Friday, April 17, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Green and Yellow Basket

Can you believe May is almost here? It's creeping up soon! I love all the delicious swaps ArtsyMama has conjured up for her Year of Color blog, and the May Basket swap is the latest in a long line not-to-be-missed fun! I've been dreaming up and slowly stirring up the pieces of a basket of little treats for my swap partner. I used a new basket, then grunged it up nicely to an age old patina, then embellished with vintage millinery.
Shall we peek into her basket?

Some pretty ribbons an leaves around a sweet surprise...

A little polka dot crepe reminscing April's color theme...

Gold noblesse and vintage berry picks

Can you guess who it might be for?

Lucky me, my own basket arrived this week- just stuffed beyond capacity with the BESTEST goodies. Kari herself put this one together. I found new treasures every time I sifted through.

Some of her pretty wallpaper, a handmade book, the embroidered table runner, a house sachet from etsy, the nutcups are even filled with tiny bits of ribbon and vintagey bling!

And a little packet of papers with my name on it! Muchos Gracias, Grazie, and Thank you Kari!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jen! I just got this wonderful little treasure in my mailbox this week! Beautiful, beautiful silken ribbon, oh my! Such a thoughful thing to send. I wil think of something special, just for me, to make with it.

My may day basket and goodies will go out today to my swap partner also. I do love these swaps and seeing other artists creations!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Sarah said...

I just popped by to say thank you so much for the little easter polka dot nests and other goodies that you sent me-I won the giveaway hurray! They are really pretty and are gracing my little Easter tree(still up-too pretty to take down!) I love the little pink chick!
Sarah :)

ArtsyMama said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying everything. Yours arrived today and I just did one pass through and I am in awe. I LOVE it all!!! Thank you so much. Can't wait to sit down and savor each special treasure. What a treat!

Lita said...

Oh wow - that is my idea of heaven! A basket full of gorgeous goodies - so lucky!!