Hope you had a very lovely Christmas ♥
It's good having two blogs I get to have two types of Christmas ... over here I'm having a blue (not sad) and green Christmas ... an alternative to my RED
I got some nice things. From Santa hubby I received this brilliant new book "Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint" by Angie Hughes. It's got fab projects and I'm itching to try one in particular
From my good friend Cathie I received some fleece in lovely colours and these wonderful variegated threads from Weeks Dye Works. I love these threads in the "primitive" tones
I also received some beautiful hand made cards and gifts from more good friends. They are so lovely I thought you might like to see some of them
I love them all equally so they are in no particular order, other than I have graduated the colours down the page ...
This lovely layered fabric collage from Colette in my favourite Autumn colours with leaves and images transferred to fabric. Colette and I like a lot of the same things in the same style
This gorgeous textile art heart with very pretty chiffon ribbon from a girl with a big heart - my dear thoughtful friend Cathie. It has lots of shimmery layers, stitched and distressed to perfection
Distressed shimmery layers
A lovely hand made card from Connie. I was admiring this fabric on flickr and then it arrived in the Christmas post ...
A very beautiful hand made notebook from my lovely friend Gez. The pretty green cover has inspired me to fill this notebook with my pressed leaves and collected poems and words. Gez was pleased that I'm going to use it for my nature thoughts
A cheeky ATC from my very good blog friend Karen (Missy K). This little ATC sums up Karen for me ... a girl with a cheeky, witty personality, thoughtful and with a big heart
Card from Cathie. I love the silver tinsel for the pine tree
This lovely vintage card is from Viv and has such a nostalgic feel about it. It reminds me of Christmas past, of old comics and crackers and the early 1960's when I remember discovering a box of tinsel and vintage ornaments on top of a wardrobe as a child ...
... a magical box ...
A collaged Christmas card from Lesley
I wish you could see how that star and the sequins really sparkle
This beautiful brooch was a gift to me from Chris. It is much more beautiful in "real life" than my photo does justice! The reds are rich, the variegated threads are vibrant, the little stitches are perfect ... there is so much work and love in this!
I had this beautiful Christmas tree card from Penny (Fibrefrolics). One part of Christmas that I have really enjoyed this year is visiting Penny's blog where she had a Christmas advent ... something seasonal for each day. I love Penny's countryside and nature photos
Another beautifully stitched tree. I received this card from the lovely Kayla Coo
Sharne made this most beautiful birdie for me. It sparkles and glistens with "frosting" and I adore it!
Sharne also made me this Christmas card, a lovely red button bracelet and showered me with snowflakes (see picture at the bottom)
From Gez I had more sparkly frosted things
This beautiful "frosty" tag
This card is probably the most adorable card I have ever seen! It is 3D and glistens with snow and frost. Made for me by the loveliest lady - Gez
This one is not hand made but I wanted to show it to you. A rare sight! Snow in Cornwall on the Lanyon Quoit stones not that far from us ... from a very good friend who lives locally
Another card I just really liked ... more snow, snowflakes and sparkly frosty stuff
It's so lovely to receive something that's a bit different, one of a kind, and special. I really appreciate the time and love that's gone into each and every one of these lovely cards and gifts. I feel blessed!
Snowflakes, charms and choccies
Now ... the snowflakes are from Sharne, the "Imagine" and "Dream" charms are from Cathie and the blue sweeties are the ones left in the bottom of the tin that nobody likes! The poor coconut ones are rejects! Which ones get left in your house?
I've been saving all the sweetie wrappers. Can you dare to "dream" or "imagine" that they would make great beads, get used in collage or maybe even next year's Christmas cards?
Hope you continue to enjoy the holidays
Blessings for 2010 xx