Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coffin Swap

This is the coffin I received from Valerie who is the leader of our swap group, The sum of all ATCs.
She is just the best in everything she does.  The coffins were from
This is the inside of the coffin covered by a spider web.  The spider is hanging  from his web, and at the bottom of the coffin is the dust from "the body."  I am afraid that my picture don't do justice to this art piece.

To make this even more special is the box that is was mailed it.  The mailing label came off perfectly and so now I have this beautiful Halloween box also.
This is the front of the box and following are the back and the four sides.  What a great idea!

Thank you so much Valerie, I just love the coffin and the box.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Q is for Quilt

Above is the latest alphabet card that I made.  I made the little quilt, folded it over a clothes line,  and then attached it with miniature clothes pins.  Sorry for the bad cropping, but I tried and thought I was successful, but alas I wasn't.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Alphabet letters O and P

Isn't this the cutest little face.  Although I didn't do a lot of collage on this card, I think the otter just is great all by itself.  The starfish was in the otter's paws but I enhanced the color a bit.

This is the papoose card for the letter P.  I got the image off the Internet somewhere.  I just love the background paper and I think it fits the image so well.  I made the "charm" that hangs from it.
  Our next letter is of course Q.  I have an idea, so all I have to do is make it.  Plus work on the quilt blocks for my block of the month quilt.  It has a total of 111 blocks and is to take 18 months.  Soon I will show you the blocks that I have made.  Plus I am working on my mystery quilt from this month, and a coffin for a swap I am in.  Yes, it is a coffin swap.  LOL  Plus I have a fairy 4x4 card that is past due.  Oh the life of someone who likes to do things, but unfortunately is a procrastinator.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Giveaway at Brynwood Needleworks

Head on over to Brynwood Needleworks ( ) and visit Donna.  She has a GREAT giveaway going on now on her blog.  It is a beautiful lap quilt that is made from the above fabrics.  What a generous gift.
I always enjoy reading Donna's blog as she is such a creative woman.  Check out her boutique to see the items that she has for sale.  You will be amazed.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sweet Goodness Swap

At the beginning of August I participated in a swap through Sweet Goodness Swaps, and my partner was Elise of  She has a great blog and an etsy shop,  from which I have purchased some wonderful vintage things.  For the swap you had to include at least a vintage item, a homemade item and something sweet.  Below are some pictures of the wonderful things that I received from Elise.

Isn't that just the cutest tin.  I think that I am going to display it on my dresser in my bedroom to hold
things that I accumulate on top that make it so messy.  This will be perfect to hold coins, jewelry and
other things that seem to end up there.  Sometimes I collect stones that look like hearts that I intend to
do something with someday.

Inside the tin were extras that I can use when making ATCs and various art projects.  Those are shortbread
cookies which went so well with the peach ginger tea.  Yes, they went well together, and they went fast. LOL

There were also these beautiful fruit coasters which were tied up with a red ribbon and a vintage green flowered clip.  I can't wait to use that on something.

This is one of two plaques  that Elise made me.  Isn't it just the nicest?  It also has the second green clip earring on the ribbon.

This the the second plaque with a quote from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which was the theme for the swap.

This is a close up of the quote.

I just love this picture of Swedish children dancing around the Midsummer's Eve pole.  Next to Christmas this is the most important national holiday in Sweden.

Look at the wonderful bird images and the little nest with bird and eggs.  I am a lover of birds in the wild, but do not like them near me.  When I was already married and out of the house, my mother was raising a Baltimore Oriole in her house.  I called to it and the next thing I knew I was under the dining room table.  (When it was full grown she released it back to the wild.)  Elise must love birds also since her blog is call Bird Nests and Paper.  Check out her blog and her etsy shop, I am sure  that you will like them.

Again, thank you dear Elise I couldn't be happier with my gifts.


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