Friday, March 7, 2008

A Marie Antoinette Swap

I am going to do it! Recently I participated in two wonderful swaps to prepare for hosting my very own swap. A swap about who else?... but Marie Antoinette. I would love to have 10 ladies to join me in making a "Let them Eat Cake" Marie Antoinette paper mache box. I have not worked out all of the details yet and will but would first like to see who is interested.

If you are interested please send me an e-mail at

From there, I will get everything together and send out details. Once I have the 10 ladies I will set a date. I would love for us to have a little more than a month to complete our projects.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Even though these handmade gifts are a bit late getting to the birthday girl, I'm hoping that my hardwork makes up for it. I really wanted to make this little girl something very special to which I think I accomplished.

S is for Sarra, who turned five this past February. I'm very pleased with how this turned out. Decoupodged with a vintage look I found in scrapbook paper. Modge Podge added the seal and sparkle. This letter is adorned with a sparkly teal blue tulle hanger for her room!

"La petite de reine drame " means little miss drama queen in French of course. What little girl isn't a drama queen? This turned out a little differently that I had hoped but still very cute. The next time I make it I think I will just change a bit of the embellishment.

Finally, I really love this Marie Antoinette box and plan on selling this in my Etsy shop. However, there will not be a cake on the top. The next one I make will be completely Marie Antoinette with some vintage buttons or costume jewelry, and feathers too! I used bubblegum pink paint and sparkled each individual portrait or Marie. I think the cover would look great in a pink german glass glitter, which I will do next time.