Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ornament Swap Blog Hop!~Merry Christmas!

Karen Williams of Skunk Hill Studio made a few of us an offer we couldn't refuse several weeks ornament exchange! Several of us have participated in Sally Russick's exchange in years past, and we were missing it! So Karen, thankfully, stepped up to the plate to organize. 

This is my busiest time of the year, as I am in retail~as it is for many others, I'm sure. BUT~I couldn't pass this up. With just two weeks to create, I jotted down a few ideas which became quite a long list by the time I had run out of ideas! 

Karen could not possibly have found me a better partner! Francie Broadie and I compared notes in an email, and discovered:

-we are both "funky" lovers
-we both adore bling
-our fave colour combinations are the same~teals, purples, lime greens, fuschias. 
-we're both seed beaders

Easy!! I got this (I hope LOL.....)!!

It was really FUN to make Francie's ornament for her....I loved picking out the bead colours, enjoyed making the ornament for her, and had fun "funking" it up a little. 

Sure hope she likes it! (...AND I hope Customs hasn't decided to keep it on their desks for Christmas in a fit of pique...that happens)

Here's Francie's ornament from me:

I had to do something simple because of the timeframe, but I hope she likes her "Francie-cle". 

I had to laugh when I received Francie's little package in the mail....yep....we had mailed on the same day!

I DIED when I opened up this package....could these BE more perfect? 

As we live in a very small townhouse (land is expensive in Ontario, y'all!), I had asked Francie for something small in the ornament line, as our tree is just 4 feet tall. These will be absolutely ME on that tree, which is being set up later today. 

I love them!! Thank you so much Francie!

...and here's the rest of Francie's package for me, all together....yumm! The Christmas chocolate tradition LOL!

(Love that gorgeous notecard as well)

Can't wait to visit and see everyone else's take a trip round!