There's just something so wonderful about things made by hand, especially when those things are made by the hands of people you find incredibly magical, beautiful and oh so fun.
My friend, Anita from Castles, Crowns and Cottages, is one such person. One visit to her blog and you will forever be enchanted with her. She is an incredible paper artist and storyteller. Oh, and she plays the harp too!
Every year I purchase a rabbit ornament for my Christmas tree. This year I found the most wonderful addition. This is Jingles. Anita crafted this handsome fella with her own two hands. The minute I saw him, I knew he must come and live with me.
Jingles arrived in a beautiful handmade traveling box, with a handmade card and some lovely, lavender, handmade soap. The older I get, the more I cherish things that are unique and handcrafted. I find myself being so worn out and utterly bored with anything "made in China." I prefer to connect with a person rather than a factory.
Anita's card read, "This item is made with a lot of love for art, whimsey and Bunnies." I too share those sentiments and I'm so very happy to have this piece of art for my tree. I will cherish Jingles always.
I encourage you to create your own handmade pieces and also purchase handmade things from others. There is so much beauty and love in handmade.
Hugs to you!
Michelle and the Bunnies