Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some junk for Jen

Just thought I'd share what I sent to Jen for our little swap. This is what was in Box 1. A yo-yo G. Jen loves G's so a monogram is a must in every swap!! She is helping out my collection of R's too!! I made Jen a tassel she could display everyday. I embellished a towel with a bird on a branch, sent her some of those eggs I posted about here. A nest sign, a bird plaque and few other goodies rounded out this box.

Here are the eggs. They are so pretty in person. I think my photography skills{or lack of} don't quite show their beauty adequately. Once they were all dry, I tied pink velvet ribbon and brown seam binding on. I also snipped the back of some vintage screw on earrings and glued them on. You could also use buttons.
The bird and branch were cut out on my cricut using the Storybook font. That is probably my personal favorite font!! The skeleton key came from the local hardware store and was brass originally. Nothing a little spraypaint can't help!!

The sign...Again, I used the Storybook font on my cricut. Love that thing!! Get it from Wal-Mart, though, the big one is much less than at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.

Here is the bird tassel. If you want to make your own, you can click here.

The yo-yo G. Jen loves green so it was an obvious choice to use for the yo-yo's and frame.
I love making things for people that I know will appreciate them!!





12 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

LOVe it all...I would join a swap if I knew it would be you! You crafty chicka you. cherry

mysteryhistorymom said...

OK- I LOVE everything! No surprise.:) The "G" is just too cute and so is the "NEST" sign! Lori

Jes said...

LOVE that nest sign! You gals are WAY too talented!!!!

thehomespunheart said...

Oh my - You are something else! The yo-yo ideas around here are making me want to get all crafty!

Love the "NEST" sign!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

You KNOW I adore this box full of LOVE.... I am going to post about today! BTW the chocolate bunny is GONE, I ate while talking to you and unwrapping my gifts! Everything is displayed and I love looking at all the nesty/birdie..."G" GOODNESS! Thank you!

Hadley said...

I hope Jen appreciates those eggs, because I can tell her that they are a labor of love! Of course it may be easier to make them if you aren't doing it at 3:30 in the morning :)

You are so talented. I hope we can carve more crafting time out next time we get together! My mother-in-law is checking her calender for that weekend in April!

Jes said...

ps...I tagged ya. :)

Rambling Girl said...

Elise...I so am lovin all your stuff for Jen...she is a lucky gal!
Gosh the tassel, nest sign are my favorites along with the monogram G...heck all of the stuff is to cute! I would so appreciate anything also...hint hint...hehehe

Maybe I will luck up and get you as a swap partner one of these days....

Carrie said...

So cute I love the yo yo's

Rambling Girl said...

Oh Elise....I did not mean anything by that...I just was talking about having a swap partner would be neat...please don't worry about that your talking about...

I am just glad we are getting to know each other...Oh and I have something for you anyway...I saw on your post you love Little House books...well girl I have about 6 or 8 of those from when Tabitha was little...she doesn't even care about them and said to throw them away and I never did...well after reading you like them I was going to see if you wanted a few of them...I think Tam also likes them so I was going to send her a couple also...hate for them to just sit and not be used...let me know.

Again do not worry about any of that you are talking about...I am just happy were friends!!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I saw all of the goodies over at Jens and asked how I could get to be your swap partner. All those items look like they are made with lots of love and thought. Great job! Jackie

Julie said...

Well, Miss Jenn racked up!!!

Wow! You DID get some snow, didn't you?!?!? I'm too jealous!

Blessings,
Julie