First up, my Oregon Love Ornaments (which I wrote about making here):
In that post I mentioned I would be happy to sell a few if people were interested, and I ended up selling two! I happened to have two extra ceramic Oregons that I had already made but hadn't glazed yet (the other ones I made ended up on my tree or as gifts for friends), so I was able to quickly glaze the ornaments in colors selected by their new owners and send them off!
One of them went to Lo of The Inspired Pint, who is a fellow blogger and Oregonian, although unlike me she actually currently lives in the lovely state! I sent her a white Oregon ornament with a purple heart (her favorite color), and she posted awesome pictures of it on her Christmas tree!
|From Lo's very kind post about it, here|
So pretty, if I do say so myself!
|from here (same place)|
It's really quite exciting to share my little handmade guy with another blogger! I love how blogging can connect people who would never normally meet. It really makes the internet feel much more personal and friendly when I can build relationships with awesome people from all over the place.
My other Oregon ornament went to Heather in Washington DC, whose boyfriend is from Oregon and needed some home state love represented on their tree. I glazed theirs in a teal blue with a white heart, and they loved it! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of that one yet, but I'm crossing my fingers that they'll send me some soon.
The other ornament I sold was my felt snow cloud (read about it's birth here).
|the snow cloud before I sent it off|
That transaction happened through Etsy, but the buyer sent me a sweet email explaining her back story behind the purchase, and it is adorable. Here's what she said:
"My little granddaughter is 3 1/2 and said that what she wished for from Santa was a pink bike and a cloud. When my daughter asked her why she wanted a cloud, she said "it would be fun to play with." Well, no denying that (very imaginative thought) but how to produce the gift? When I saw your very cute cloud ornament on etsy I thought it was perfect. And she'll always remember the year she asked for a cloud."
So cute! I hope the little girl likes her cloud.
I had so much fun selling my ornaments this year, I think next year I'll make more ahead of time and see how many I can get out there... conquering the world with artsy ornaments, one Christmas tree at a time!