Thursday, March 19, 2009

Winning Hand Swap

Nothing will help get you back into creating/sewing better than a swap. The girls over at Sweet Goodness Swaps put together a fun little theme- The Winning Hand. We had to incorporate Hearts, Diamonds, Spades, and Clubs in the swap. Let me tell you. It was kinda hard to put together a swap that wasn't cheesy and included a bunch on none usable/wanted items, but my partner Christine totally rocked it! (To see what I sent her, click on her name.)

Diamonds- She found this diamond fabric to make a wonderful guest book! Which is very timely since we actually have a guest room now. She also made her own printed fabric to make a traveling tea tag cozy! And Christine chose an Alice in Wonderland theme for the swap incorporating all the suits.

Guest book and tea cozy open. Have you noticed her great tags? She put so much time into them. I saved them all so I could reuse them!

Can you tell I like this gift? She included all the teas too. Funny thing is the day I got the package I was standing in the coffee/tea isle at the grocery store trying to decide which of these new Twining teas to bring home. I couldn't decide so I left empty handed. Imagine my glee when I found them in the swap package. Perfect I tell you.

The pinnacle piece of the swap was this thrifted book which is a continuation of the Alice in Wonderland story. Check out the cover. What an amazing find for this swap! She also included a pair of dice that had clubs on them and sweet butter mints. I love me some after dinner butter mints. MMMmmm.

And that's not all. There was this whole BOX goodies that included lemon cookies, raspberry jam, MORE TEA, and candy. Box isn't shown here because Jeff and I dug right into it. The lemon cookies were great with a cup of tea. And the jam? I plan on making a lemon/raspberry bunt cake. *rubs hands together* I can't wait for that!

BTW- I'm back!


  1. I've lurked a bit on your blog and have been inspired. Glad you are "back".

  2. Fun stuff from your swap partner! That raspberry jam looks really good about now. It's making me want some biscuits!

  3. Thanks for being such a terrific swap partner, LeeAnn! Your package totally rocked! And Ooooh, I'm just sooooo glad that you liked everything I sent! Especially the tea tag cozy -- I was just dying to make one. I thought it turned out darling, but was a little worried it might be too 'kitschy', if you know what I mean. ;-)

    I definitely can't wait to hear how the lemon-raspberry bundt cake turns out... do tell!

    - Christine

  4. Wow! What a great swap! I love the zippered pouch you made for Christine and she sent you some wonderful things.

    I'm glad you're back! :)


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