First up is the bracelet swap. The bracelet I received was made by Pattye, and I love it! Here's a pic someone took when I received it (borrowed from the Paper Crown blog.)
The bracelet is leather and stamped with some of Catherine Moore's Character Constructions stamps. It's very cool.
Swap two was the Embellished Slipper swap. I received Sharon's slipper, made from one of her friend's ruffled honeymoon scuffs. She covered it in pink roses, buttons, and pink and yellow seam binding. The front is finished with a rhinestone crown. So very cute!
We were to fill our shoes with French brocante goodies, but Sharon went above and beyond and gave me a Vera Bradley tote bag with a cute metal bin and so many great goodies!
She included lots of French-themed stamps, stickers, and other embellishments that will be perfect for completing the French journal project from the retreat. Soaps with a cute dish, a pretty towel, buttons, ribbons and so much more!
The last swap was the paper doll swap. Mine came from Kathy, and has one of my favorite quotes on the front. The tag is pretty and multi-layered and I love it! Anything with birds, you know!
As I said in my last post, the Character Constructions paper doll creations were amazing!
Now, for the swag - and what a lot of swag there was! We were totally spoiled - not only with delicious French style home cooking, beautiful class creations, and so much fun, but also with many wonderful gifts and treats.
This is just a portion of the lovely things we received. Each instructor provided a little gift as well as lots of extras in their class kits. A couple of people brought little fun things for everyone, and we received gifts at each of our field trip stops. Everyone received a huge French market basket that Cindy filled with fun things from Paper Crown, and our bags were full as we headed home.
I'll be looking forward to next year's Glitter Retreat!