Okay, I know it has been more than two weeks since I posted Part 1, but I told you I would show you what I sent my partner for the swap. So here it is...
This is the basket in its entirety. My partner, Kristen Klump Pare of Sweet Dreams Art Studio, said she liked creams and neutrals, so from here on out there will be creams and neutrals...
These are the different millinery floral items I included in the basket. I am not sure what the strange cream colored cherry things are supposed to be, but because this was a May basket swap, I am calling them May apples!
Here are all the miscellaneous tiny bits that I am known for, beads, buttons, rhinestones, etc. I had packaged these all in two little vintage boxes, but I neglected to take a photo of the outsides of the boxes. Sorry!
Fabric trimmings. One of my handmade lace cards done all in vintage cream flat laces. Some larger pieces of lace, crocheted doilies and an embroidered hanky in the tied up bundle, and then some little vintage sew-on appliques in the cellophane.
Here is some vintage ephemera. My partner said she liked old script, so I made sure to include a couple examples of that, along with some book pages, wallpaper, music, vintage paper doilies, and some vintage French seed packet labels.
And finally, we have the May Basket earrings I made for the swap. The bottom parts (just the baskets with the flowers) used to be clip-on earrings. I took the clips off, and dangled them from some glass pearls and rhinestones and brass filigree, and there you have it. I made earrings out of earrings!
So, that is it. I really enjoyed this swap. Not just because of all the great stuff I received from my partner Kristen (see Part 1), but because I got to put together a nice package full of stuff for someone who would appreciate it.