tickled pink

between the every-other-day-snowfall , trying to decorate for the holidays (i have a naked christmas tree since sunday!) & my school caseloads, it’s been kinda hectic lately!  it’s supposed to snow again later today & i am not amused because i have some afterschool meetings!  i don’t like driving in a middle of a snowstorm…yuck!

anyway, i have been meaning to share some stuff but just haven’t had the energy or patience to do so.  so enjoy the eye candy!

a sweet bloggy pal of mine, alice, had wanted to join in my swap, but it was already closed. alice made such nice comments about our swap group that i decided to  contact her about doing a private swap. here’s what i created for  her… & she just emailed me & told me that she received her goodies yesterday & is uber delighted!   yay, mission accomplished, hee hee!

4alice4.jpg    i came across alice actually via myspace over the summer i think it was  & we both seemed to have similar likes & interests.  then we found each other’s blogs & well, we have been bloggy pals ever since 🙂  isn’t it nice to make new , like-minded arty-crafty friends?

4alice1.jpg  she is a romantic soul like me & i thought she would like this victorian-inspired stocking.  it is actually made from a free-hand pattern of my own design!  i am rather pleased with how it turned out.  the musical note ornie  is actually pinned on so that alice can remove it if she doesn’t want it hanging with the stocking.

4alice2.jpg i crafted this atc from the fabric & paper scraps as an added bonus 🙂

as well as this  4alice3.jpg, my holiday card to her.  making these things for alice not only gave me a chance to practice my sewing machine skills (as i am so determined these days), but also they were  my complete pleasure!  i am tickled pink (which, btw, is this week’s creative prompt over at my other blog, handmade monday ) that she is delighted with all this.   

remember a few days ago i made this aem25a.jpg and this aem25c.jpg for a “surrogate” swap partner?  well, i received this lovely & generous  package last weekend from belinda…wow!  she, too, let me know that she was very happy & grateful for everything i sent her way.  ditto for me too! 🙂

frombinda4.jpg  look at all these handmade creations?!  they are marvellous & all for me??!!  how did i deserve all this?  i just made her a “replacement” stocking with a few small gifties!

frombinda5.jpg & art dolls are her specialty…wowzers!frombinda3.jpg 

frombinda2.jpg (outside)

(inside)frombinda1.jpg  thank you belinda for  ALL these prezzies.  i ❤ them all!  so sorry about the swap partner situation, but her bad was totally my good, lol!  thanks also for being such a good sport through all that!

also last weekend, i received my share of matchbox ornies from danielle’s swap.  oooh, they are so cute!  thank you to all the wonderful arty galz that shared their art with li’l ol’ me! & thank you danielle, for hosting yet another fantastic swap! 🙂vdswap.jpg

hope that was enough inspiring eye candy for you…but now i really have to scoot & brave the elements.  brrr!

keep warm & happy thursday!  xoxo

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3 Responses

  1. What lovely things you received in all of your swaps.
    The art doll is soo… cute.
    Alison

  2. OMG – eye candy and goodies and eye candy and goodies…I wish I could stop drooling at all the stuffies….WOWOWOWOW!!!
    Great swaps…thanks for sharing all the pics!!!!
    Peace–Ellie

  3. such beautiful hand made delights, thanks for sharing!!
    Alicia ~ time worn style

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