Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mitten Swap, Etc.

This Christmas I took part in Speckled Egg's Mitten Swap. Heather asked each of us to make a large mitten to swap. The one pictured above and below is the mitten I made.
The tree is made of white felted wool and decorated with silver beads and thread. The mitten itself is made of canvas, with big polka dots painted on with creamy pearly paint and lace trim.
And I made a tag to coordinate with the mitten.
In exchange for my mitten, I received this wonderful burlap mitten from Sarah of My So Called Junky Life. Don't you love the colors she used? I hung it on the inside of my front door so I can admire it all day long.
Check out all the details in the photo above.
Along with the mitten we each sent 12 packets of vintage artsy-type goodies to exchange. The packets shown above are the ones I sent.
And this is what I received in return! Each one was more exciting than the next! I can't wait to get into the studio to start playing with it all.
I also took part in the Kitty Needs A Home Charity Auction that sweet Lorraine of Paper Bird held right before Christmas along with others in her art group to benefit the Haiti Gospel Mission. And lucky me - I won this adorable Miss Holly Kitty made by the talented Julie Collings. Don't you just love her?
And this adorable primitive angel is from my friend Cerri. She sent her to me as a complete surprise. Her timing couldn't have been better. Thank you so much my friend!
Signature w/rose


kim c said...

Those mittens are adorable. And what a treasure trove of vintage goodies, so cool. Hoping you have a fabulously creative 2011.

Anonymous said...

Jackie, the mittens are so cute. What a simple idea that you can make as "over the top" or whatever theme you want. Love this.

hope said...

The mittens are adorable. What a fun idea! Happy New Year!

paperbird said...

Jeanne the mitten swap was so fun- WOW,so many creative women and I am so happy that you received your kitty, thank you for helping us with this charity.

Jessica Rodarte said...

I was the lucky recipient of the lovely mitten you made. Thank you so much! I loved the polka dots and felt Christmas tree. I hung it in my living room, and I am going to be sad when I have to put it away with my Christmas decor. The mitten you received from Sarah is so beautiful. I do love the colors!
If you are curious, the mitten I made is here. It's not as charming as yours and Sarah's, but *eh* there it is. ;)
Thank you, again, Jeanne! I love, love, love my mitten! :D

Elyse said...

wow, everything is really beautiful. i adore the glittered tag you made, the stocking sarah made for you, the surprises and prizes!

hope all is well.

wishing you health, happiness and lots of creativity in the new year!


Angela Harris said...

Such lovely creations!! The sparkly border around the image on the tag and Sarah's mitten is just awesome!

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