Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Winners and Snowgirl Auction!


This is my last ebay offering for the year...
and oh what a wonderful year it has been!
As I look back and reflect, I am so thankful for the many gifts God has given,
and for the ability to humbly create with my hands. 
And I am so very thankful for all of you! 
The kind words you leave at my door,
and the totally unique expressions you share on your blogs
continually amaze and inspire me. 
Although I cannot give each of you a physical gift...
the gift I can give you is my admiration.
Sprinkled with lots of encouragement
 to continue to create wondrous things! 
Merry Merry Christmas dear friends. 
much love, Rose

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas is just around the corner...Giveaway, Gnomes and Icicle Men


Please meet my little Blue Gnome. 
 Well, only her hair is blue...not her mood!
She is quite excited to find out where her new home will be.
 And if there might be a present for her under the tree there.
I have named her P'nilli,
 a quirky little name for a quirky little Gnome.
  She and I have spent a lot of "thinking time" together
 while working on her jointing. 
 Now that my efforts with her are done, 
I really wanted someone special to have her.
 I could think of no one better
than one of my blog friends! 
 So, I offer her to you as my first Christmas giveaway. 
I wish I could give something to each and every one of you,
but P'nilli and the jovial little Icicle Man below
is all I have this time.
 What  I can give each of you, however,
is a *visual* piece of my heart
during my favorite time of year.
Please visit my ebay auction.
  There you will find a living Christmas Card
 I created with much care for you!
  You have been a tremendous source of blessing
 to me this year
and I dearly wanted to show you
 how much I value your friendship...
 P'nilli's joints are made of durable, bendable cording
which tends to hold it's bend. 
 But her knees are not strong enough
 for her to stand on her own.
  She is a bit self conscious about that...
but she does sit so pretty on all sorts of fun things. 
Not real sure yet if she will arrive with the pink teacup
 or a lovely silver chair I have made for her.
The Icicle Man was a pure flight of the imagination.
  Have you ever heard of Icicle People?!
Surely icicles have personalities too...
and sure enough along came Pickering the caroling Icicle. 
He can hold his own in the baritone section
 and is quite a commanding presence on our tree
 amongst the more timid Gingerbread People. 
 He measures 7 inches from top to toe
 and is generously covered in Mica flakes
and German glass glitter...
the more the merrier to make a big sparkle 
along with the twinkling tree lights.
If you would like either of these small friends of mine
 to come home to your house,
 please leave a comment below! 
 And if you feel so inclined,
 I would love to hear
about a sentimental  Christmas memory
 or tradition you celebrate. 
My youngest daughter will draw two names
on the evening of the 15th, seven days from now.
The 1st name will receive P'nilli,
 and the 2nd name will receiv Pickering
I will have them both wrapped and ready to fly home, and hopefully they will arrive well before Christmas Eve. 
International flights might take a little longer.



Hildys has some Yuletide Cheer for you
 in her wooden wagon...
click on her picture above,
or the ebay picture at the top left of the page
 to travel to her home in the Northern Country.
until we talk again...
lots of Christmas love, Rose
p.s. This is going to be so much fun!!