This ornament came creatively wrapped in a hand stamped brown paper bag,
randomly splattered with white paint. The ornament from
was to be the one to open on the fifth day,
until some needed changes had her scoot up to number four.
I've always adored how Pilar incorporates Milagros into her work,
and she didn't disappoint me with this year's ornament.
See how she stitched our gift bag together with threads of red,
then tying a piece of torn muslin, also stamped with red Milagros,
adding a Milagros charm with lots of red thread with lots of loops and loose ends,
onto our package?
Once inside I found this....
Stitched layers of hand-painted fabric.
This lovely lady has carefully stitched 60s-style flipped hair,
along with a big Christmas bow right on top of her head.
She wears a skirt made from tattered strips of recycled sari and Dupioni silk,
which just so happens to dangle below a belt made from a small row of rhinestones.
And, the colors are so perfect....ancient gold, brown, taupe.
Pilar, I especially love how you stitched the bustier.
Thanks so much!
I just ♥ my Joyous Christmas ornament!