Okay, are you ready for our SPRING FLING SWAP? Drum roll please . . . . visit our very new blog Sweet Goodness Swaps for all the details on ALL of our upcoming swaps. You can visit the post for SPRING FLING directly here. That email address goes to both Lucy and I but please feel free to also leave comments here on your thoughts of our theme for this swap. We tried to mix it up a bit this time!
So what shall I talk about today? Thrifting or crafting hmmm . . . . let me show you some things I've been working on and I'll save my few thrifted items for tommorrow. I feel a babbling coming on regarding a chipped Wedgewood teacup and that would make for a long post.
Remember novelty pot holders? They're still cool right? RIGHT?
I mean you want that watermelon right? :) I think it came out super cute! These are some items I'm considering for the Goodness Shop (a mix of old and new items). Thoughts? Good or am I bringing dorky back? The one with the flower will get a backing and edging as well. I thought the color combo was nice. Side note: those of you who read this blog often are probably thinking I own nothing but that same old Waverly table cloth right? I am having a hard time using another one since that one matches so well! Save me! Tell me it's okay to switch it up a bit. it's not like I don't have like 12 other table cloths yeesh . . .
Another thought for the shop will be custom made paper crowns:
This one was made on a whim when Lucy and I received our first email that a pink and brown swap package was on it's way. Lucy jokingly said that Laurie should get the pink and brown crown for being so early and of course I had to run with it. Well that was like 6 weeks ago (sorry!) and I FINALLY made it. Of course now I can't figure out how to ship it AND I sort of want to keep it BUT I will be sending it soon. PROMISE. Really.
Here is the side, which is my favorite part:
Why couldn't I come up with those cute sewn on hearts when I was trying to make but ONE Valentine this year?? All of the papers are left overs from my wedding projects. I am quite happy with it though I think it's needs a "liner" on the inside to cover up some tape. Sorry Laurie! I should have figured that out before I put it all together.
So do you think anyone would want a custom made crown? I'm thinking birthdays, showers, princess for a day, what ever. Mailing them is already challenging but my new design does allow the crown to lay flat and tie together at the back. Here is the first crown I made for mother to wear at my Bridesmaids Tea back in October:
I've also got ideas for party hats in the traditional cone shop with ribbons and glitter and the whole nine yards. I also scrapped together a rosette:
Hee hee, I think it's so cute. I'm going to whip up some Easter rosettes this weekend as well. I already made a few little chicks for them. Man I love paper.
Any hoo . . . that's what I have going on lately. I still have about 300 unfinished projects as well but let's just sweep those under the rug today okay?