Mittwoch, 22. Dezember 2010
Renate's Ornament Swap
(Fortunately curiosity didn't kill the cat in this case! This is Tomcat Bruno looking at the ornaments I have made for Renate and Stefanie)
It was November 29th when Renate of Put a little magic in your life came up with the idea of a little German ornament swap and asked me if I'd like to participate. Of course I wanted! I loved the idea and felt (feel) so very honoured and flattered!
Renate also asked Gaby of Colourful Adventures(http://colorfuladventures.blogspot.com/) and Stefanie of Stefanies Sammelsurium. Sadly, Gaby wasn't able to participate because she already had too many other things to do - but we all hope she will join us next year!
So we were only three, but that felt quite right regarding the little time that was left till christmas.
Creating the ornaments for Renate and Stefanie was so much fun to do! They are both adorable and incredible talented persons - reading their blogs is always such a joy, such an inspiration! To know them means really much to me. For the first time I have the feeling that I have arrived. I feel connected. It is like camomille tea for my soul.
From the bottom of my heart I wanted to give something back.
Last night we finally unwrapped our treasures.
Renates Ornament came to me in this lovely pouch she sewed out of cotton fabric and felt and decorated it with stars from old lace and sari silk.
Inside was this stunning, double sided ornament:
A genuine watch face Renate sealed with resin because of the very sharp enamel edges on one side...
... and this beautiful Madonna with child on the other side.
She paired the medaillon with czech glass beads, brass wire and a georgeous chandelier crystal. I'm over the moon with it. It is perfect. Can't wait to decorate our tree!
Stefanie sent her ornament in this cute christmas gift box!
I opened it, and out came... tadaaaaa... this teriffic resin paper ornament - the world's most beautiful cherub medaillon!
Stefanie loves to use vibrant colours, sari silk ribbons and other fibers in her creations.
Can you see the beads that are hidden between the fibers?
Isn't it just magic!
Please don't miss to visit Renates
Dear Renate, dear Stefanie, I don't have words for what I am feeling. This was so much more than an exchange of ornaments to me. Thank you!