Wednesday, 18 April 2007

The Kitchen Swap PART 2

I am so relieved that today I can finally hold my head up high and say that my swapping partner Angie from http://norththreads.blogspot.com/ had received her parcel from me, and I can now share the pictures with you.
I have to say that I didn't send half as much for the swap as many others have including Angie who sent me such big collection of wonderful things. I have a lot to learn about the swaps I suppose. But I did spend a lot of time designing and making some things including this heart shaped Kitchen Plaque with a banner across the front saying 'I love my Kitchen'.


There is a PINK lolly pop.
Cupcakes, yes pink ones.
Ice cream cones.
I loved choosing the vintage fabric and especially creating the ice cream cones with the vintage jewels, then deciding where it was all going to go.

The finishing touch, well it had to have a twinkle heart!

Then there was the pinny - my theme was glamour for the kitchen and I decided on using this picture from a 1935 magazine. It is an advert for a cooker entitled 'and she can cook'

(even with a ballgown on?). I have to have one too!!
I transferred the picture on to some vintage french linen and then used some pink spotty ribbon to frame the pinny.
The final touch was a corsage brooch that can be removed if need be and is made from vintage millinery and pink vintage swans down.

I sent some china and candles too, including this little teacup and this really yummy smelling candle -if only you could smell it. If you are in England you can get them in Waitrose. I had to get one for me too, my one was called Fairy dust!








Well that brings the Swap to an end now. Thank you to Jenny from 'Everyday is a holiday' for hosting it and to Angie for being such a great swap partner. I thoroughly enjoyed taking part.

24 comments:

purple cucumbers folk art said...

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IT'S A FRONT PORCH PARTY!
I am going to have a front porch party on the morning of April 30th.
so come on over and sat a spell.
bring your mountain dew ,coffee or what ever,cracker pie or anything else even art work. Just bring y'alls selvs.
ALL Y'ALL HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST BETWEEN TONIGHT AND BY 8 A.M ON THE 30TH AND I WILL DRAW A NAME ON THE 30TH AND THE WINNER WILL GET A FREE PAINTING OF CHOISE.
TITLES Y'ALL CAN CHOOSE FROM ARE ON MY EARLY POST A FEW WAYS DOWN POST THAT SHOWS ALL MY WORK.
IT WILL BE A 11"X 8" SO LEAVE THEM COMMENTS SWEETPEAS.
FOR EVERY 50 DIFFERENT COMMENTS EACH A DIFFERENT PERSON/BLOGGER THERE WILL BE A WINNER UP TO 200 COMMENTS.. LETS GET READY FOR A PARTY DARLINGS.

The drawing will be right after I have my meds,see to my auggie and tucker and my garden.

Alison said...

Just found you gorgeous blog.
loved reading it.
Take care.
Alison

Carol said...

OH Ginny what wonderful things you've made! I saw Angela was absolutely delighted with your gorgeous handmade creations and all the other goodies you've sent as well! Those ice cream cones are so special, I never saw them before and I love them! I could kick my a.. now that I have not participated in Jenny's fabulous swap! Hugs Carol xox

Lallee said...

Angie is a lucky, lucky girl. Your attention to detail and the care that went into your swap is no small thing. I know she has to be absolutely smitten.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

i am sooooo in love with your little ice cream cones! they are the cutest things ever! they would make such fun christmas ornaments!

all of your swap items are beautiful!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Talk about creativity in the kitchen - you take the cake!!! I am sure any recipient lucky enough to have received your items would be pleased!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

WOW! Ginny!! WOW!!!
Your heart shaped kitchen wreath is to die for! It is truly stunning! What a talented lady you are and what a lucky swap partner.
The apron is amazing too - I can tell that you spent a lot of time creating.
(You really should be selling your beautiful handmade creations!)

I shall look out for the candles in Waitrose, they sound divine.
Niki x

purple cucumbers folk art said...

we will le looking for you on the 30th. darling.

Sharon Kay said...

What wonderful ideas for the swap......what you received and what you sent...makes me think I will get in the next swap..........good work

Ragged Roses said...

What a wonderful parcel you made up - everything you included is gorgeous. LOVE the apron -would never wear it for washing up! You are very talented!
Kim x

Arlene said...

Just found your blog,and I must say, you needn't apologize for the swap gifts you sent, they are beautiful! I will be back to see what other goodies you have up your sleeve!

Anita said...

Wow, very nice! I especially like the ice cream cone! And the apron is lovely as well!

BTW, there are currently some pink tulips on my my blog, you are more than welcome to pass by!

Warmest wishes from Germany!
Anita

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Ginny

The kitchen plaque is amazing. What incredible talent you have.

Did we pass one another at Ardingly on Tuesday, or didn't you go this time? Thanks for your comment - the lampshades are super, aren't they!

Sue

amy said...

Just found you via norththreads and you guys both swapped such pretty things! And you sent enough goodies and they were handmade which I think counts double so don't think you didn't send enough ok? :) I will be back to read some of your other posts too.

norththreads said...

Your pictures show so much more detail!!! Everthing is fabulous! How fab does that apron look on the bodice, Im going to put it on minE!!!! Thanks again for a great swap!!
~cheers~
Ang

Cherub*Kisses said...

Ginny,
Hi! I think your swap looks beautiful and I am sure your swap buddy was thrilled!! I especially love the kitchen sign you made... too adorable!! Thanks for your sweet comments & visiting my blog. Hope to update soon with new pics *~* Have a glorious day!! Take care, Dionne

catieann said...

HI

I hope you don't mind. I love your blog and i added you to my favorite list.

I love your kitchen placque you made and all the goodies you designed to make is oh so pretty.
catie

Sugar Bear said...

You made some lovely items. I'm sure Angie is quite thrilled! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.
Karla

norththreads said...

HI Ginny! You should put these gorgeous close-ups on the flickr swap pool!
~cheers~
Ang

Susie Q said...

Your heart is fantastic!! What delightful things you included! Who got your swap?? Lucky, lucky ducky!
You are so talented...that little pink cone! Too cute!

Have a sweet Sunday...so you were a Donny fan huh?? : )
I actually went to an Osmond's concert in 1971. Really!!

Hugs,
Sue

FrenchGardenHouse said...

You heart is so creative! And, I love your apron...it is simply divine.

I think you did very well for your swap partner, she is lucky.
Lidy

Nerissa said...

The little food is darling. Soooo cute :) I LOVE the apron. Who wouldn't want one of those! What a great package you sent for a swap.
Nerissa

Lori said...

Kinda late post but just discovered you! That is the most gorgous wreath I have ever seen!! What a delight you are. Will visit again soon from the U.S. Ta-Ta for now.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Thanks for visiting my blog (The Book Blog). I'm a former weaver needleworker, too. Love your Bahamas bag!