I will start with my package to her. My partner lives in MO, makes jewelry, and works at Charming Charlie (one of my favorite accessory stores!!). So, when I was trying to figure out what to make her, I decided that of course she needed a scarf to keep her warm, and maybe a place to hold a few more earrings! Here is what I came up with.
For the scarves I used a Rowan Kid Silk yarn and a Borocco yarn. Both are ruffly and very warm! For the earring holder, I picked up some chain rope and a picture frame. I took the glass out of the picture frame and used my handy-dandy stape gun to attach the chain rope on either side. What is cool about using the rope is that you can hang dangly earrings and the chain helps to keep them separated. Then I had some orange/purple peacock patterned scrapbook paper to use for the background.
I used my Martha Stewart glue pen and Martha Stewart loose purple glitter to highlight the feathers on the paper. I think it gives it a little something extra!!
Yesterday when I got home from work I found this lovely package sitting outside my front door! I just love when that happens, its like getting birthday presents!! Look at what my lovely partner made for me!!
I got a lovely hand-painted canvas that is just absolutely stunning! All of the details are wonderful, and I know it had to have taken a lot of time. Then, as my partner told me, she found the vase at a thrift store and painted it and added a little detailing on the bottom. Using some sticks from her own back yard, Paige also incorporated my favorite color of orange in to my gift! She used felt to make leaves that she hand stitched on to the sticks.
The detailing is just incredible and the glitter adds that extra sparkle!
She also made me these amazing earrings. How talented!! These are absolutely perfect. Tim and I are headed to Florida in May to see a beach wedding, and I will definitely be using these as part of my outfit!
Another successful swap accomplished!! Can't wait for my next one.....haven't decided exactly what I want to do, but I think it will be a 4x6 art swap. More details to come!!