Here are the ornaments I received from Cindy at Thimbleprims. She hosted the 'Gothic Christmas Ornament Swap' and I must admit that when I first spotted this, all I could think about was the 'Nightmare before Christmas' I didn't know if I could come up with anything for this, but I decided to do Gothic Victorian Christmas ornaments. I felt like it was a real challenge for me, but it was fun. I am adding at the bottom of this post, the ornaments that I made for this swap, which were posted earlier!
I only got three ornaments done, for the thimbleprimsstudio.blogspot.com They are quite detailed, and very victorian. I decided that I would do Christmas Victorian Gothic, and this is my interpretation of that. I hope the 3 participants who get my ornaments will like them. I do, and wish I had one for myself.
Cindy also sent me this wonderful chandelier piece which is already hanging up in my studio, and this wonderful new journal, that I badly need. The cards she chose went so well with the theme too. Thankyou so much to Cindy, this swap broadened my horizons.
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!