I am a participant in the Heather's Speckled Egg Petite box swap-Flea market edition. We were asked to decorate up two matchboxes and fill them with flea market finds, goodies and eyecandy. We all have two partners and it is just great fun to see how many things can be stuffed into that regular matchbox size. It is amazing all that can fit in those boxes. I kind of gave mine a little theme on the tag. "Vintage and Vintage look from 1910-1960. I just tried to imagine walking through a flea market at the time I was putting this together. One of my most favorite pastimes. I have missed out before on these swaps, and was sad about it. I have been checking back lots to make sure I didn't miss the next edition. It was great fun. and I am so looking forward to recieving two matchboxes from different gals.
It was fun to do up two identical boxes and put the same things in each one. I will mail these out this week. I thought this was one of the funnest swaps I have been involved with.
I made a old looking bracelet with a key attached, put in vintage lace, trims, domino, millinary items, glass glitter, clothespins, embellishments, tags, chrystal chandelier drop, old hanky, many papers, some vintage, old ephemera, german embossed scraps, and vintage buttons etc.
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!