November 27, 2009

My Christmas Ornament Swaps

My Christmas ornament swap for Sue was sent on Wednesday. Sue told me she received it today so it is safe for me to post it now. I can hardly wait to blog about it because I had a couple of busy weeks with family and friends, and I haven't been making anything else. The only thing I did was this ornament in the last two weeks. I already knew what I was going to make so it was easy to just put a few sewing sessions in here and there in the middle of everything. I love Christmas and the swaps had given me a head start on it. Thanks Robyn and Clare for organizing such fun swaps.

My parcel was wrapped and ready to post to Sue. I love this antique looking wrapping paper I found it at my local op-shop. I have been thinking of using red for this Christmas color, so I am drawn to everything red at the moment.

And here is what I've make for Sue, a single heart in red and white with simple embroidery stitches and a button on it. I have attached a handmade cord along the seam to nicely finish it off. I used the same cord as a hanging as well.

I made a second one in white and red to keep for myself. I will always remember you Sue when I bring it out at each Christmas. We are Stitch sisters with red hearts...!

Handmade collage Christmas card made from old magazines and wrapping papers with some used stamps thrown in. Even the base was a piece of recycled journal cover. It is very gratifying to be able to produce beautiful things from recycled materials. Make sure you hop over to Sue's blog and see what she made for me...!


17 comments:

Janey said...

Hi Natima, Those are super hearts, I am sure both of you will remember each other with fond memories. Hugs xxx

clare's craftroom said...

Nat , thanks for letting me know as I'm so glad I came over for a visit , how gorgeous !Both the card and the decoration are fabulous , I'm off now to visit Sue , thanks very much .

Nedra said...

Beautiful job on the ornaments. They could be used at Valentines time also!

Serena said...

I love your ornaments and your Christmas Card. You are too talented!

ParisMaddy said...

Adorable hearts. Love them!

Robyn said...

Nat, they're simply gorgeous both of them! I'm so excited that you had fun doing this swap!
Your work is so beautiful and now I'm popping over to visit Sue :D

ivoryspring said...

Awwww - those are simply beautiful!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great ornament you made! And so beautifully wrapped. The card you made for her is very special. Love the idea. Very creative!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love those hearts Nat!!! And such a nice idea to have one each...and a good looking card too!!! Hope you are having a good Sunday♥x

Siddis-in-houston said...

Thanks for comment on my blog! Some of the comments are in Norwegian. I am a Norwegian living in Texas for more than 8 years! Thanks for visiting come back!

Micki said...

Great ornaments Nat. I love the idea of hearts, and I am sure that they will be treasured.
Micki

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

This is a beautiful background Natima...I love it!!! How did you get 3 pics in your header?

ria vogelzang said...

Hello Natima, thanks for visiting my blog and writing such a lovely comment!
I've added your blog to my favourites. I love your christmas hearts; I love hearts in general..... 8D)) (it goes with my view of life, I guess....) It's great to read you look at it the same way!
Whishing you a great Christmas and I'll be visiting your blog again. Greetings from the Netherlands!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Nat, your hearts are gorgeous, something to remember and keep...Hugs Lyn

Janet said...

Nat, your hearts are beautiful and wonderful for a swap and I love the collage a lot, I'll have to show My GD that one.

blushing rose said...

My sweet Natima ~ Pop over for a visit & please follow/join me @ our new blog ... the old one had issues.

Hope you had a lovely holiday.
Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Willow said...

What a wonderful suprise she will have. You did such a great job with the the gifts. I love making homemade gifts too.

Willow

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