Sunday, 8 March 2009

Get Your Gaudy Knitted Jumpers On, Because...

...it's time for Noel Edmonds' Multi-Coloured Swap Shop!!!

What am I on about, exactly? Well - trades, actually. Personally, I've never before taken part in one. Until now. And look what I got!!

The delightful 'Let It Snow' polar bear artwork packed full of gorgeousness is by mimilove forever. When I first saw her work last year, I was intrigued by the way that she paints beautiful images of animals in watercolour on canvas, and then goes one step further and embellishes each one with stitchery, sequins and beads. I was hooked. And now look....he's mine!! In reality, in my hands, on my wall, he is simply amazing. We are all in love with him. He is perfection.

Karen (mimilove) gave me a completely free reign to make her anything at all (well, ok, maybe a brooch, she decided). I panicked a bit. Mr Bear arrived very quickly (I wish I'd photographed him in his wrapping - it was such an expert job. A work of art in itself!). What if Karen didn't like what I made for her...? What if she was...disappointed...??

Especially as I was so thrilled with Mr Bear.

Eeek!! Anyhow, I threw myself into a mass of colours and got on with it. Took a deep breath and posted off my fabric jewels. And I think she likes them!! I still think that I got the best deal...thanks, Karen xx It made my week!

4 comments:

mimilove forever said...

snigger..top deletion there old fruit! ;0)

Truly a pleasure and I'll raise your marrows (matron) and see you a Michelin woman..if you lok closely there's probably a smattering of cake crumbs amongst the snowflakes x;0)

Bairbre Aine said...

How delightful for the two of you.
Your fabric jewelry is lovely!
And what a cute and clever snow bear painting.

Equally jealous am I.

Now, I'm hosting a Pay It Forward round, I've got room for one more...if you are interested????

Nip over to my blog and scroll down to the post with the heart, and read the one following.

If I may tempt you...I've sending four, yest four wee treasures in my package :)

Cheers~
Bairbre Aine

Kendall Micayla said...

How cool! I love your pieces, they are beautiful!
The snow bear is so cute!
Kendall

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

This is a great story, let alone two great creations. Again, I love the colors you use. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.