Laura from The Luckiest in Love organized a fun Ornament Swap for bloggers. Laura and I had an impromptu fabric swap weeks ago in October and I LOVE the two she sent me. I used one fabric for Thanksgiving and I've been planning to use the second fabric to make myself an apron. But, first I need to
Laura paired me with Nicole from A Sailor & His Two Girls and I couldn't be happier with the ornaments Nicole sent me. This gingerbread couple riding a candy cane sleigh is absolutely adorable! She added our initials which made me like it even more. :)
I love that she included something that reflects her state. The cardinal is Virgina's state bird.
I almost bought this cute jingle bell wreath ornament a couple weeks ago. I was so pleased to find that Nicole sent me one!
I had fun choosing ornaments for Nicole at a local Maine Made shop. I'm happy to report that they all survived the US postal system. Yay! :) I chose three starfish (subtly sparkled) and added some delicate red ribbon with white polka dots.
I jazzed up an anchor ornament a bit and added their initial. I liked the combination of the mini pine cones and anchor. Maine is the Pine Tree state but it also has lots of coastline.
I was itching to do a little something crafty that day so I whipped up this card too.
Maximus and Brewster are participating in a Pet Gift Exchange with two silky terriers from Florida. I'll be posting about their swap soon. Aren't Jasper and Precious adorable?