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PRESENTS AND ORNIES…

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…
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Anticipation!!!!…HPIM5018_2

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…
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Wool applique pillow made by Wendy…

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

cutter bag made and appliquéd by Louise…HPIM5026

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

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

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Velvet and wool stuffed punkins made by Karen…HPIM5020

Joy sign made by Linda…HPIM5017

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

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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.
    Bethany

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  2. Merry Christmas :-)))

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

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  4. seasons Greetings all”

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

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  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 Year..you have made my day!

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  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.

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  7. Loretta, It looks great!

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