Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Swaps ~ Refreshed and Renewed...

Easter Egg Carton Swap

A few weeks ago I participated in an Easter Egg Carton Swap that Cassie VanCuren, An Artful Adventure hosted.  We had to embellish and decorate a half dozen paper mache type egg carton and fill it with vintage goodies.  I did not know that Central California does not use these half dozen cartons.  I could not find one anywhere!!!   Then Cassie gave us a site to find them and of course they were all GONE!...This swap was turning out to be a difficult one.  Fortunately, Cassie was able to get some and mail them to me.  Thanks girl!

My partners were Heidi Meyer and Judy Stafford (sorry, but Judy does not have a blog).  I did one carton a pale green and the other a pale aqua mixed with gesso and tulle on the inside.  I added vintage Easter graphics and glittered them up. I filled the inside with ribbons, lace, vintage buttons, vintage jewlery pieces, pearls and crystals, German Glass glitter, and egg shaped soap, flowers, birds, vintage pages from Jane Austen and vintage flocked wall paper.  I also tucked a small Frozen Charlotte inside too.  I hope the girls enjoy their goodies!  Thanks Cassie for this wonderful swap!

My Market Tote From Diane Lanford
As promised, This amazing market tote is what Diane, Cottage Wishes made for me.  I just adore it.  We have very similar tastes.  She used burlap (a feed sack I think) and vintage lace and rhinestone.  This cute bag is also lined with a small vintage looking print.  It is a perfect size with two handles and easy opening.  I am gonna try it out this weekend!  Woo Hoo!!!  Thanks Diane.  ALso if you want to see more amazing totes pop on over to Tatterd Chick and read the comments for links of others that participated. 


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

What a great tote Diane made you!!

Love your egg carton swaps! We have 1/2 doz up our way but Richard and I eat egg beaters, LOL, but I do occassionally have real eggs! The egg carton swap was fun!!

C U tomorrow! Drive safe!


Heidi Meyer said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful egg carton!! I had such fun creating and gathering yummy bits for this swap! xx Heidi

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What pretty things! Swaps are fun. Thanks for your comment on my needlebook in the Spring Needlebook Swap. There may be a tutorial somewhere, but I just looked at other people's (like on Pinterest and Etsy) needlebooks and sort of "winged it" creating my own. Anyway, have a great weekend. ; )