Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lovely Birdsong Swaps

Hard to believe it's been almost two weeks since Birdsong III! I have so much to post about, and have enjoyed reading all the posts from the other attendees.  Today I want to show you the wonderful things I received in the swaps.  You can see what I created for my swap partners in my last post here.

Mercedes Scott hosted the rosette swap. We were to create a fabric rosette that included a vintage bird brooch and give it in a pretty package.  Partners weren't assigned, but Mercedes created beautiful paper and fabric tags - one for each rosette. We then picked a corresponding small card from a bag to determine which rosette we received.  I was thrilled to get Mercedes' creation! She covered a box in vintage wallpaper and tied it with vintage insertion eyelet, then topped it with a doily, a bird and a flower - some of my favorite things.  The tag she created coordinated beautifully with the box.

The rosette is gorgeous - peach and coral and cream, with lots of lovely handwork and a pretty brooch on the side.  It's backed by a doily, and I love the streamers.

She also included a cloth bag made from the cutest fabric and filled with lavender. It was decorated with yet another pretty bird brooch! She wrote a lovely note and tucked it in the box, too.
Thank you so much, Mercedes. I love it all!

Here are all the rosette packages on a bench in Karla's courtyard, followed by all the rosettes in a group.  If you'd like to see more photos Mercedes has posted several on her blog here.

Next is the matchbox swap.  The matchbox I created went to Grace, and I also received her matchbox.  Everyone else gave their matchbox to someone and received a matchbox from a different person.  We were the only two who swapped with each other, and I'm glad we did!

Grace worried that her box was too simple, but I love everything about it!  It's already on display in my living room, and the goodies she packed inside are all things I'll enjoy using, if I can bear to part with them.

I'm a big fan of those little velvet leaves and the tiny flowers. She also gave me buckles, buttons and bling that are unlike any I have. I use a lot of the little lace pieces and these, too, were unlike any I have. Thank you so much, Grace. I love everything!

The last swap was the tag book swap. With seven pretty tags and cover, it needs a post of its own, so watch for that soon.

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1 comment:

  1. Your swaps were great -- I love Grace's box, too!