Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Embracing the Holidays.....


This year, things have settled down quite a bit in my world and I am wholeheartedly embracing the holidays with crafting, baking and a generally good attitude (just a little road-rage around the malls, and a bit of a bad attitude in the crowded grocery stores – but no one has gotten hurt – so far!)

I started the holiday season off early with my first batch of Peppermint Bark – especially made for one of the hubs’ golf buddies…..


I also discovered an AMAZING crafty swap hostess from Louisiana named Val – her blog is www.yarnigras.blogspot.com she crochets, does mosaics and is just an all around crafty Goddess!  I found myself her swap partner in a Vintage Halloween Swap – and was simply blown away by the package I received from her.

After that experience, I eagerly joined her annual “Handmade Christmas Ornament Swap”.   Simply create 5 handmade ornaments, send them to Val, and you will receive 5 handmade ornaments in return from a variety of different crafters using an amazing array of mediums.    

I created these ornaments for my contribution to the swap:



And what I received in return was nothing short of amazing!  





Thanks for stopping by - check back soon - I will be posting my Peppermint Bark recipe!

Shelly
Reel Girl

6 comments:

Tiffany Sonny said...

dude wholly nice on the ornaments!!! Fellow writer will follow your blog if you will promote your posts on Facebook to make sure I see them...no rss fee link here;) TS (former GF of Andrew)

Yarni Gras! said...

the ornies you sent were amazing! Thanks for the sweet compliment...hope to see more of your own craftiness in 2013!

Suzanne said...

I agree with Tiffany, please post your updates on Facebook. The ornaments are beautiful and that bark looks delicious! Nice to see you blogging again! :-)

Yarni Gras! said...

love those ornies! I know it is a bit early but I'm just popping by to wish you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you for visiting me and my little blog in Louisiana.
Val

Stacey said...

Hello Reel Girl! I received one of your ornaments from Val's Swap. It is by far my most favorite Ornament. I have a thing for paper.... Thank you!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Stacey

Liz said...

Ahhh Look you blogged again.
it was so good to see you.
We definetly can't let it be
that long.....