I think I may have mentioned (didn't I?) that I was working on an altered matchbox and ATC for holiday trades with two of my good friends.
I hand painted both sides of a square of paper for a pinwheel for Paige's box
Shaping the pinwheel on my vise
It was driving me crazy! Cutting and pasting and totally destroying my studiolo.
When good magazines go bad
The red and black fretwork is taken from a magazine advertisement. I used an Exacto to carefully cut out the openings and pasted a number of different images underneath
Not to mention the angst involved over my crafty talents and whether mine would compare with Michelle' trained artistry or Paige's amazing imagination.
Paige To Lora
Paige To Michelle
Lovely to report that I'm verrry pleased with my own offerings and stunned by the four lovely gifts I received.
Michelle To Paige
Michelle to Lora
We enjoyed ourselves so much that we're planning on doing another smaller trade (or two) before the end of this year.
Lora to Michelle
Lora To Michelle (Detail)
Lora To Paige
Here's to more fun and frivolity in 2009! Enjoy y'all. That's why we're here.