few things to finish up for Halloween and fall and then I will start thinking (no really panicking about holiday things to make. The birds are darling - what a nice gift it will make. Hope you have an answer for your house soon - waiting can be hard.

Jo-Anne said...

It is sure to make your swap partner very happy! It was my pleasure to organize the swap, even if it did give my organizational skills a good test!:)
I hope you hear from your prospective buyer is so hard to wait in limbo. Best wishes your way~~

Mare said...

You do such beautiful and creative works of art.