Monday, October 20, 2014

Altered box

Hi All,
I signed up for a swap on my other blog. I received a butterfly in my package, and it inspired me to alter a cigar box.
I added dictionary paper to it, some old lace, the butterfly and a couple blue flowers:

I think it might need something more, but I'm not quite sure what.

Pay It Forward

A few months ago, Kathy of Kluless had a pay it forward post, and I was one of the first five to sign up, so she sent me something.
I got it in the mail on Saturday, the pictures aren't that great, but I wanted to show you what she sent me.
It is a journal she made for me. The cover:
 First spread:
 Second spread:
 Third spread:
 Fourth spread:
 Fifth spread:
Sixth spread:
and the last spread:
It's so beautiful, I don't want to add to it.
Thank you so much, Kathy.

I also did a pay it forward post, but no one signed up, so if anyone would like something I've made, let me know.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Swap

Hi All,
I just signed up for a great new swap:
Basically you make a book about 4x6 and create pages with buttons. It's a minimum of 30 buttons and max of 50.
Sign-up period: October 16-31, 2014
Notification of swap partners:  November 1, 2014
Mailing deadline: no later than November 22, 2014
You get to choose whether you want to do fabric or paper, and you get a very neat creation back.
If you want to sign up, click on the button above.

I'm so glad this appeared. I was saying the other day on my other blog I really needed some handmade swaps because they cost less than just buying presents for people (I always use what I have on hand for handmade). Now, the real dilemma is paper or fabric, I told Laurie I didn't have a preference. It would be really cool to get a fabric book, but then I'd have to make one in return, and while I don't mind making one, I'm not sure I can get it done in time. My last fabric book took the better part of 2 weeks and that was when I had a plan and way more time. I think a paper book would be really neat too. Either way, I know I'll get something very cool back.
Why don't you join me?