While I was away, our Old Farmhouse Gathering team's 'Brrrr! It's Cold' celebration started on Etsy:
I've taken a look at what my team mates have created for the celebration and as always everyone has outdone themselves! If you want to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, click here to find lots of winter and Christmas items for giving (or getting!) or search BICOFG on Etsy.
As I had already finished the four new items I made for the 'Brrrr! It's Cold' celebration, I had some time before I left to make up a couple of new Christmas ornaments to list in my Etsy shop as well. The first was a little 'Jingle Angel' ornament:
She has tiny little jingle bells haloing her head, heart buttons and a candy cane in her pocket embellished with glitter. Her wings are made from heavy weight cardstock that are also accented with glitter.
The second ornament I made was a Santa Claus ornament, I love his frayed muslin beard, hair and mustache!
I also finished up two ATC's for our Mixed Media Studio group, the theme this month was 'Magazine Clippings' which I found to be rather challenging; a collage artist I am not! So hopefully these two will fill the bill for our swap.
I am now working on an altered shoe for another one of our group challenges as well as waiting on a pattern so I can get to work on a 'What Do You See' swap. We are supplied with a pattern for an amorphous shape that we are to make into a doll or ornament for our swap partners and what we send will depend upon what we see in the pattern shape. The only rule is that we can't alter the pattern ... this should be interesting! We have other swaps and challenges in the works as well so I will post pictures as I work my way through them.
So that's it for now, think I've managed to catch up with everything I'd let 'fall back' while I was away. I'm slowing making my way around to your blogs, everyone has been very busy posting away, I had over 200 new blog posts to read on my Bloglovin reading list! I promise to visit you all soon and will be back here too when I've some new makes to share. Have a great week everyone and happy creating!