Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Swaps and Crafting

The second round of the Paper Cowgirl Summer Travel Postcard swap is complete. I was fortunate to be partnered with Betti for this round.  She made a beautiful geisha card with an additional greeting panel.  It's hard to capture the dimension and gilttery loveliness in a photo. Wish you could see it in person!
My card was made using a couple of images from old advertisements on the front, embellished with a little gimp trim and some vintage millinery flowers. The little lanterns on the back were cut from vintage wrapping paper.  The cards I sent Ms. Betti and Cindy at Paper Cowgirl had oriental faux stamps in the corner instead of the doily. 
This swap group is off to the circus next, and I'm excited to start on that one.  I have a 1931 magazine ad that will be perfect!

There was a "baby party" Saturday for my friend Kerry.  She's already received so many cute clothes, I decided to get her "necessities" so she'll be prepared when little Miss Lizzie arrives. That said, I couldn't bear to give just necessities, so I made her a couple of baprons (see info here) and a sweet little pair of Mary Jane's.  Those are necessary too, right?

I'll be posting later this week about Tabitha's Very Merry UnBirthday Cake swap. You'll want to see the lovely cake and "treats" I received.


  1. Those Mary Jane's are too cute!!!

  2. oh i luv those mary janes...if only i was THAT crafty hugs

  3. Oh, those little baprons are just too adorable, and the shoes! I'm going to die from the cuteness!!

  4. Love the baprons and the little shoes ave just too adorable!