I wanted to do a swap with someone for May Day. I came back from my daughters home in logan, Utah where she just had her first baby. I was gone for quite a while, and I had not been posting or visiting blogs. I found everyone was swapping. I was not able to get in on some of these swaps, so I decided to do one of my own. I decided to fill up this cute ceramic cottage instead of a petite basket. This one has so many surprizes. But I am selfish, and don't want to just give it away this time. I want a great little vintage goodie basket myself. So I am petitioning all of lovely blogging friends who have not participated in a swap for may day yet. Leave me a comment if you wish to participate and if I get a few by Saturday, April 24th, I will draw, and if I just get a couple of responses, I will just pick. I am confident that I will find someone soon, who has some cool things to send me. Included are: vintage store stock items from Germany, a doily with ribbon rose in the middle, Antique buttons, old kilt pin, old fan, velvet ric rac, soap from bath and body works. handmade paper medallion with bird, and more, not to mention the cute ceramic cottage with lid. It is all wrapped up with celophane and a pretty ribbon Won't you swap with me?
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!