A CHRISTMAS STOCKING SWAP
On my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group
we had a Secret Santa Stocking Swap
We were to embellish an elegant stocking
and then fill it with little gifts for each other
One item at least needed to be embellished
with non other than... Marie Antoinette
I was to send to Terri Lynn and this is what I
created for her
A creme colored, moire satin stocking
to which I added vintage ruffled lace to the cuff
along with a strand of rhinestones and several
organza and ribbon flowers that had some
cream tulle behind it.
I then added vintage, crinkled rayon ribbon
down the front and topped that with rhinestones
On the toe is a rosette of tulle and flowers.
On a silk sheet I printed out an image of Marie
and made that into a tag to hang on the stocking
this was also embellished with ribbon, lace,
and a touch of glitter.
Inside I place all manner of surprises for Terri...
rubber and clear stamps, rayon ribbons,
Marie tags, tea dyed circle tags, a few
vintage French pins,
a little Marie sticky note pad.
Just fun, things I knew she would
For a special treat,
I created one of my Button Faeries
using buttons from my vintage collection.
The little sentiment was from a Yogi tea and was sitting in the gift box
One more extra gift was a little angel
from the Kelly Rae collection
I received a stocking from Kris, who acted as hostess
for this fun swap.
A very rich and elegant velvet, satin and brocade
affair filled with wonderful laces, glitter, German
scrap, and trim.
This beautiful shrine ornament
was one of her creations and it's about 5"
and the photo does not do it justice I can tell you!
It found a perfect spot on the wall in my nest
so I can enjoy it all year.
This collection of peacock charms and embellishments
are especially dear since we decided that Marie's
muse and mascot would be the peacock
which we named(after having a very fun contest)
Prince Pierre Paon.
This was a very thoughtful, AND amusing addition
Thank you so much, Kris for a lovely swap
and a beautiful stocking and gifts.
I have the week off and so many things on my
'TO DO LIST'
And I have lots more to share, including a fun day
trip taken when two of my little birds and one special
daughter-in-law were here.........and two new
members of the clan here at Faerieluna........
and so much more.
So until then............have a beautiful day!!