I am so excited to participate in this swap put together by Sarah at My So Called Junky Life. Her inspiration for the swap was one of my favorite books, The Secret Garden.
This was so much fun and I just got everything off in the mail today to Carol at Heirlooms for You. I just can't wait to show you what I put together. (I was always the kid at the birthday party saying to the birthday girl, "Open mine! Open mine! Open mine!" I couldn't wait for them to open it.)
Since our inspiration was a book I packed everything in this papier mache book I found at Michaels. A little painting, some scrapbook paper, and the most gorgeous rose from Karen at the Graphics Fairy.
And then I -
Stamped some muslin with a lock and key. I tea-dyed it too.
Found some vintage hankies and a doily.
Made a little notebook. Worker Bee did not get the "Shhhh...." but Sewing Bee did. Do you know why I put that?
Threw in a little coaster and drink cover. I'm afraid the glass didn't make the trip. I stitched the buttons on the doily and tea-dyed it too.
And threw in a few little extras.
I sure had fun but now my kitchen is a mess and I need to clean up the remnants of this creativity binge.
Now that I'm done I'm wondering what book would you use to inspire a swap?
Little House on the Prairie?
Anne of Green Gables?
Green Eggs and Ham?
Thanks for stopping by!
The kitchen door is always open for you here at Sweet Bee Cottage. And maybe you can help me pick up my mess around here while we visit.