One of my first blogging buddy's was Dorthe of Den Lille Lade, a truly gifted maker of dolls & other beautiful things. She always has a sweet word for me & has encouraged me in many ways. We recently made a Christmas trade & look at who arrived all the way from Denmark.
Dorthe calls them frairies, I think she's my Christmas angel. The workmanship is impeccable. I have admired them from pictures, but to hold her in my hand is quite different.
I love her eyes & the expression on her face.
And look at her wings! A buttefly helps her fly!
She included a tag, see the map? Can you read it? 'Bornholm-Where I live' I Love IT! Every time I think of Dorthe I'll look at her tag & know where Bornholm is. Dorthe, my angel- fairie is magical & will sit in my studio after the holidays. Thank you so much!
My dear friend Charlene of My Hearts Ease hosted a wonderful Christmas tea for her gal pals yesterday. What a treat during this busy time to spend time in beautiful surroundings, eating yummy food & giggling with your peeps. Her house is absolutely darling, every nook & cranny. I was too busy eating to take many pictures, but I did manage to get a couple between mouthfuls.
The table was gorgeous, LOVE the centerpiece!!
And this wreath hangs in her bathroom! You know I am in awe of anyone who includes the potty in their seasonal decorating. I bought Christmas Sponge Bob Dixie cups for the kids, does that count? Thank you Charlene for taking time out in this busy time to pamper your friends in such a special way.
The holidays have always been a time of reflection for me. As I look back over this past year I see so much to be grateful for. A loving partner, three amazing healthy children, a safe home, close & supportive family, the list is long. Among the things I am thankful for this year are the friendships I value so, so much. I have tried very hard to keep my blog light hearted, but at risk of getting too mushy I have to say that this year has been life changing. To start this blog where I put my life & art 'out there' for all to see was so frightening. It took a month for me to hit the 'publish' key on my first post, but the support I've received has made this blog thing addicting! I look forward everyday to reading about all of the creative & fun things my friends are doing. Reading your comments gives me cofidence to push myself further & take more risks. To friends near & far, thank you from the bottom of my heart!