Our hostess for this swap is Marsha of Sassy Mini Dolls. I was attempting to limit the number of swaps I was participating in (remember when I was looking for my local chapter of SA, Swappers Anonymous?) when Marsha announced her swap. I HAD to sign up though - because it was Marsha!
She was one of the first bloggers I met when I entered the blogisphere about 8 months ago. She's been a cheerleader, an awesome swap partner, an inspiration, (check out her blog and you'll KNOW what I'm talking about!), a sweetheart and now a dear friend.
And what's one more ornament in the big picture anyway? I decided I could use a break from paper and burlap and pulled out the beeswax.
Here's what I made for my partner, Kate of Crazy Purple Mom.
I used this vintage Brown Bag Cookie Mold to make the bear,
then finished him with some pigment highlights and a Christmas plaid ribbon for hanging.
Kate does absolutely beautiful cross-stitch and gifted me with not only this very special ornament, but a cross-stitched tea towel and some funky buttons as well!
Many thanks again Kate for these cherished gifts.
I hope you'll all stop back tomorrow. It's the start of See you then!
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