Monday, December 12, 2011

day four of the twelve days of Christmas ornament swap

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.
How clever.
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!


stregata said...

This one is especially charming.

Daryl said...

another charming ornament!

Debbie said...

Wow what a treasure for years to come!! Such a talented creator of very moving art!!
Loving the count down, thanks for sharing!!


In the Light of the Moon said...

So wonderful!!I love the stitching cool!!! I really hope,when all the ornies are opened, your going to post a picture of them all on your tree Diane.Pretty Please.heehee..Can I put my name down for next year...Come on..a girl has to do all she can to get into this...these little treasures are stunning!!Cat

Pretty Things said...

I love the lady tag!

steufel said...

That one really wins me over! So cute and charming!

pilar said...

thank you so much for the kind words. i am thrilled you like the ornie and were able to join us this year in the exchange. i just adore the beautiful ornament you gifted us this year. it is just stunning. i wish you and yours a most joyful christmas and 2012!xoxoxo