Hello dear readers,
sorry that it has been a while since my last post, but there is so much to do at the moment that I can hardly find enough time to blog. I hope you've all had a cozy 3rd of Advent! Here is a picture from my living room down stairs whith 3 candles lit on the Advent wreath which is hanging from the ceiling, taken for you yesterday:
I've decided to show you the Christmas ornaments I've got so far, from my swap, today. There are still two missing, but I'm also looking forward to get some later, so don't worry Margarita and ZuZu!
The red and green felted basket-heart is a Norwegian ornament send by Britt Arnhild and I like it very much hanging on the faux fir garland which I have attached at the hand rail of our stairs:
This festive red star is a design by Daisy Lupin from England and is also hanging on the faux fir garland now, I think these two ornamets fit together very well, dont you think?
The first ornament which has arrived here was this gorgeous white dove king ornament sent by Maria from Finland, I felt like it was custom-made especially for me, seeing it has a little silver "C" in it's beak and because Maria knows just how much I love birds:
Here is another, closer picture of Maria's bird ornament: http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/8248/mariasdove2ad2.jpg
Then I've got this very cute paper angel designed by Ulla from California and it was wrapped in the beautiful vintage paper in the background:
Click here http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/6277/ullaschristmasornamentdl7.jpg to see the bigger version of the photo of Ulla's ornament!
But this is not all which I've got send by generous blogging friends last week, on Thursday I've got a parcel, sent by Niki from England whith a beautiful living magazine, two stunning vintage glass ornaments ( so sorry, but blogger wont show anymore pictures today) and a selfmade Christmas card with an enchanting tiny patchwork stocking:
And also an envelope of Anita contending a pretty self made Christmas card and a delightful red stocking which she has kindly sewn for me:
Well I hope the clicking on the pics to enlarge will work today!
A big thank you to all the dear bloggers (Britt, Hilary, Maria, Ulla, Sandy, Margarita and ZuZu) which have participated in my second self hosted swap. It was a great experience and a pleasure to swap with all of you! I will always treasure all the beautiful and special handmade ornaments you've created! I hope we can repeat this soon!
Also thanks a lot to my dear private swap partners and bloggers Niki and Anna and a special thank you to Anita for the surprise parcel of course! It is so wonderful to find such gorgeous stuff in the mail every week instead of the usual invoices and advertisements! xox
Oops Monique I'm so sorry that I forgot to post about your Christmas ornament! It's because it's hanging on the hazelnut branch together with some of my cones already for so long now! Here is a picture:
The white fabric cone in the middle of the picture is embroidered with white pearls like little stars which you can't see on this pic was sewn and sent by Monique from the Netherlands for our Christmas Ornament swap! Thanks a lot dear Monique and excuse me please for forgetting your lovely ornament, I blame the pre Christmas stress!