Even though I'm woefully behind with my to do list this Christmas and Holiday Season, this is truly my favorite time of year. I'm a sentimental and rather sappy gal, and this season brings out these traits in spades, sometimes much to my dismay when I end up weeping over a particular Christmas song or twenty! My dear husband just laughs and shakes his head when he sees this.
As a result of this never-ending sappiness, one of my favorite things to do every year is to decorate the Christmas tree, and I'm always on the lookout for that particular ornament. You know the one, right? That perfect combination of beauty, meaning and that specific "feel"...yep, that's the ornament I want on my tree!
So of course, when Sally Russick, of Wireworked, mentioned that she was thinking of having a Holiday Ornament Swap Hop, I jumped right on that with both feet and big ole splash! I was very excited about the whole thing, and couldn't wait to find out who my partner was!
Turns out, my partner was the wildly talented Mallory Hoffman, who's an awesome lampworker. I was so excited when I realized this - I love lampwork. But then again, who doesn't? Right? Right. ;)
Eagerly, I awaited my package. And when it arrived, the kids and I hurried into the office to open it up and ohh and ahh. And boy, did we all ohh and ahh! Who wouldn't, when this is what they find?
Isn't it just lovely??
The details, and the colors are just so yum!
That hat, with the incredible swirls, and the scarf? Oh wow, I'm just in total awe of what those who play with fire and glass can do!
And of course, I have to show you the ornie on my tree....I do, however, with that my camera liked taking tree pictures better. ::sigh:: Ah well ;) (I should say it's probably me, and not the camera! LOL)
Anyway, thanks so much, Mallory, we all love your sweet little Santa!
And what did I send Mallory, you ask? Here's the ornament I sent to her, which you can also see on her blog:
It's a polymer clay bird that I made, with some lovely SueBeads lampwork, and a Swarovski briolette. Simple. And I hope Mallory liked it!
Would you like to see who else is playing along? Well, here's the Holiday Ornament Swap Hop Partner List!
And to keep you feeling the magic of the season, I'll leave you with a song from Christmas playlist that gets put on repeat. And causes laughter ;)