Thursday, December 29, 2011

Spun Cotton for a Wedding

Something new from me that I'll be adding to my creations in 2012 will be personalized wedding pieces made in the spun cotton.  

I've done many special request pieces for various collectors, however, this is my first attempt at a wedding piece.

In mid December I received a request to do a personalized  spun cotton ornament for a New Years Eve wedding from a customer who is very special to me.  She gave me some ideas as to the theme of the wedding, some lines from a song, the colors and that she has always loved the way I create my bunnies, so she suggested a pair of spotted hares.

My creative juices started flowing and I immediately started making a spun cotton basket.  With a basket I knew it could be displayed many different ways and be used not only as a hanging ornament but also I make my baskets so that they can stand on their own so it could also be used as a cake topper.
Next came the spotted bunnies and trying to keep a gentle hand on the shading so as to keep the cuteness factor ;-)

 My attention to details have gained me accolades from my customers and I have to  smile as I watch someone pick up a piece and discover first, the obvious, and then the subtle, then the smiles that come across their face.

I met with my customer yesterday to personally deliver this creation and we sat and chatted over a wonderful lunch. When I presented her my creation, I watched as she discovered the details and saw her smile grow across her face......that is priceless in my book!

For those who know of my work, you've seen that I always include a little phrase at the bottom of my Etsy listings, which states
(made with love and imagination)
I truly love what I do and I'm grateful to all who keep me inspired to push forward and stretch my creativity  and imagination.

My thanks to Kate for choosing me to create this special keepsake.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing everyone joy for a Happy Holiday season!

I'm down to the wire putting final touches on my handmade creations for the family, wrapping all the packages,  preparing the menu for the feast and hopefully have some time to clean up the cobwebs and those pesky dust bunnies.

I can tell that my husband, Jim, is feeling much better today after his surgery as he has placed this yard decoration in our front yard!   Our "Skelly Ho-Ho" dashing with Blitzen!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks!

Thank you so much to all who responded to my Spun Cotton ornament  collectors sale yesterday!  All of the ornaments except 2 have been packaged and shipped to their new homes!
My 2 remaining ornaments have now been listed in my Etsy Shop so if anyone is looking for something special and handmade this year stop by and take a look!

Come discover the beauty of spun cotton ornaments!  I've taken my research of the vintage spun cotton ornaments and have put my own unique "spin" on them. 

Find these now along with a couple others in the Etsy Shop

 "Dash Away, dash away" features and elegant Santa in white on his candy can car filled with sweet treats!
 "Fa-la-la" features a spun cotton sleigh with antiqued silver runners and an adorable snowman dressed in polka dots!  He's ready to go gliding thru the snow.

 Want to be in the know?
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These represented my last update for 2011 as I need to take time making preparations for our family Christmas which is very important to me.....

however, my mind is always "spinning" and....

I'm already thinking about Valentines Day ornament designs ;-}  Keep a watchful eye or get on the list!