Thursday, 1 May 2008

The Kentucky Derby Hat Swap and Junque in my Trunk Swap finale

Presenting my final whimsical Swaps

News Flash - I came in 3rd at the Kentucky Derby - Ya Hayyyyy!!!!

The Kentucky Derby Hat Swap

The back

I think she approves
The Kentucky Derby Hat Swap was the great idea of Bristol of Cottage by the River go over to her blog and see links to all the other contestants, there is sure to be a load of inspiring hats.My partner was the very talented Adla of Vintage Delights - Hope you like it Adla

The Junque in my Trunk Swap

The Junque in the trunk swap was hosted by the wonderful Heather of Pretty Petals and I was so very pleased to find out that my partner was Cheryl of Rosy Posy Confections

Cheryl you have been so patient with me, thank you for that x.

My inspiration came from the film Spiderwick.

Having just seen the film Spiderwick with my children, the family in the film were a little to close to reality, but the bond that kicked in when I shared a loving, knowing, look to my son warmed my heart so much and we all laughed at the similarities. It is a lovely film and don't we always have goblins around to mess up everything, however the fairies saved the day and inspired by them, I thought a magical flowering sewing box would be just the treat for Cheryl.

Here is the Cheryl's magical flowering trunk ~

The box is covered in vintage roses fabricribbon and tassels around the lida twinkle butterflyvintage millinery and tule and big velvet pink pad pin cushion attached and filled with lavender

Cheryl sent me this gorgeous painted trunk with G on the front especially for me
lots of wonderful trimmings, buttons, flowers.Even the inside is decorated.

We were an easy couple to match because everything Cheryl liked I did too. I hope she likes the sewing trunk. I will keep the goodies hidden for the moment ;0)

I can't wait to show you a very special item but will wait until Cheryl has seen it first.It's on it's way to you and thank you for your patience.

So that's all Folks

- I am bringing the curtain down on my swaps now, I have done a few over the year and thoroughly enjoyed them all and am so glad that I ended with 2 that were just up my street.

I have a few commissions to do now and will still be creating with my round robin pals either here or on flickr - so make sure you pop by again.

Just say hello, whatever language I know you are all out there X


Lori said...

Ginny, i adore your hat!!! my first thought was to do a top hat, wish now that i had run with it...your is fantastic:)
your swap goodies are gorgeous!!!

vintage said...

Ginny dear I love , love it...when I move I will have a pretty pink room and this hat will be prettily placed in it Thank you so much. I hope the hat I made for you is justice enough for this beautiful creation of yours...

cheers, Adla

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow, everthing is so beautiful
your hat is amazing.

madrekarin said...

That is a beautiful hat! And your Junque box is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Oooooh Ginny!!!! Your hat is gorgeous!!!! I also love your junque in my trunk stuff!!! So beautiful!!! :)

*hugs* Dara

Flea Market Queen said...

I am so loving your hat...
You did a fabulous job!

Secondhandrose said...

I love the pic of your hat on the statue. Very pretty. Come for a visit.

Shannon said...

I love this top hat! Those flowers are so amazing! xo shannon

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ginny!!!!! I LOVE your gorgeous creations... your talent is amazing. I love to see what you create. The hat is GORGEOUS!!! and your little sewing trunk is just perfect for CHeryl... love it.

Hope you are having a good day! xoxo Heather

Sabii Wabii said...

Great hat! I love top hats...they are so dramatic. Good job.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful!! Fabulous job on your hat!!

kari & kijsa

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Everything is sooo beautiful!
just love it!

Cheryl said...

Oh Ginny...I'm just THRILLED with the glimpses of the trunk! I hope you like yours too! :) What a fun swap it was! And WOW...the hat you created is incredible. Just like you...gorgeous, pink, whimsical and a wee bit magical! Hugs to you....cheryl :)

Mademoiselle Rose said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are so clever, I wish I could do that, but I'll have to be satisfied with looking at your things! I loved the fairies in Spiderwick too, my sister commented that they weren't in there enough!




Just saying hello and also that this hat you made is fantastic!

Warm regards,


ShabbyInTheCity said...

Your blog never disappoints! I love, love your hat and the rest...just lovely.

Cori G. said...

Hi Twinkle,
I hope things are going well in your corner of the world. Your hat is the most darling confection I've seen in a long time and your junque box is simply breath taking.
I drug my husband off to see the Spyderwick Chronicles and both of us loved it. The creatures were so amazing, don't you think?

Natasha Burns said...

Oh your hat is amazing Ginny! Congratulations on your third placing! Absolutely adorable.... and your trunk, just so sweet!!! Love what Cheryl gave you too and i can't wait to see this surprise! xoxo

LW said...

Your hat is exquisite...
I love it, I am studying each picture and all the details.
Your partner was one lucky girl….


Anonymous said...

your hat is gorgeous!!
i love all of your pics...lucky lucky partner.
the junque boxes are simply beautiful too!
have a great week

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Beautifully crafted works of art as always Ginny.
Well done on your 3rd place too!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Beautifully crafted works of art as always Ginny.
Well done on your 3rd place too!

gail said...

Hello Ginny, I was just stopping by to say hello. Your blog is always so inspiring. I just love your work. Your Kentucky Derby Hat is gorgeous and so fun. (Congratulations on your Happy creating Gail