I just completed a swap assignment for
Yarni gras or a "Year of Enchantment"
and the theme for May was Mermaids.
The rules are that the main ornament is
handmade. This is what I came up with.
Then I made some earrings fit for
a mermaid and put them on a look-a-like tag.
And a tiny little salt and pepper shacker on it's
I also added a tiny teacup from occupied
Japan, a set of three hand embroidered old
doilies, and a tag with some special lace wrapped around it.
I will look forward to getting my Mermaid package.
I love this swapping thing, it gives one something to look
forward to from the mail. And you get to meet new friends
with the same interests as yourself. Woo Hoo!
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!