Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dreaming of Paris

My sweet friend Barb sent me this super yummy box of French macarons earlier this month. They were almost too cute to eat!

They were a perfect pairing to my parcels from my swap partners in the Paris Inspiration Box Swap. I had two lovely partners, Lorraine and Marianne. I was completely blown away by the gorgeous creations that they sent.

This beautiful box was made by Lorraine. She was so clever and made the box open from the side instead of sliding open. Too cute! I LOVE the handmade envelope and muslin bag!

She stuffed the box full of fabulous artsy goodies! Such wonderful colors.

Marianne sent this amazing box. The details on it are just stunning. You can tell that she put her heart into this beautiful piece.

The inside was full of vintage French loveliness!!! (Are you drooling yet?)
Thank you both so much!

These are the boxes that I sent to them.

I'm lovin' those fabric roses at the moment.

Inside the boxes were vintage French beads & sequins, French seed labels, wine labels, old lace, an Eiffel pendant, cosmetics tube, buttons, velvet ribbon, a cake charm, and a pair of earrings that I made.

These Inspiration Box Swaps are always so much fun to host and to participate in!!! I'll be announcing the next one later this Fall. In the meantime, you can view other photos of the swap on our Flickr Group.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cuteness Alert

My girls are currently obsessed with Japanese erasers.
Over the last few weeks I've spent a small fortune on them.
They are really cute.
In case you haven't seen them, they are small puzzle erasers that are made in Japan and come in all sorts of fun shapes. You can take them apart and put them back together and swap the pieces around. Some of them have moving parts. They are about $1 each and can be found at party stores, gift shops, etc.

LOVE the tooth with the cavity.
Who would have thought that erasers could be so fun?!?!
(I'm pretty certain that these cuties won't actually ever be used for schoolwork.)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hey Dolls!

Goodness... it has been a while.
I've been enjoying my summer with my girlies.
Things have been busy.
And hot.
Majorly HOT.

I have been pretty bad with blogging for the last few months.
Things just really are busy.
I know it gets a little lame to hear that all the time, but it's true.
I keep telling myself that things will slow down after this holiday or that event...
But it doesn't seem to happen.
I think my new "normal" is busy.
Do you feel that way too?

I have lots of fun things to share with you, as soon as I catch my breath.
Swaps, summer crafts, flea market finds, and Speckled Egg's Birthday is coming up too!

For now, I do have a yummy new {old} batch of Frozen Charlotte Dolls that I just added to the shop.
You can find them right here.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!
See you soon!
I promise!