Janne Robberstad

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Christmas is… ornament swap

By spotogspindel | December 22, 2009

For the past few weeks I´ve been going to the mailbox with growing anticipation. I shipped my seven ornaments, and eagerly awaited the exotic handmade ornaments from the States.


This first one is from Michelle Allen, my dear, creative clockmaker-wizard. I just absolutely adore this whimsical snowman! She made a couple extra ones, and sells them on ETSY, if you´re interested. The snowman-magnet next to the ornament is painted by Jessica, her 11 year old daughter. How cool is that!? I mean, look at all the beautiful shadowing she´s done!


Karla Dornacher is Michelle´s Mom, and she made a snowman too. He is just so lovely, with little sticks as arms and glass-beads as buttons. Adorable!


Mystele Kirkeng made this cute little bell-bearer. This little creature is so sweet, with lovely details. She makes a lot of colorful stuff, lots of lovely paintings. 


Deirdra Doan made these beautiful, wintery ornaments. I met her at Artfest too, and I am glad to call her my friend. She´s painted both the ice-princess and the nisse. In fact, she is writing a whole book about nisse. I am so looking forward to it being released!


April Sytsma-McCrumb made this funky little bug from recycled Christmas light-bulbs. So it is both a great ornament and it´s green! I just love the way his eyes are crossing, like he is slightly near-sighted 🙂

These are all great and inspiring women, please visit their blogs. You´re bond to be inspired by all their ideas!

Topics: Christmas | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Christmas is… ornament swap”

  1. Deirdra Doan Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 04:17

    Thank you Thank you so so much for asking me to this swap! What a wonderful thing it was…in so many ways….

    I wondered what ones you picked and now I know.

    I have been so busy that I having followed blogs. I just love your posts for Christmas …love and miss you…looking forward to seeing you in Spring.