Thursday, January 28, 2010

heather's valentine matchbox swap

In preparation for making our Valentines this year, Heather of Speckled Egg hosted a Valentine Inspiration Matchbox Swap. For my talented swap partners LiLi, Heidi and Cheryl, I painted and papered the inside box and made a little drawer
with buttons for a knob. On the outside, I wallpapered, wrapped with vintage laces,
and added old crocheted flowers I found in a dark corner in a trim shop in Phoenix,
plus an old French ladybug hovering over a rosebud.
Then filled the drawer with a collection of pink, red, and cream.

The first box I received in exchange came all the way from LiLi in Holland.
Look at the delicate details on her beauty, which came accompanied by a handmade tag doll with a flouncy flower skirt and glittery heart bodice.

Among all the vintage goodies spilling out were these wonderful thread bobbins, a sweet bird, Dresden trims and playing cards. And a surprise -- tucked inside the pink-thimble canister was a mini sewing kit!

Sweet Georgia girl Heidi ruffled and glittered her light-hearted charmer,
accenting a pink toile with aqua ribbon.

The goodness tucked inside included lovely lace, flowers, a filigree heart and its key,
fun cards, and Cupid himself. :)

This romantic red velvet stunner made by Cheryl came with an extra sweet treat of CA salt water taffy and and a vial of mini seashells.

Inside, a vintage handkerchief opened to reveal feathers, flowers, Dresden trims, a card with my initial, a sweet dolly, and trims upon trims.

Oh, look at the birdie eyeing the mercury glass beads!

Thanks to my talented and generous swap partners for making this so much fun!


LiLi M. said...

I thought this swap was so much fun (after recovering from the shipping cost issue of course). I just want to thank you again for your lovely gifts. Hugs LiLi

Maija said...

What amazing treats you gave and received!!!