One day, I was visiting Chookyblue ( the host of the SSCS swap) and there was a comment by Indigo Blue. She had missed signing up for the swap so I went over to her blog to visit. That’s how we became friends! When she decided to host her own international Christmas Decoration Swap , I jumped at the chance!
My partner is Gina @ Fan my Flame (in the UK)
Gina decorates for Christmas in purple and silver colors… so pretty! I just wasn’t sure what I was going to make for her though. When the angel ornament arrived from Gina, I knew I need to make something extra special. well, thank you to whoever you are that did a search for a french knot snowman! You helped me decide what I was going to do!!!
I traced a tiny snowman cookie cutter onto the vintage postcard fabric(Anna Griffin: Grace Christmas). I then hand embroidered a purple hat and scarf using a stem stitch and 2 strands of embroidery floss, and tons of french knots(also called stump work) using two strands of white embroidery floss. Eyes, mouth, and buttons are french knots using two strands of black embroidery floss. carrot nose is a 9 wrap bullion with two strands of orange embroidery floss.
After the embroidery was done, I appliqued the vintage postcard fabric onto a purple cotton print fabric, sewed the silver ribbon on, and glittered accent snow and the words. There you have it! a beautiful purple and siver handmade ornament!
Gina emailed me this morning telling me that the ornament has pride of place on her side table in her lavender living room and that she loves it! Woohoo!
Gina made the cute Christmas tree card, and tied the present with red ribbon that has reindeers on it! What a great job finding out some of my favorite things!
Here is the GORGEOUS angel ornament she sent! I’m going to leave her up year round and call her a fairy! Thank you so much Gina! I absolutely love it!!!
And thank you Andrea @ Indigo Blue for hosting this wonderful swap!
And sorry I was late sending ot out!