Saturday, December 19, 2009

Marvelous Mittens

On the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group we just completed another fat book swap.  The theme was “Holiday” and we all used precut chipboards from Michael’s craft stores found country wide.  There were several different shapes available to choose from and we let each player decide which shape they would use.  One of the most popular was the mitten.  Who could resist a fun shape that calls to be warmed up with all sorts of wintery designs?

This gorgeous one was created by Bonnie Slipper, a long time member and friend to PWA. 

Bonnie Slipper Bonnie hosted one of the very early PWA shoebox parties and I’ve had the opportunity to meet this kind lady.  Her mitten design truly reflects the classy warmth that is so Bonnie.

The background is made of red and white cardstocks that have been Cuttlebug embossed with two different designs.  Layered on that is the sentiment, felt holly with red pom pom berries and a fun corsage of candy, red and white striped ribbon, green paper curls and white pipe cleaners – Wow!!   And that’s not all…  What totally makes this design for me is the light feathery boa with the iridescent fibers running through.  It simply calls to be touched.

Not shown in this photo are the gold micro beads which are bordering the bottom edge and the back which has been covered with patterned paper and had a foam reindeer complete with a poinsettia and a red nose.  Bravo Bonnie!

Dear Readers, Be sure to leave comments on our Holiday Fat Book designs because once they’ve all been posted we’re planning some more fun prize drawings!


  1. Just beautiful. Love all the attention to details. Wouldn't this mittens be fun to wear! Darlene L

  2. Beautiful mitten! Love the holiday colors and design!!

  3. this is a beautiful mitten/ornament.



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