I participated in a ticket swap in one of my Yahoo! groups. We were to decorate 10 tickets and send them to the hostess. Here's what I received back:
Thursday, December 6, 2012
I participated in the Button Floozies Christmas Ornament Swap again this year. Here's what I received.
From Pamela White of The Finders Keepers Blog:Laura Sheppard, no blog:
Laurie Jackson of Indulge your Shelf:
They're little stockings, the buttons are all vintage, the trim is vintage, the front is a dish towel I was sent in a swap, there are two kinds of backs, one a red striped dish towel and two, a red and white patterned piece of fabric.
I'm still waiting on the last ornament for the swap, but I wanted to get this post up before I forgot.
Monday, December 3, 2012
I received my stocking from my parter today. Here's what I saw when I opened the box:
Here's what I sent her:
I won't show what the contents of the stocking are, as she's going to open it closer to Christmas.
I'm not that patient, I had to open mine today.
Thank you, Stevie-Lynn
Thursday, November 29, 2012
In my last post I mentioned some stockings I had made, here they are.
This first one started out as a crazy quilt piece I bought in August:
Monday, November 26, 2012
WOW! Long time no see, sorry about that. Once I got into holiday swaps and moving at the library and Thanksgiving, time got away from me.
Anywho, remember this and this, that I made for the altered paintbrush swap? Well, here's what I received back:
I've also been working on my stocking for Cerri's Vintage Stocking swap. I have 3 made and I altered one. Every stocking I started, I ended up not liking in some way, one wasn't traditional, one's a little too green, and one I'm not entirely sure how it will hold up. I have some finishing touches to do on one of them, then I will do a post on the ones I DID NOT send. They're still pretty cute, but my partner indicated she wanted something more traditional, and they mostly didn't turn out traditional.
I'm also working on getting a box of holiday supplies ready to send out to a partner, and I signed up for a swap to send ornaments to a partner.
Plus, starting on 11/16, we started moving the library, and some time last week I caught some kind of bug, so I pretty much slept and ate Wed through Fri.
How's life with you all?
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Here's my last altered paintbrush.
Both brushes are done except for adding my information to the back.
I want to join the Button Floozies Christmas ornament swap, but I have no idea what to make. See what I made last year and what I received. Any ideas?
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I joined a few swaps on one of my Yahoo groups, here's what I've completed so far.
These first ones are for an altered paintbrush swap. We were supposed to buy two 3" chip brushes and alter them in any way we wanted. This first one is actually a 2.5" brush that I started to play around with:
This picture is the beginning of one for the swap:
This is my second one for the swap, this picture is the finished piece:
This next piece is an ATC for a swap that got cancelled:
I also joined a ticket swap, which I am having the hardest time decorating, and a flowers swap, I can't get inspired for that one.
I joined the Fall In Love With Buttons Altered Tin Swap again this year. Yesterday when I got home from work, I found my package waiting for me:
Here's what she said about the tin: "I covered the tin with a button card. I had this one that featured a man and it was not in good condition so I decided to cover it with a 'suit coat' utilizing the buttons on the card for the shirt buttons. I didn't feel too guilty 'transforming' it."
And here's the buttons she sent me:
And here's what I created for her:
And I realized I don't have a picture of the buttons I sent her, but she like them.
Friday, September 28, 2012
I haven't created anything for so very long. The other day, I decided I needed to make some simple Halloween ATC's and send them off to my Yahoo! group. Yesterday, I went to Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's for some fall items. I've started up swaps on my Yahoo! group again, and had to make the packets for October's swap. Here's what my kitchen floor looked last night:
Last year, I signed my mother and I up to create something for a festival of trees. Last year when we went, my mother commented that we should make something, and when I picked up the pieces I won in the silent auction, I signed us up. My original thought was to make an art piece for the silent auction, my mother wants to decorate a wreath. She has a great idea, but she has been so busy with things with my grandmother (she had a stroke earlier this year, had to be moved to a nursing home, and last weekend my parents cleaned out her apartment, we don't think we'll be celebrating her birthday next year), I'm not sure she'll have time. I'm still hoping to do some kind of art piece. I think this will be nice:
I also signed up for a few swaps in my other Yahoo! group today, and am doing the Fall Button Floozies swap again this year.
What are you guys creating?
Friday, September 7, 2012
The other day, I wanted the ocean, so I started this piece:The Sum Of All Crafts blog. After that I decided I needed some seahorses around her. I went to Micheal's, The Dollar Tree, and Making Memories on Wednesday, but couldn't find the right ones. I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and found the blue ones, and decided the yellow one I had to begin with (also from The Sum of All Crafts) would work well. The blue ones are layered paper with googly eyes.
Now, I'm stuck, I know it needs more, but I'm not sure what. I think it needs more dimension and probably some plants, but I don't know where to start.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I joined the Merry Unbirthday Cake Swap and heard that my partner received her cake, here's what I sent her:
Here's a look at the side:
Here's what I sent her:
I also added a Happy Birthday necklace in the box.
Here's her blog, go there to see what she sent me, and her pictures of the stuff I sent her.
Friday, July 20, 2012
I signed up to participate in Michele's Hat Box swap, here's what I made for my partner:
I also had a hard time figuring out how to package the lid of the box without squishing the roses, I finally flipped it upside down, so they nestled into the box. I hope they stayed on throughout their trip.
Monday afternoon, after I mailed the box, I realized I was supposed to add something I made in the box, I really suck at reading lately. So, I emailed my partner and said I'd get something made and mailed out to her before today (Friday). And then I fractured my tail bone on Tuesday. Needless to say, it's been hard to sit comfortably and create something, but I did make her a tag:
The tag is covered in vintage book paper, it was covering the insides of a book, the cameo I found at an antique mall, and the trim on the bottom is vintage from a garage sale. It's funny that I used the cameo, I actually picked up two of them at the antique mall and really wanted to use them on the box, but it being heart shaped, I couldn't get them to look right.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I participated in the Button Floozies needle book swap. Here's what I sent my partner:Michelle's post on it, I also sent her some items that aren't in this picture.
And, I'm still having a hard time adjusting to this new blogger, so these next pictures are backwards. Here's what I received from my partner, the inside is green velvet with felt for the needles.
I love my needle book, don't get me wrong, but part of the reason this was a button floozies swap, is that we were supposed to use at least 5 buttons in the pattern.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Here's what I sent my partner for the Spring Jar Swap. The front:
Here's what I put in the jar:
I had an extremely fun time with this swap, I hope to do it again in the future.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I participated in Michele's Vintage Petite Spring Jar Swap, my partner was Julie. I received my jar on Thursday, here's what I saw when I opened the box:
I sent Julie's jar to her, and will show you what I sent her when I know it's been delivered.
Thank you to Julie for sending me such a cute jar and cool things inside, and thank you to Michele for hosting. I would love to do another one of these in the futute.
Well over a month ago, Liz Mathews posted this project on her blog, she had at the bottom of the post said she would send her leftover heart pieces to the first commenter. I was the first commenter, I got them around Valentine's Day.
Here's my project so far:
This is where I am, I don't know where I'm going from here. Anyone have any advice?
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Remember this post? I got the return package in the mail today. And let me tell you, it made my day, I've been having a trying day at work, and this definitely helped.
Here's what was in the package:
Some extra tags to use as I wish
There were also a bunch of quotes about art. There was a note in the package informing us that we could add to the ring throughout the year.
Very cool, thanks ladies.