Wednesday, June 2, 2010

vintage cowgirl swap

I put this package together for my partner Paula:
I made her a pocket organizer (I was inspired by the Pretty Pockets Swap. See other pocket organizers I've made here):
I made Paula's organizer using the colors Paula said that she liked blue, red, and orange.
One of Paula's interests includes sewing, so I put together this sewing tin for her with thread, trims, embroidery floss, and buttons in those dark, pretty Fall colors that Paula mentioned she liked:
The tin for the sewing kit originally contained this cowgirl stationary:I sent them along, as well. Paula mentioned she would like to dabble a bit more in paper crafting, so I sent her an ephemera kit:
and a Fun with Fibers book (Paula mentioned she also enjoys knitting, so I figured those fibers she already has would be useful as she experiments with paper crafting): Did you notice the cowgirl cookbook? I sent Paula one, too. Paula mentioned one of her interests included cooking/baking, so I searched online for the perfect cookbook, and found this one.
These are some of the fun images inside: I got the cowgirl tags from my friend Blanca's ebay shop. Here are the links to her blog and ebay shop. I stamped on the back of them:
Paula also posted about our swap on her blog here.

See more artistic kits here.


  1. I just love everything, all the way down to where I can't scroll anymore!!
    I wanted you to know I have a handful of the rose clay seals on my Etsy again. They are more flat like the one you already have.
    (Just an FYI to give you first refusal!) Have a great week. Lisa

  2. Oh Jessica! Once again you've done an awesome job on your swap! You give me tag envy!! Your's are always done so great! I love to do tags so much! I have printed out alot of images to make some and I can't wait to get started on them! I think I'm gonna take them to the campground on our vacation to work on them. Thanks for sharing! XO Fran.

  3. Hi Jessica! Love your cowgirl swap items. Thanks for your sweet comments on my pockets and for hosting the pretty pocket swap! I had a great time working on and filling the pockets! xo, connie

  4. i don't know how you do all these different themes so well, jessica! this is sooo fun:)


  5. I love everything you made and sent. Such a great swap package! I had friends over last night for a "Stiching Night" and everyone oooohed and aaaaahed over the pocket organizer, cowgirl sewing kit and all. So darn cute! I also made the Cowgirl Coleslaw out of the cookbook. It was awesome~ Thanks so much, Jessica. It was absolutely the best swap package ever~

  6. Your cowgirl swap is just awesome, so many wonderful goodies.