Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Handmade Holidays ♥

{ handmade ornaments }
These were great fun to make! I sent these out as part of the Trim the Tree handmade ornament swap on Flickr! I found the great pattern in one of Tilda's lovely holiday books! ♥

{holiday mug rug}

This was sent out to my partner in the Scrappy Mug Rug 2 swap. She loves hexies, as do I, so I thought a little holiday hexie flower was called for! I also added one of the ornaments, I hope she likes her goodies!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! ♥

Saturday, November 20, 2010

November's Featured Etsyblogger is....

Congratulations! A whole month of lovely, and deserved, admiration from the rest of the Etsyblogger's.

Devine is from Florida, and fave place to be would be on a "desert island with a cool breeze, sitting under a palm tree on a soft cool sandy beach watching the beautiful colors of the sun as it sets and turns to nightfall." Sounds idyllic doesn't it?

In her daily life though, she happens to make beautiful, and unique, wire jewelry. My faves are the copper, but there are silver pieces also, check out her shop to see them all, still can't decide? Don't worry there are gift cards too, available in the shop as well.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend! ♥

Saturday, November 6, 2010

holiday potholders sent!

{ the total package }

{ the cute owl ornament }

{ one of the bear claw holiday potholders }
I had so much fun , as always, with this swap, Potholder Pass 5. It is the holiday themed version of this ongoing swap, so we also had to send along an ornament with our usual two potholders.
I was a little afraid of making such small bear claws, but using the Eleanor Burns method made it a lot easier. The colors were chosen by my partner, but happen to also be my absolute faves for this season, I'm feeling the red and white, and sometimes linen, of a Scandinavian Christmas.
It was hard to part with my little owl too. I have admired this particular Saffron Craig fabric from afar for a while, until another wonderful swap partner made me a mug rug using it, and sent me an extra owl along with it. But it went so cutely with the color theme, and the potholders. Such a fun swap, and now onto the next one! ♥

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

saVvy seasons sent and rec'd

{ mini quilt rec'd }

{ awesome package rec'd }

These are the handmade lovelies that were sent to me by the amazing {Safieh}
She sent me the most beautiful mini quilt using the Lumiere de Noel line from French General that I love, and in fact I have a jelly roll of it to make a holiday lap quilt with, how perfect is that?
Also, she sent a supercute bunting, and the most adorable embroidered hoop. Lucky me!

{Christmas tree table runner}

{total package sent}
To my partner, the lovely Erin, I sent a Christmas tree table runner, a hoop tree ornament, and a holiday mug rug. My inspiration for these were Erin's mosaic and preferences, she likes simple, modern lines, and trees! I hope I nailed it.
What are you making for the holidays?