Friday, May 2, 2008

May Day Swap

Hello, so glad you stopped by! I took part in a May Day Swap with a group that I belong to called “Pretty Romantic Homes.” My partner this time was Connie from Living Beautifully. The idea was to give a container of some sort, decorated or not, filled with craft stash and also give a tea or coffee and a sweet treat. We opened and put up pics and had a sweet little treat all at the same time in our little chat room. What Fun!!!! Please feel free the click on the pictures to see a larger version of all the pretties!

On the receiving end ~~~

You sure did spoil me Connie! She sent me ribbons, roses, clip art, cards, a whole page of postal stamp clip art {which I had none so that is a real treat}, wonderful scented strawberry pin cushion, gorgeous tote bag with big ribbon rose, note pads, lace, rose china, dove chocolate, peach ice tea, and gingerbread spice tea. All packed in a pretty flower box!

A few close ups

I had to get a close up of this tote. This is a real treasure for me, totes are one of my favorite things. I use a different one everyday. When I pick out my outfit for a day out and about town I pick out a tote to go with it. Thank you so much Connie! So much thought and time went into this beautiful gift! I can't wait to start crafting will all this pretty stash!
On the giving end ~~~

I made for Connie a pretty box covered in a pink and white toile. Connie loves pink and I know she loves toile so I thought this was a perfect choice for her.
This is what Connie says she is going to do with the box ~~~“I'm thinking I'm going to put the box on a cake server platter and put my faux cake on top of that. Now, wouldn't that be a real "eye stunner"?!?!?! “ What a beautiful and creative idea!!!
Close up of some of the stash!

Cards, tags and millinery flowers, Australian teadrop crystals.

Ribbons, trims, tags, buttons crepe paper, fresh lavender. I embroidered in silk pink roses on yellow because Connie loves pink and yellow together.

Sweet treats of Lindt White Chocolate coconut, white chocolate chip cookies and herbal tea.

Connie loves aprons and makes them to sell on her web site so I could not resist making her this tag and giving her some scraps of aprons!
And finally a card wishing Connie a Happy May Day!
This was so much fun and I’m glad you stopped in to see! Please come back again, I have a lovely post planned next. You won’t want to miss it!
Blessings to you! Shirl


Connie said...

I love what YOU sent ME, chickadee!! Thank you.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful Shirl! The candy looks so yummy :)

I just love what you sent Connie, the colors are all so soft and pretty!

love ya

Bertie said...

What a great swap!! You both gave and received some wonderful crafting treasures.

I had so much fun doing this and I could tell that you did, too.

Can't wait for the next one!

Aunt May's Cottage

Lynne Laura said...

Oh Shirl, What lovely things you received and what lovely things you gave...OK I want in next time and I'll take you as my partner!!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a wonderful and fun thing to do! Everything just looks so beautiful! Blessings, Kathleen

Sharon said...

Great swap Shirl both received and given. I love the fabric on the tote Connie made and of course my favorite the CHOCOLATE.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I've never heard of this kind of swap before. What a wonderful idea. Love the packages you exchanged! Sounds like so much fun!
Patricia :o)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Dear Shirl! I always love coming to your beautiful blog! So bright & cheery! LOVE all your new goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day my friend! Love ya! Maryjane

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, all your goodies from Connie and yours to her are wonderful. Great May Day swap for you girls.
Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day,
Celestina, la rea rose

Lori said...

Wow what a yummy pink box!!! Can I be your partner one day? LOL Great job, Lori