Monday, February 2, 2009

Swapping with Irene

This is my box of goodies that Irene sent, all the way
from Australia. Each gift is indivually wrapped and with
a small note and ribbon on each one!

Look at all of my Valentine vintage
linens, vintage molds, a vintage inspired magnet,
ribbon, cookie cutter, notebook, chocolate, flowers,
and my favorite: the heart garland. Irene made
this garland and I love the fabric and mother of
pearl buttons on each heart. Just beautiful!

Please note this cheap box of candy and read
the box!! "The Key to Enduring Love: Keep
your mouth shut and bring home chocolate".
Not very exciting, huh? So, I took this box and
transformed it into........

.....this! Irene's favorite color is yellow, so I tried
to transform this box into a Valentine keepsake
that she will enjoy. Irene likes vintage goodies,
especially crocheted items. I sent her some
vintage buttons/trim, and also made her a
refrigerator magnet. I altered an old button pat
dish with paper and bling (inspired by Jenni
Bowlin) and it turned out really cute.

I enjoyed altering the bingo card as well. Swapping
really is fun....from the gathering and hunting stage,
to the creating and mailing. It is all fun, but the
best part is making a new friend! Thanks for
everything Irene.

Signing off and good night. Kana


  1. Kana, you are a STAR amongst Swappers! I am pleased that mine finally arrived safely and that you enjoyed receiving it as much as I did yours. You are a talented lady! (Look how well your kids turned out too!!)
    Irene :)

  2. Kana - You are so very artistic - I just love all the eye candy. Thanks for visiting my blog - I have been collecting barkcloth for years and am considering destashing a lot of it when I have time to list it, maybe this summer. It will be in my etsy shop. I am adding your blog to my faves. Cindy



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I am a wife, mother of 2 and a part-time physical therapist. I love scrapping, stamping, sewing, antiquing and all things vintage.