Sunday, June 19, 2011

a quick little show and tell..

A few weeks ago I did a patriotic ornie swap with a few girls. we each made 6, one to keep and five to send. these are the ornies everyone made. it was a fun swap! the one above is from one of my newest bloggy buds Kim kenward.

This one was made by April Mechelle and the one below by Cindy from prairie's edge farm!

And this one is from Jill M from bucks county folk art.

This last one is by Linda Ruthie from linda ruthies aprons! Lots of talent and lots of fun. The girls should all receive their packages tomorrow I hope. I was going to wait to post this, but I couldnt.

This is what I sent the girls. I love making those little faux cupcakes!

IN other swap news, I received this bug collector doll with his butterfly and catapiller friends from Jan D in a bug swap! Who da thunk, I would ever in my life be involved in a bug swap?!

Do you ever look at your life sometimes and think.. REALLY??? how did I get here?? I think it ALL THE TIME!!!

Anyways, I love the things that jan sent me. I showed you a few posts back the ladybug pinkeep and the bumble bee doll that I sent her. And lastly, this was not from a swap, but something I won!! and believe me when I say, I never win anything! But I had a lucky day last week when I won this most awesome ever skully belt buckle for halloween from my very adorable friend Lulu! Isnt is freaken cute!?

OK.. thats it for show and tell for this morning. I may be back later with something else. Hubbys goign to the motorcycle races for fathers day, so i think some of us are going to the lake and were all meeting back her tonight for a steak dinner and to celebrate fathers day!

Happy day all!


Kim K. said...

Thanks for hosting this patriotic swap, Vivian. I can't wait to fill my sunroom tree with all that loveliness!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Cindy said...

I can't wait to get my swap stuff! I don't have much to decorate for the Fourth, but this may be the start of something! Thanks again.

Kai said...

Such diverse & WONDERFUL patriotic creations!!!! And, WOW! Jan couldn't BE more talented. I know a LOT of people have no idea that Jan has extremely limited vision. I couldn't even BEGIN to do all she does, AND does so well, with her eyes. But I think her fun and amazing spirit comes through in all of her great creations! Have SOOOO much fun today, Viv! And tell your hubby HAPPY FATHERS DAY from your goofy friend Kai!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh i luv the fourth of july stuff you got and sent... i just adore lulu. she is the sweetest lady ever. working on some goodness for nats....

Jacqueline said...

Yes Viv, I wonder at how we all ended up this way. We are all just little girls refusing to grow up in my mind and we are having the time of our lives.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Beautiful things. You lucky girl. I have to go back to find the post on the faux cupcakes. So cute!!!
Congratulations on being a winner too, Yaaaay!!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I wasn't going to look, but had to! Can't wait for my ornies!

Hey, it's my birthday today - send me some love!


Suz said...

What a fun swap. I love the ones that you sent out. I tried that cup cake thing a few years ago and never got it to work for me...but then I dn't decorate cakes either!
I am glad you won that skelly belt buckle from viv...but a wee bit envious...just a weeeeeee bit...

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very creative gals you swaped with!
Bug swap..too cute!

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh what a fun swap! I'm always drawn to Americana and patriotic art. These ornies are all so wonderful! I can't believe it's almost the 4th of July. Where is June going? Hope you're having a wonderful day.

craftmomdawn said...

I'm not seeing how to get in on your swaps but I would so love to. My email is if I could get in on one. I love the Christmas one you did and the Easter basket one, those are right up my alley. All your other ones looked adorable and fun too. Loving your 4th swap that you just did.
Thank you.

Jingle said...

So many beautiful things!

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

OMG Viv! These ornies are gorgeous! What fun swaps!
Enjoy decorating!

Michelle said...

Oh, it all looks so fun! Makes me want to make some 4th decorations! Hope you had a great Father's Day!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy Day to you also...m...

Sandy Michelle said...

Lulu gave me one of her cool buckles too. She is so sweet in person!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Boy these sure were fun to look at. So much talent!!!
I love your patriotic header!!!
My latest Post made me think of you, Viv...part of it's about vintage sand pails. : )

Heather said...

Hello! I came to visit after seeing your fabulous faux cupcakes on Kim K.'s blog. I've been wanting to make some for awhile, and was absolutely thrilled to see your tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Wow. What a haul! These are all so neat! It'll be fun to put them all around for the holiday!