Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Swap and WOYWW

Here's a little sneak peek at some ornaments I am making for a Christmas ornament swap.
I used Red Lead's old fashioned ornament shape and a fun vintage image and stamps.  I remember as a kid flying down a hill like this on my wooden sled while  I steered with my feet.  These need to be mailed off by next week, so that's why they are on my workdesk today.  This project brought back happy memories for me,  I am always so amazed at the power of art to invoke feelings!  I'll post the finished project after I send these off.

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  1. Can't wait to seee them finished. Yes, I had a sled when I was a kid too, good memories
    Krisha #40

  2. They look great so far! Have a great week, trace x 46

  3. They look fab...I remember sledding and tobogganing too.
    When the girls were small, we lived in the Okanagan...BC's hot, dry, semi arid area...all our grapes and soft fruits are grown there. It get quite cold in the winter and lots of snow.

    Boy how they loved to sled and tobaggon too. I think every child should have a chance to experience that freedom of flying down a hill.

  4. Beautiful Barb. I love the vintage look of your baubles. I remember snowy days when there was enough snow to use snow skates - now all we seem to get is slush! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 16

  5. Those look fun ,you've been busy , hope you show us when finished.

  6. They look lovely and fun
    FAMFA 29

  7. We rarely get enough snow for sledging here! :o( I'm loving your cards. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 89)

  8. Yes let's all be jolly. Fun and colorful. I'll have to subscribe so I can see the finished ornaments. I'm the cricket that just joined.Jiminy Cricket was my favorite Disney character. I see Darnell...she knows all the good stops.

  9. Beautiful ornaments for your swap.

  10. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

  11. Your decorations look like keepers, really lovely and traditional.
    Jo x
    thanks for stopping by

  12. These are wonderful, someone will be very lucky to be hanging these on their trees.

    Thanks for visiting the bears today. :)

  13. Great ornaments, full of colour and life... happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  14. The children look so happy, a very cheery project.
    Have a good week
    X Julie(paperpathway)

  15. Fun memories, indeed, Barb! Delightful vintage ornaments!
    We lived in Jollyville as children, didn't we, no matter what was happening in the real world.

    Thanks for coming by to visit me already and have a great week!! Darnell #59

  16. Great memories, Christmas for us is all about BBQ's in the hot sun. It's usually over 30deg C but we have a great time in the pool. Hard to believe you guys are in the snow at the same time.
    Beautiful ornaments.
    Have a great week.
    Von #45

  17. your ornaments look great - hope I´ll get one!