Friday, February 7, 2014

Jane Austen Anniversary Swap

I recently participated in the Jane Austen Anniversary swap that was hosted by Mercedes Scott over at an Altered place.  My assigned partner was Angi who lives in Hawaii.  I decided to make a little book that would celebrate Jane Austen's greatest work.   "Pride and Prejudice" which is of course my favorite and so many others worldwide.
 I love it when you just start crafting something, not knowing how it will really turn out, but when you are finished, you wish that you did not have to send it away.  This is what you are always asked to do, by the swapping hosts, to create something you would love to recieve.  It is what it is all about.


these images and book pages came from an old copy of the book, Pride and Prejudice, that was my Mother's.  I could not find any copyright date on this one, but would love to know more of a history of this version.  It was so cool that it came with some illustrations.


 that is my little book, and here is the other item I made in honor of Jane Austen.  A paper medallion with pheasant feathers, lace and ribbon.



And these are the two items that were sent to me by my partner Angi.  I felt it was cool that both of us went in the direction of Pride and Prejudice.  I willl hang this up in my craft room.  

 Information of her life on the back side.  Beautifully done mixed media art.  Thankyou Angi


And then this showed up in the mail, made especially for me by Debbie Vignola for my birthday which is coming up next week.  It was so very thoughtful of here.  She is a member also of An Altered place too.   Thanks so much Debbie.  It was so thoughtful and I adore it!

7 comments:

Denise said...

Gorgeous and so generous of You to make the complete "book".I love the one Angi sent You too and the pretty tag. I'm really enjoying Our growing group of crafters.Denise

Carmen said...

Wow, I love your Pride and Prejudice book! Very creative and so many details. Lucky Angi. :-)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A delightful little book. Lots of tun layers. I love swaps, it's always fun to get some mail. Have a fun weekend

Laurie said...

OMG, I just fainted. The book you made is precious -- and my favorite too! It makes me want to get all my papers out and get started on one! Fabulous! And your gifts were lovely as well. But the book...
Happy birthday dear Michele!

Wendy said...

Your little book is so very swoon worthy! I love Pride and Prejudice so very much and would love a swap item such as you sent...I know your partner was very happy with what you sent out.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...


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Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Qué hermosura! me he quedado con la boca abierta.
Es mi película favorita, aunque la versión del 2005, con Matthew Macfyden.
Saludos desde Chile
Maru

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