Tuesday, June 14, 2011

sweet swappies!


Ive been involved in a couple swaps recently. the first one was hosted by Amy Powers inspireco. She did a birthday treasury box swap. we had to use these awesome boxes by Tim Holtz and fill them with birthday type sweetness. I was so inspired to make mine that I started it right away and its been done for weeks!! My partner Marlene Haveron didnt want me to mail it until she was ready to mail. I finally got to send it out yesterday. I hope she receives it tomorrow. I love how it turned out and I think she will too.


She loves bees, so I made her a sweet little pink and black needlefelted bee to sit on top of her box. I think she will really like it and I cant wait to see what she made for me!


Then I joined in Cindy at thimbleprimstudios bug swap! I was on a roll making needlefelted bees.. so I made my partner, Jan a bumblebee and also a ladybug pinkeep! I also made her a bug banner! I hope she likes them. I received her package of a wonderful butterfly doll and caterpiller, both being held by another doll, a bug collector! I'll post pictured of that when I post the other swappies I receive!

I do love that little bumblebee girl and I had the perfect little bee skep (is that what you call that thing?) for her to stand on!

I guess thats it for tonight girls.. i started cleaning my room tonight and I'm tired. Be sure to leave comments because I have a giveaway going on and I'll be picking a winner tomorrow night.

And, please keep my sister Valerie in your thoughts and prayers tonight because her husband is going to die very very soon, possibly even tonight. I feel soo badly for her. And I am so far away from her, theres nothing I can do to help. My mother is flying out to see her tomorrow night. Im glad that Val will have her there.

Thanks and goodnight girls.

update: my sweet sister Valerie's husband passed away this morning and my daughter didnt get the job she should have gotten.. so I'm fluctuating between terribly sad for my sister and extremely angry towards the lyndonville school administration. Nothing I can do in either case. please keep val in your prayers.

have a nice day!


Kim K. said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with all your talents. Your shadow box is simply divine. Your needled felted creations are just lovely too. You do amazing work, Vivian.

Diane Mars said...

Very cute, I think she's going to love it! So much detail where do you find the time? You are always so busy! I always love what comes out of your Studio~ oxox, Diane

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

First off, I will most certainly pray for your dear sister Viv. I'm sorry to hear this sad news. I will pray for God's peace and comfort that only He can give.
I sure enjoyed looking at the birthday box you created. Your creations are always breathtaking.
Mary Lou

Samantha said...

I'll be praying for Valerie her husband and your entire family...I'm so sorry you all are going through this.

Lisa said...

So sorry for Val - what a tough time she has been through. My prayers for her~
Love your swaps - so cute! I've been so busy with work and travel I haven't had time to create lately and I miss it. I *must* make time this weekend.

Kai said...

Oh, Viv! I'm so sad for your sister's loss. My best friend of 23 years just lost her husband to cancer 2 weeks ago today, so I know what she must be going through. My thoughts are with her! And phooey on those folks for not hiring your daughter. But you know what I think? I think it means she has a MUCH better opportunity waiting for her! I really BELIEVE that! And your swaps - WOW!!!! LOVE that birthday box! And YAY!!!! I was so crazy about that lil' bee girl I almost felt JEALOUS of whoever would get her. LOL! However, Jan is my dearest, closest online friend so I'm HAPPY it's for her! She's going to love everything! As for THIS old Comanche, SHE loves YOU! Hugs!

Jacqueline said...

That is the cutest thing ever! You are all about cute and that's what I love about you!

Yes, I will keep you and your daughter and sister and all those that loved your brother in law in my prayers. My goodness, this is very sad. Life is so darn tough at times, hearts breaking and mending, all over the world. I'll be sure to pray and remember this post Viv.
Bless all of you.

Bob and Joanne said...

I'm sorry about your sister's loss.

I'll be mad with you about your daughter not getting that job. Hmmph!


Terri said...

So sorry for your family. It's always so hard living so far away. Prayers for you and yours. A better job will come her way. Their loss! hugs, Terri

Julie said...

What an adorable shadow box!!!

I am so sorry to hear of your families loss.

Sandy Michelle said...

I'm so sorry about your friend Viv! As for your Daughter, I'm sure God has even better plans for her. I love that bee! The possibilities are endless now that we can needle felt around our doll heads :)

Sandy xox

Cindy said...

Your sister and your whole family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love your birthday treasure box!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

Such sweet projects. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I will keep your family in my prayers. I'm sorry.

kandeland said...

I just adore that little bee!!! so cute! sorry to hear about your brother-in-law and the job...
hope you are enjoying your weekend, it's hot! I might head to the beach soon..xo

Debbi Thinks Deep said...

I followed the links from your comment on Amy's post today,:) wanting to see your contribution to the Birthday Treasury Swap . . . I love it! You made or beautified every single thing in it, didn't you!? Your partner must be tickled! I love your needle felting! The idle hands proverb must never apply to you!