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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.