09-25-2009, 08:59 PM
Due date: Dec. 4, 2009
Sign-up: no deadline just be sure you can get it to me by Dec. 4, 2009 or I will return it to you.
Number of participants: many I hope, no limit

Let’s treat each other to a new ornament for our Christmas tree based on your choice of one subject of the Twelve Days of Christmas. This ornament needs to be completely hand made, no purchasing an ornament and gluing glitter to it or something like that. It can be made of fabrics, fibers, dominoes, clay, some type of sturdy papers such as mat boards, beads, knitted, crocheted, glass/slide. The work must be completely finished and creative. This ornament must be in my mailbox by December 4, 2009. Please include a self-addressed mailing label and a little extra postage to help me with return costs. One ornament is sufficient. If you wish to send a couple more I will return to you the number you sent in exchanges.
Primary requirement is you do your best and have fun. Dream a little.

Longhorn Annie-withdrew

09-27-2009, 10:33 AM
I'd like to play! I have one large tree devoted to only handmade ornies....as full as it is each year I still find room for one more!

09-27-2009, 08:20 PM
Welcome Arte'.

09-28-2009, 09:48 AM
Sounds like fun, sign me up please :)

09-28-2009, 08:00 PM
Ibus, glad you found us, welcome!

10-03-2009, 12:00 PM
Boosting this thread, we need more players.

10-03-2009, 08:21 PM
sign me up - always on board for this type of swap :)

10-04-2009, 01:42 PM
Laaa Laaa Laaa....seven swans a' swimming....Laa Laa Laa.....
Here's one of my ornaments
Hand made with my own design.
Materials: White Wool, DMC floss red #816, green #890, and black, poly fiber fill, black acrylic paint (beak).
Size: 7"H x 7.5"L x 2.5" W (will add a silk cord loop for hanging)
Swans are one of my favorite country motifs. They symbolize devotion.

10-04-2009, 01:53 PM
oh Dar that is beautiful - love the elegant lines of your swan.

10-04-2009, 04:04 PM
:twitcy: I've finished my ornament, but have to start all over again as I didn't read the requirements properly!! :eek:


10-04-2009, 09:55 PM
You are in "Goat"

10-04-2009, 09:56 PM
Oh "she" is so beautiful Arte'.

10-04-2009, 11:53 PM
Oh Ibus....don't do that!!! Just keep adding to it.....I'm sure a li'l Partridge Birdie would be happy to perch on this beautiful ornie. You could add a sprig of wire for a branch and cut a few lil' pears and make a lil' felt birdie....or one of any of the other 11 themes of the 12 days!!!

10-05-2009, 05:59 AM
It's not a big problem Art, I've got another ornament swop to do and I make a new ornament for our tree every year, so it won't go to waste!

10-05-2009, 05:38 PM
I agree seems like you could add one of 12 images to it. Love the ornament.

10-09-2009, 08:14 PM
Any more players interested? This is a very special swap, great artists.

10-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Hi gals....just a note to let ya know my ornies went postal today....enjoy Jan!

10-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Mark two is finished! I just need to take a photo and then get it sent off.

10-13-2009, 09:08 PM
ArteDar your beautiful swan arrived today. It is soooo pretty, thanks.

10-14-2009, 11:54 AM
Here's my contribution to this swap. Two Turtle Doves.

10-14-2009, 12:36 PM
oh pretty Jan - I have an idea of what I want to do - just not sure what medium I want to use yet.

10-14-2009, 07:57 PM
Sounds like fun Debra.

10-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Here's my contribution to this swap.
Gorgeous Jan....laaa laaa laaaa 'two turtle doves'...laa laaa laaa.
I think using the domino is brilliant!

10-15-2009, 04:13 PM
Thanks Doll!

10-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Mark 2 :) I'll pop it in the mail tomorrow. With luck it'll get there on time ;)


10-16-2009, 12:24 AM
Tell me they ain't all from your X's!!!!ROFL!!!

I have that same ornament pattern and use it with stiff/card stock paper (holiday designs and music sheets). I punch the holes and then sew up on all the sides but one. I put a lil' angle inside sitting on cotton....to see it you place fingers on top and thumb on bottom and pinch....it's a pleasant surprise. I have done non~holiday ones as well....so much fun to make and include a loop or wire for hanging and the bottom trims.

10-16-2009, 12:42 AM
These are so kewl I just had to take pix and share.

10-16-2009, 10:16 AM
Ibus, the rings are beautiful. Don't worry it should make it here on time. I know you are having some postal problems right now but hey let's keep positive.
Arte those are really cute too!

10-21-2009, 03:35 PM
Just boosting this thread, some beautiful ornaments are arriving come join us and fill in our 12 days.

10-21-2009, 03:54 PM
I am hovering with intent and subscribing for now. Will do my best but I am not signing up till its done!!!

10-21-2009, 03:56 PM
Ibus those are beautiful!

10-24-2009, 12:24 AM
Since I've been on an ornament kick lately, please sign me up. :)

10-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Oh Welcome "key" we need more players to have the 12 Days of Christmas on our trees.
Ibus, your beautiful ornaments arrived today. Gosh they are much prettier than on your posting. They are metallic, very lovely. The bead tassel really adds a lot to them. Thanks for this entry.

10-24-2009, 04:21 PM
Phew, I'm so glad they got there!

10-27-2009, 08:26 PM
Welcome absentia, no size limit just have fun you know "dancing" "nesting", "nesting", "milking" and the such.

10-28-2009, 09:46 PM
I'd like to join. So do we just make one ornament? I have an ornament post going on too. I just did it today but I'm not sure if people will want to join.

10-28-2009, 11:22 PM
Yes Moony, just one ornament with a theme of one of the 12 Days of Christmas.

11-03-2009, 02:27 PM
Here's my contribution! I decided to do "3 French Hens". :)

11-03-2009, 06:47 PM
Oh "key" is that lovely. Is it made out of felt?

11-03-2009, 09:39 PM
It's actually Christmas ribbon which reminds me of cross stitch/needle point canvas. I doubled it up (to hide the strings from adding the beads and ribbon), painted the hens using water colors, attached them and the green ribbon on both sides, and then hand stitches the sides closed.

It's about 6 inches in length, not including the green ribbon at the top for hanging.

11-04-2009, 06:39 PM
My ornament is in the mail!

11-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Very, very nice.

11-04-2009, 11:52 PM
i would like to sign up! i'm surprised more people haven't signed up for this one.
love your ornament, keys!

11-05-2009, 05:52 PM
Welcome Sun'. Frankly I thought it would go better too but maybe some are just getting into the Christmas muse.

11-08-2009, 07:49 PM
Welcome back Annie and welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas swap.

11-10-2009, 01:24 AM
keysandcastles, your beautiful French Hens arrived today, what a treasure it is. This is really turning into a wonderful swap ladies.

11-10-2009, 03:36 AM
Thanks for letting me know. :)

11-17-2009, 03:53 PM
Hi Jan, Can I Join this swap? I sounds fun!


11-17-2009, 09:18 PM
Oh so glad you stopped by Cindy, sure you're "in".

11-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Absentia's Three French Hens arrived, really a unique ornament, lots of fun. The ornaments are so creative and arriving with all types of mediums; thanks Absentia.

11-23-2009, 11:08 AM
I did four calling birds - they are will be heading your way today :)
got pics but will have post later - still on my camera

11-23-2009, 06:34 PM
Thanks for letting us know, eager to see pics.

11-23-2009, 06:46 PM
Mine are on the way too......

11-24-2009, 02:04 AM
i just finished my ornament! well, i have to go back and solder one of the jump rings better and then it will really be done.
it's so cute! it's the first time i ever made anything like it and i want to keep it. lol i'll get a pic of it to post and package it up soon.

11-25-2009, 11:00 AM
Thanks "spunky" and "Sun" for letting us know, eager to see them. Sunswirl you should make on for yourself while you've got everything out. Hope each of you have a wonder Thanksgiving and a great weekend.

11-26-2009, 01:22 AM
Received "spunky's" ornament today, infact she sent a few and they are so cute. Thanks Cindy for playing along.

11-27-2009, 10:49 PM
Goatgoddess, your wonderful "4 Calling Birds" arrived, they are really, really special, thanks.

11-28-2009, 03:37 PM
Mine went in the mail yesterday! I had sooo much fun with this one!

11-29-2009, 06:03 PM
Sunswirl, will let you know when it arrives. Thanks for letting us know it is on the way.

12-01-2009, 01:26 AM
Sunswirl, your ornament arrived today, very nice. Haven't heard anything from "Longhorn"
the rest are all here. I plan to swap them out this coming weekend and will post them on Monday morning, want you to have them in time to hang on your trees.
Thanks to each of you that handled this swap responsibly it sure makes my job easier.

12-01-2009, 01:51 AM
woo hoo! so glad it got there safely! thanks for letting me know, Jan :)

12-02-2009, 05:52 PM
OK, you gals all have your ornaments in, whew. Longhorn has withdrawn from swap so I will package these out and sent them on their way, hopefully tomorrow.
Thanks for a wonderful swap hope you enjoy your creations.

12-02-2009, 07:51 PM
oooh, yay! we put up our tree yesterday and we're decorating it on friday! i'll leave a special spot for my special ornament! can't wait to see which one i get!

12-03-2009, 01:30 AM
Thanks Jan for a very fun swap! I can't wait to see the ornament.

12-03-2009, 02:39 AM
Just finished sealing the packages and they for sure will go out tomorrow morning. I think you will all be surprised. Hoping that Ibus gets her's before the holiday, it has a long journey. Postal Service says by the end of this week they could not promise overseas mail to get to its destination by Christmas.
Please be sure to give your ornament recipient a "you rock" perk and don't forget to give a trader rating to me as host. This is the proper way of concluding these swaps.

12-05-2009, 02:24 PM
I received my package today!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I'm blown away....yep, I opened it so I can put it on my tree when it goes up!
TYTYTY Jan.....the hostess gifty (i think) of the wool pear and paper scoll birdies is sooo dang adorable....melts my heart!
The chain of 4 calling birds is STUPENDOUS!!! I don't know who made it but I so LOVE it!
Need a name to give some love/reps....and I'll look back thru the thread to see if I can find the maker....it's soooooo lovely!

12-05-2009, 08:45 PM
I also received my package today!!! I got Jan's amazing two turtle doves. The way it's made with the domino is so cool. It's even better in person! Also, thank you for the kind host gift. The partridge in a pear tree is so creative.

12-05-2009, 10:47 PM
Thanks ladies for the update, guess the Postal system isn't too bogged down.

12-06-2009, 06:00 AM
Awesome 2 turtle doves ornament from spunkygal! Thanks for hosting, Jan, and for the wonderful anticipation ATC!

12-06-2009, 06:11 AM
WOW! My package arrived today also. Thanks so much keysandcastles for the awsome 3 French hens ornament. it will be darling on my tree. Thanks bunches to Jan for hosting and for the darling 'Partridge in a Pear Tree felted ornament. It is so cute!

12-06-2009, 09:05 PM
Hooray, more packages arrived, Yeh Postal system, thanks ladies for the perks and the smiles I am reading between your words.

12-09-2009, 12:42 AM
Got mine yesterday and they are both so lovely!!!

thanks so much for hosting Jan - off to leave rep points for Ibus for the five golden rings - who did the lovely needle felted pear? I'm sure it's noted somewhere but I'm not seeing it - too sleepy I think <G>

12-09-2009, 01:20 AM
Debra, I did the Pear in the Tree as a hostess gift to you. We are almost to the end of this journey. When absentia and Ibus report in we will have this swap done. Great fun ladies.

12-09-2009, 03:50 AM
Jan, I put a loop on the top of the Anticipation card and made it into an ornament! Now I have 3 handmade ornaments from AFA on the tree! YAY!

12-09-2009, 12:58 PM
Good idea.

12-15-2009, 06:27 AM
My ornaments arrived today and they're gorgeous! Thanks so much to Jan for organising this swop and the fabulous felted pear and to ArteDar for the incredible swan! :jiggy:

12-15-2009, 05:52 PM
I just knew those birds could make the long journey. Relieved to know they made it.

01-09-2010, 11:15 AM
I'm going to move this thread to archive tomorrow. Have sent Pm's to absentia with no response. Today I noticed she hasn't been on this site since Nov. 29. This is the sad part of these trades. I'm so sorry for the one participant who did not received a "you Rock" from her. If you let me know I'll post one for you. Hope we "play" again ladies very soon, thanks to each of you for bringing so much joy into my Christmas season..