Thursday, 27 December 2007

Wish I may wish I might ~ wish you all the best for 2008

This angelic fairy in all her antique finery arrived this Christmas from my friend
Niki in a private swap. Niki asked if I would make her one of my ballet boot lavender sachets in exchange for one of her special fairies.

WELL I was absolutely thrilled and anyone who has followed my blog over the last year can see that Niki's fairies and dolls are a big favourite in our home and I was over the moon that she would make me one of these special Christmas fairies in a swap for me.
She also sent me a lovely little rosy pot filled with trims, laces, the most beautiful buttons and the most adorable blue bird card that a girl could ever wish for. Thank you Niki!

Well just before it all gets put away until next year here are the last things I have created in 2007, these 3 wreaths.

I don't know where I found the time but anyway I managed to make some things just for me this Christmas. I love wreaths and made 2 large white wreaths and a smaller one. This first one is my winter ice wreath and has lots of pale blue and white baubles and some magnificent 3D snowflakes.
The next one was for my eldest daughter, she wanted white and silver (sorry not the greatest of photo's - will try again and put the pic on flickr)

This next one is very quick and easy to do. This is my ice queen wreath, and holds all my fav rhinestone pins.

All you do is buy a polystyrene wreath cover it in your fav ribbon (I have silky snowflake ribbon), wrapping it around evenly, gluing at the bottom. Make yourself some cute bows and a streamer and then put your fav rhinestone pins in.

Hey presto - one opulent wreath. I might keep this one up long after Christmas.

Well all that's left to say now is:-



Sweet Remembrance said...

Love the colors...
Your wreaths are charming indeed!
Happy New Year...

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Such a beautiful blog! I hope you don't mind.... I added you to my blog under my Wonderful Blogs Recently Found Link. I love it here and will definitely be back!
Southern Lady's Vintage

Saucy said...

The wreaths are divine. I found the same WISH ornament when I was visiting the US early in December and I'm going to keep it up all year long and wish to visit again soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny, gorgeous post, we adore your wreaths, they are really beautiful, the colours are just lovely. Happy New Year ! Jenn and Jacqui

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
I'm so glad that the fairy flew in, in time for Christmas! Hope you enjoy using all of the little trims and lace.

Your wreaths are stunning - the colours are just beautiful - you clever girl, you!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year with lots of happiness, health and many successes.
Love Niki x

Anita said...

Dear Ginny!

I hope your Christmas was merry and bright but looking (and admiring) at all the wonderful picutres of your cosy home, I am sure it was!

Thanks a lot for all the wonderful picutres you shared with us on your blog. Coming here is always a great delight! (Although I did not always have the time to leave a comment).

By the way, I finally finished my ribbon memory board yesterday and and I will put some hearts of our nostalgic hearts swap on you! I still adore your very special lavender heart every day since it has a very place at my creative room.

Happy New Year to you and your family! And I am already looking forward to all your new creations in 2008!

Best wishes,

twinkleshabbystar said...

What fabulous yummies! Your fairy doll is sooo enchanting and sweet. LOVE her! Your wreaths are sooo beautiful! My fav has to be the last one with the vintage rhinestone pins. GORGEOUS! Im with you I would leave it up way past Christmas. Enjoy it!!! :)
Best wishes for you in 2008! HAPPY NEW YEAR! XO

Lori said...

Ginny, what a sweet little angel that Niki made for you, adorable...and i just LOVE the wreaths you made, favorite is the white and sliver but all are stunning:) have a wonderful New Years!!!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i love all of your pretties and the doll from niki - WOW! you lucky, lucky girl! =) maybe some day... i would love to have one of her dolls. happy new year! debbie

tamy said...

Your wreaths are GORGEOUS!!
I love every one!
Happy New Year
Cant wait to see more...

Vintage Amethyst said...

Your wreaths are beautiful.
New Year wishes to you, I hope it brings you much happiness.
love Alison x

Jeannene said...


Love your music and little picture in your upper right hand, I have that one too.


Sea Angels said...

Oh Hi Ginny, lovely postings and yes I adore your fairy, what a super swop for both of you.
I wanted to say Happy New Year, lets hope it's a good one, have a great night
Lynn xx

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Ginny

Looking forward to seeing lots more lovely posts from you in 2008! Love the ribbon wreath with the rhinestones - so simple but so effective.

Thanks for your good wishes! Happy New Year to you all - perhaps we'll get to meet in 2008 (especially if Niki has another 'open day'!).

Sue x

Anonymous said...

Thank You Happy New Year Health Wealth and Love. Denise Massachusetts

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Happy New Year Ginny! I love your gorgoeus did such a pretty job on them! It was on my to do list this year and never got done so hopefully next year. :))

Niki's dolls are so so special and I have always admired them on your blog throughout the year. This one is very special! xoxo

Sadie Lou said...

Your wreaths are gorgeous! I, too, am looking forward to seeing this year's creations from all my lovely Flickr friends!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny, we are just popping by again, we often visit, love your music, love to browse your past blogs before we 'met' you, we just love visiting!! We too look forward to your beautiful creations and posts in 2008! Jenn and Jacqui

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to have found you!! Some time ago I was admiring your beautiful Marie Antoinette blog and then I LOST you. When I found you again in the blogging maze I was sooo happy!! I can look at your beautiful site all day. Now, thanks to your inspiration and creativity my laundry pile will again go sad!

Karen Eileen

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your visit. Yes, you did see my tees at French garden House. Lidy is a dear friend of mine. In fact, I have a French version of one of my designs just for her.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Karen Eileen

Anita said...

Dear Ginny!

I was so pleased to find you warm words about my gardening year on my blog the other day! Thank you so much... ;-))

I still owe you an answer to your question about TILDA. No, it's not magazine. It's acutally a little doll created by the Norvegian artist Tone Finnanger. I found one of her most wonderful books in November and immediately felt in love with her creations (did you see her roses on my current post?). My favourite book so far is called "Sew pretty Homestyle".

There will be lots of more TILDA things on my blog soon!

Best wishes from Germany,

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling,hope y'all had a great holidays,have gotton home from hospital and hope to do some art next week.xxoo

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous blog! And lovely artwork!
Sandra Evertson

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Ginny,
What a beautiful fairy, I've admired Niki's fairies for ages but have never been quick enough to get one! Saw your ballet boot that you swapped on Niki's blog, that's beautiful too, as are all your things. Happy New Year to you and looking forward to lots more lovely posts.
best wishes,
Lucy x

She'sSewPretty said...

Those wreaths are just gorgeous!!
I'm wishing you all the best in 2008!

Roxie said...

I almost fell off my chair when I saw those wreathes. OMG!!! Love the colors and the jewels. I would definitely be keeping those up all year long
Happy New Year to you. I found your blog at Angelina's, I'll be visiting again soon.