I'll only share one thing off my list for now. More tomorrow. I joined a swap 'ArtsyMama's Vintage Party Swap' a while back and have been working on the package for my partner Paula. I can't show you what I have just yet since I haven't sent it to her. As soon as she has it, I'll show. However, I DID receive my package from her! I am so excited about everything in the box! The theme she sent me was 'Paris In The Spring'. Perfect idea!
One of the most exciting things about the whole box was this note and CD (apparently its from a movie I have yet to see). The note indicated that I should pop the CD in and listen to it while opening the package. This made the opening seem like an event! Wonderful idea.
I've always wanted one of those triangle vintage type banners you see people have for their mantles/walls/rooms but have just never made one (like this, this and this). She provided the kit for me to make one myself! It even has 4 different types of streamers to help decorate the banner. I can't wait to get started on it!
I'm in love with birds, nests, eggs, anything having to do with those. This is an adorable porcelain bird musicbox playing a song I can't quite identify, yet. But its a beautiful tune.
I love the Eiffel Tower box. It looks like a vintage postcard on the front, with gold leafing around the edges. It's going straight in my Paris bathroom to hold something of consequence. The lovely handmade wired button flowers and French Lavender candle inside were just the right touch.
The little pocket thing seen on the left is metal. How cool is that? It came filled with tissue paper and these flowers and seed packet. I am looking forward to planting the seeds in the yard.
Some of my favorite items from the package are in this picture. It included metal grommets, brochures from a Paris trip and elongated postcards of Paris pictures. They're beautiful! I want to frame a few for my bathroom.
There's nothing I love more than all things vintage so the inclusion of some old flowers, labels, garden fence and old music really floated my boat. Love the colors on these things.
One of the main things that made the package so special was that everything was wrapped in bright, tissue paper as well as the french toile type paper too. I collect tissue paper to use in my art so these was like a goldmine to me. I have none of these pieces yet.
I think my favorite thing in the whole package was the picture you see at the top of the post. The pretty nest with eggs on some gorgeous twigs/berry branches. I've set it on my shelf to remind me that spring really IS on the way, despite my thinking the contrary.
Thanks so much to my generous partner Paula. I hope my package meets with what you're wanting in a 'Spring Fling' topic. We shall soon see...
P.S. I just noticed that this next week's Creative Therapy Challenge (the one I mentioned here) is up already for tomorrow and you can find my new canvas there this time! GO here to see the challenge and play along. They're giving away a fabulous book! Here's closeups of my canvas. (I think I was a bit inspired with this canvas by some Kawaii sticker tape I received this week! lol) It's already listed in my ETSY shop. Both my shops have lots of new items.