Monday, November 17, 2008

red and aqua swap

The first time I mentioned the red/aqua swap hosted by Apron Thrift Girl, I gave sneak peeks of what I sent to my partner Chanda:
I am now free to share what I made for Chanda because she received her package on Friday.
I included an apothecary jar filled with buttons:
This beaded button in our color scheme is my favorite:
I also included three tags with aqua trims and charms on them:
a vintage-inspired charm:
a cute owl charm with red eyes:
and a filigree-type charm:
I also sent Chanda a set of retro kitchen jars with red apples on them. Chanda mentioned she like retro kitchen items, especially those with fruit on them:
I also made her a homemade journal with book beads to hold her place in her journal:

Finally, I sent Chanda a copy of one of my favorite issues of Somerset Home with a lovely cover in our color scheme:

See more artistic kits here.


  1. Wow! I have not gotten my stuff from my swap partner yet but I would have loved to have gotten oneo fthose beaded buttons in mine!! Beautiful!

  2. Oh, I'll have to do the next one! Thanks for showing us!

    ~ Hearts ~

  3. Hey Jessica!
    Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful BUTTON WEEK and introduce myself to another FLOOZIE!!!
    There is way too much art on just this page for me to fully digest- I will be back to see your pretties!!!

  4. Those colors are very stimulating together! It looks like a fun swap! Your partner is so lucky!!!

  5. That owl charm is brilliant. Well everything looks just fantastic and so beautiful with the colors of aqua and red. I can't wait to see what I'll get.

  6. oh how fabulous!! I am sure she loved it all!!! I hope you have a fabulous day!!! xoxo Britt :-)

  7. Wonderful items for the swap! How clever are you! I just signed up for my very first swap & just don't know how much to put together. How do you judge what to put in a swap?

  8. i love everything u sent!!! WOW! you sweet clever girl

  9. I love this package! I bet it was hard to part with those buttons! melinda

  10. AAhh, Jessica,
    I just had to check your blog today and yes I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE every single item in my swap box.
    Just know I'm sending lots of hugs your way. I couldn't have had a better swap partner. Just seeing the pictures of it all again makes me jump up and down and become giddy with excitement(and if you think I'm lying my son Max just came in and asked "Mom, What ARE You doing?" I just wanted to say Thank You again for all the lovely "swaps" that I'm sure were hard to part with. But they are in very grateful hands.
    Lots of Love,

  11. I will vouch for Chanda's excitement! She's bouncing. I was with her when she shopped for her partner and it seemed like loads and loads of fun! Cute stuff! Can't wait to see it in person on Thanksgiving!

    Sarah - Chanda's cousin!

  12. those are beautiful tags! i love the lace wrapped around.