Another set of ornaments arrived at it’s new home today!
The following set of Tart Tin Ornaments was made by Margie in Northumberland, England for Irene in Arkansas, USA:
Thanks again for the inspiration – you might recognise the image of the children on the sledge ……. That one was actually the easiest to make. The hanging decoration had me stumped for a while until I found a piece of packaging which would fit inside the tin and hold the Vintage Santa image on top – lots of glue needed though. My favourite has to be the 3D Christmas fairy which I made using the Tim Holtz dressform die and lots of folded old music paper sheets. I love her wings and just hope these don’t come off during transit. Anyway, I’m sure a dab of glue will re-attach them if they have.
And when I commented on the unusual boat shape of the last one pictured here, she said:
The tart tins were bought at a Collectors Fair near us so I presume they are from a local source but I thought the boat shaped one was cute too. I think these were used to make pattiserie tartlets filled with cream and fresh fruit. I seem to remember my granny making these for special occasions when I was young. Pity I didn’t inherit any of hers though.
Irene was also very excited to receive her swapped ornaments:
I received my package yesterday from Margie. I love them. Such beautiful work. I am going to put them on my tree this year. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Another set of complete treasures, in my book! Don’t these talented ladies deserve some extra cheers and encouragements?
Even Margie picked one of my earlier graphics for one of her ornaments, and I was equally surprised about her idea, using the sleigh ride children (click on image below to go to my post):
I am soooo going to copy this idea too!!! lol
Did you miss out on the planning of this swap? This is what my swappers signed up for back in September:
- Each swap is for a set of 3 ornaments. Either 1 tart tin swap or 1 cookie cutter swap, swapped with one swap buddy
- Deadline November 15th to craft your ornaments, take pictures and get the packages ready
- Send pictures to me of the finished ornaments
- Alert me when the swapped ornaments arrive at their new home
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