These are the things Chloe and I sent to our swap partners for Dolly's "My Vintage Heart" swap. The top picture is my swap stuff - a victorian style collage in a glass fronted shadow box, a vanilla soy candle Chloe poured, a little wood plaque collage, a tussie mussie made from vintage wallpaper filled with a vintage valentine hankie and little bits of crafting stuff in tiny baggies, a heart shaped box I decorated with old music that had a little pin shaped like a wheelbarrow filled with hearts in it, a garland, a cute book "The Letter Box," and some Mary Engelbreit book plates. There is a vintage postcard in the picture that didn't make it into the box. Somehow between photographing the "what is being sent" and getting everything packed up, this card disappeared. I'm sure I'll find it under something when we move, and I'll send it on to Joyce.
Chloe made a pom-pom garland for Rachel, and a little plaque with her glittered initial. She also include a tussie (that I made) filled with bits and pieces of crating stuff, along with a valentine hankie. She also included Rachel's favorite candy, some valentine necklaces and a vanilla soy candle with a crown on it. Chloe found a pair of pink vintage gloves to include, some hearted-shaped playing cards and some stickers. This was Chloe's first swap and she really enjoyed it. She was well matched with Rachel, being the same age and grade. They are also both Girl Scouts, which is very rare at their age. Most girls drop out in high school. I'm proud of both of them and all the community service they provide.
I'll post about all the wonderful stuff we received from Joyce and Rachel in my next post. Joyce made me a beautiful jewelry set, and best of all, my favorite chocolate covered caramel hearts. They disappeared immediately, and I'm wearing them on my butt, which has grown out of my jeans. I don't care.