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My absolute favourite gift is something hand made. It thrills and inspires me and somehow speaks to me. I cannot even begin to describe the beautiful pieces everyone made and the fun we had picking, stealing , restealing and finally opening each gift and ornie. So without further ado, here are pix of the gifts and ornaments made and exchanged:

You should be able to click on the photo to see it larger and get a better idea of what each item looks like. This is the first set of ornies – the santa face is actually a recycled light bulb and the star was made of pipe cleaners and then left to hang in a solution of water and borax and all those amazing little crystals formed on the pipe cleaners. HPIM5039

The punched tin is actually a mason jar lid! and the angel has a head made out of a hmmmm okay I forgot the name but a dried husk and vintage hand made lace…


and more anticipation…HPIM5017_2

and the mutual admiration society…HPIM5016_2

and now we start – wire bird and nest made by Betty…HPIM5035

hand carved santa candy jar made by Donna…HPIM5034

what could those be – somewhat bowed legs?…HPIM5032

The angel – this is an amazing vintage christening gown from Britain – angel made by Liz…
Wool applique pillow made by Wendy…



Table mat and braided mat and poinsettia made by Sandi…HPIM5028

cutter bag made and appliquéd by Louise…HPIM5026


Pillow(s) made by Laura(needlefelted!!!)…HPIM5024


Candle holder made by Andrea…HPIM5022Quilted table runner made by Elizabeth…


Velvet and wool stuffed punkins made by Karen…HPIM5020

Joy sign made by Linda…HPIM5017


Before pictures – hmmm guess these should have been at the top :-)…
and darn I forgot to take a picture of the gift and ornie I made…


7 responses »

  1. Amazing and lovely work that great friends shared with each other – its a wonderful world we all live in and please continue to care and share with each other.

  2. Merry Christmas :-)))

  3. Whew!
    You are amazing!
    You should be published!
    Congratulations and Merry Christmas to all……………….and to all..a good FLIGHT!

  4. seasons Greetings all”

    The or noes are wonderful. I can feel the vibe from the group as I view the art.

  5. I hate the I pad.touch screen
    Too many errors can be made so will try again.. Enjoyed the ornies but more so the photos of the girls. Thanks for sharing these. Wishing you all a blessed Christmas season and a happy healthy New have made my day!

  6. Liz from Seeley's Bay

    The angel heads are made of Sweet Gum seed pods. I collected them in southern Georgia last winter….while local people may consider them to be yard waste, visitors from away find them beautiful. I loved their name, and their prickly beautiful brown complex shapes.

  7. Loretta, It looks great!


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