Monday, October 18, 2010

polka dot pocket organizer and more

This is the package I put together for Fran for Lori's Polka Dot Swap. Fran likes the colors brown and orange, so I themed the package around those colors:
I made Fran a pocket organizer. See other pocket organizers I've made here.I found that brown polka dot fabric at my local fabric store- perfect for this project.
I put together a bundle of ephemera for Fran:
I also sent Fran these trims on a vintage Bingo card:I sent Fran a jar full of orange and brown buttons:I also sent Fran her favorite treat: Resse's peanut butter cups. I had to buy a few extra of those because Jesse likes those, too. It worked out well that the treats were orange and brown. I'm all about sticking to the color scheme. Fran mentioned that she likes coffee stained tags, so I sent her some of Blanca's (my favorite): Because Fran likes coffee stained tags, I sent her a distressing kit inspired by the petite inspiration boxes I've been making lately. When I get obsessed, I get obsessed. In the kit I included several pieces for Fran to distress: tags in a variety of sizes, mini envelopes, ribbon, and reinforcements:

See more petite inspiration boxes (they're matchboxes!) here.
See more of my artistic kits here.


  1. Wow! That is a wonderful "kit" you put together. Looks like a lifetime of fun. Very thoughtful and you certainly personalized it for Fran. Happy week to you...

  2. Another darling swap!! I am sure she will love it!!

  3. jessica - that kit is a great idea - i just love it:) everything looks wonderful...


  4. A very thoughtful kit, full of seasonal colours too :-)
    I am sure it will be loved.

  5. What a great swap you put together! Love the polka dots and the way you coordinated her favorite colors.

    I really, really love the Tiny Books I got from you! So cute - full of ideas too!

  6. Oh Jessica, this was one of my very favorite swap packages received!! Seeing it on your blog all laid out makes it rock!! I ate those Reese's Peanut Butter cups right that week!! They did melt alittle!! lol I have my button jar on the buffet and look at it everyday when I get up out of bed! (the buffet is in my bedroom!). I do ;like to be organized but am not always and that pocket organizer is the best!! Gonna hang it in my new craft room! Thanks so very much for everything again!!! XO Fran.

  7. OOOO I want one :D
    gorgeous stuff :D