Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Fun Swap!!!

Monica at The Homespun Heart and her sister, Carrie, host these super fun shoebox swaps and I couldn't resist joining in. My partner was Chrissy and this was her first swap. We decided to do a Summer Fun with Vintage Flair for our theme. I think she did great!! She sent me some fun flip flops and foot scrub. Lilly and I had fun using that together. Also included was two nest votive holders, two nest plaques, an R plaque, and my favorite-a vintage ice cream scoop and sprinkles in a mason jar!! The sprinkles in a jar was the cutest thing ever and inspire my kitchen counter vingette. I'll share that another day. Hopefully before summer is over!! ;)

Look at the packaging. So sweet!!

Here is a closeup of the nest plaques. I love the saying, "A crowded nest is best." So fitting here!!


Chrissy also sent this heart wall hanger-love it!! And this believe sign{?}...


She didn't leave the kids out, either!! Lilly was excited to see rock candy, sparklers, and pinwheels. So much fun!!
Thank you Chrissy, for an awesome swap package!!
Now for what I sent...

Here is what I sent to Chrissy. She mentioned liking the button flowers I made and shared a few posts back, so I had to make some for her, too. Chrissy likes to scrapbook and make tags, etc. so I sent some scrapbook papers and a stamp. I also made her a raggy flower pin to wear, a patriotic clothespin doll{Chrissy has gorgeous red hair that I have to buy out of a bottle, so I thought her doll should too}, a frame that I painted and embellished with yo-yo flowers, a book on creating fun memories with your children, some flower seeds and an embellished cylinder.

Some close-ups of the details...



The doll is holding a "sparkler" that I made from a star button and wire.


Another view of the cylinder. I used hymnal paper, scrapbook paper, and bird images from a bird watching book. I mod podged all that on, then inked it a bit, and then glued vintage crocheted lace around the top. Love the way it turned out!!

Button flower goodness...

I also included a glass flower frog turned recipe holder. I got the silver fork at an antique shop and decided to share a few of my favorite summertime recipes.
I had fun making and collecting things for this swap!! Thanks Monica and Carrie for hosting!!











6 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Great job creating FUN things for your partner... I remember when we used to swap... ah the good ol' days...

mysteryhistorymom said...

Darling goodies! I am in LOVE with your little dolls, Elise! SOooooo cute! Lori

No Ordinary Me said...

Thanks Elise. I appreciate your package. I hope to do a post soon about your goodies to me. I have had a birthday, shower, and 2 baseball games in the last 3 days.

Rebecca said...

What a fun swap! I love the plaques she made and the recipe holder you made the best I think. Hard to choose, so many cute things. :)

*carrie* said...

What fun packages! That patriotic doll is the cutest.

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

You know you are the best swap partner ever! I hope we can do more after Violet comes... since I know how to sew and stuff now ;) By the way if you don't get your purse... Jen stole it :) It's done and in her hands!