Thursday, November 10, 2011
Little Christmas Houses!
Christmas House Ornament Swap!
This holiday season I am participating in several "swaps." Many crafty bloggers organize groups of like-minded friends and swap tags, cards, or ornaments. It's a lot of fun, but if you are a newbie...like myself...it can be a little daunting. What if my creations aren't good enough? Will I be invited back?
We don't grow if we don't take chances. So I am sharing with you my contributions to Cindy's Neighborhood Ornament Swap. Cindy hosts Rick-Rack and Gingham where she shares stories about her life in Texas. The assignment was to make an ornament that is shaped like a house or trailer. My theme was "'Fixer-uppers." I have quite a collection of those little made-in-Japan paper houses that were popular in the 40s and 50s. I thought it might be fun to transform them into little Christmas candy houses.
The houses were upgraded with new snow, some new windows and doors (if needed), glitter, vintage buttons and graphics and lot's of tiny candies and gingerbread. The landscaping was also upgraded to include new trees and tiny little snowmen or toys. I sure hope the new owners like them.
I am grateful that my husband encourages me in my creative endeavors. He cuts wood and drills holes and gets things down from really high places. He tells me that Christmas would never be the same without me. I can't imagine a Christmas without him. I am the lucky one.
Don't forget to leave a comment on the Gingerbread post!