Wednesday, June 09, 2010

THANK YOU, Emily and Sheri

I have been receiving some Happy Mail lately and here's just a sample!   I participated in two swaps that ended around the same time and my partners were amazing. 

First, in the Vintage Cowgirl Swap hosted by Sweet Goodness Swaps, Emily from Texas was my partner.  Check out my totally STUFFED box of goodies.

SGS VC Recd
SGS VC Recd insideSGS VC Recd frameSGS VC Recd 3SGS VC wowSGS VC pinup towels

Aren't these too sweet?  We were to include one handmade item, one thrifted item, one "sweet" (mm, Rolos my fav), and challenged to include a vintage cowgirl image.  She certainly did that!  And, I don't think stayed within our $15 budget, either.  I've found myself wearing the cute little "S" necklace almost every day since it arrived.  THANK YOU SO MUCH EMILY!

Here's a few snaps of what I sent her --- a tutorial on the cowboy boot clutch will be posted soon:
Apron, 'cause that's what I do
VCS apron
My first altered clipboard
VCS Clipboard backVCS clipboard front
Twig star
VCS twig star
Cowboy/cowgirl magnet
VCS magnet
This totally cool embellished horseshoe (bad photo tho)
VCS Emb Horseshoe
and my first Cowboy Boot Purse/Clutch
Cowboy boot purse 13Cowboy boot purse 12


And, as if all that goodness wasn't enough, a second package arrived that day, this one from my A Swap for All Seasons partner, Sheri Howard.  The theme this time was "Something Old... Something New", and we had to include something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a wedding photo.  LOOK!

You could tell from the packaging that this was special
SOSN Box
Everything was wrapped so beautifully
SOSN recd
She had the printed definition on every one
SOSN Borrowed
Breathtaking, especially the handsewing on those amazing towels!!
SOSN recd

OLD - delicate vintage hankies
NEW - amazing handstitched towels
BORROWED - Russian nesting dolls for my collection!!!!
BLUE - vintage cookbook, also for my collection

THANK YOU so much Sheri for all the time and attention you put into my package.  You really took my likes into consideration and gave me such a wonderful gift!!

Sheri posted what I sent here HERE, but I want to leave you with the vintage wedding photo I sent her ... this is from my mom's first wedding (married four times!) in the 40's:
Mom's Wedding

8 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Great goodies!! I've been making altered clipboards for years, so much to make and give! Love the apron!

Our Little Blessings said...

The cowboy boot clutch is beyond cute! And it's red, my favorite color.

Jaybird and Me said...

The clutch IS awesome. It will get much use here in TX. Everything Shawnee sent me is amazing!!

Believe it or not I did stay within budget, I assume the way that you did - by utilizing some things I already had! Shawnee, your handmade items were so wonderful.

I am very glad you are so on top of the photographing, because I have yet to photograph all your goodies!

Paula said...

Wow! What great packages. I especially love your clucth and altered clipboards. So fun!
The wedding photo of your mom is gerat. That looks like such a great swap! Love it all~

Mollye said...

Beautiful swap goodies. I adore your clipboard too!

Yarni Gras! said...

gosh, you were so spoiled! I love the clutch! yeee---haw!!!!!!!!

SweetT said...

What AWESOME packages!

Crazy Amy said...

love this! wish when I had been a newbie I had seen these pictures. It really shows what to do and how to prepare a wonderful package...I love all your goodies - lots of care went into those !

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