Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dressed For Winter Ornament Swap....

Snow is such an enchanting gift of nature! I love how Mother Nature cloaks the land with snow like Little Red's cape, but only in white instead of red.

I kept going round and round about how to 'dress' something for winter...the way Mother Nature does.

I played around on google....I found snowshoe rabbits, Arctic Fox, polar bears, snow leopards and snow owls...all perfectly enchanting creatures...dressed for winter.
I found enchanting cottages with thick snowy roof tops,
snowflake fairies, snow fairies and snow pixies.
I found Jack Frost and snowmen/women/ babies. So many ideas!

Here is what we are swapping:

1 beautifully crafted hand made ornament:
The ornament needs to be "dressed for winter's glory." Only 1 ornament is required.

3 "tuck ins" to round out your package.
Use your partner's profile here and keep in mind that the swaps I host are supposed to be long on creativity...NOT CASH. Consider hand making your tuck ins, I know I will!

Try using soft colors of winter like whites, soft blues, pinks. Don't forget LOTS of glitter! If you crochet, using soft fluffy yarns or yarns with a shimmery thread in it should do the trick. Put on your thinking hats and try a new medium!

And please remember to lovingly create an ornament you would find hard to part with.

Your partner's list of 10 goodies is a great place to start with tuck ins. Other ideas are:
recipes for favorite winter treats or comfort foods
a package of hot cocoa or tea
maybe some bath salts to soak frosted toes...
stash stuff...bits of ribbon and trim, baubles and buttons

If you are not part of my Year of Enchantment II and want to join this ornament swap please leave a comment and email me the following at valpowery(at)yahoo(dot)com:
  1. your name and address
  2. your blog address (you must have a regularly updated blog)
  3. 10 little things you adore
Sign up deadline is January 7th at midnight.
International players are welcome.
Shipping deadline to mail out to your partner is no later than February 19th which gives you plenty of time to create and mail out your package.
If you do not follow through on your commitment, you will not be allowed to play here again so PLEASE don't sign up unless you have the time and resources to commit to the creation and mailing of your package.

People always ask how much a swap should cost. Again, my swaps are all about creativity, not cash!
If you must have a dollar amount, I would suggest keeping your package to $5.00 before shipping cost.

Share a recipe, link to a favorite winter themed movie, show a sneak peek of what you are creating!


Kerry said...

What a pretty theme .... can't wait to get going on this one:-)

Kendall Sirak said...

Sounds like fun. :)

Holly Days Closet said...

I'm so excited I have a few thing all really going on in my head.

Doris Sturm said...

I'm glad you picked snow - I love snow and I miss it terribly. I think snow in itself looks very enchanting with its silvery will be a very nice swap. I'm looking forward to getting started...

Dogmom Diva said...

Val, I would love to be in this swap..will email you!


Something Special said...

I would love to sign up for this one too. I will be emailing you!

jillytacy said...

I've been thinking of some snowy ideas! I can't wait to get started!!!

Little Messy Missy said...


Doris Sturm said...

I got my partner's name and favorite tuck-ins list, but where can I find her profile? I don't have her blog address - can you provide that to me or is it not allowed?

Doris Sturm said...

p.s. never mind, I think I figured it out ---- I just click the name on the right and then it takes me to the blog - ooops, so sorry!