Saturday, April 26, 2008

Marie Antoinette "Let Them Eat Cake" Swap

I recently tried my hand at hosting my very own swap. The theme is about my bff of course, Marie Antoinette. Ten ladies participated, myself included, and it has been so much fun seeing all of the different interpretations of this theme. I am over the moon with my swap partner Jo from Labour of Love. Papier mache is completely new to her which was a complete shock to me because my box is just amazing! I will certainly love this box for many years to come. Jo, you really need to start your very own shop.

The Eiffel Tower is created with paper to coordinate with my box. It is just divine!If you would like an Eiffel Tower like the one pictured here please contact Jo at for a special order. She is trying to get her business up and running and I'm sure she would love to make one for you.

Jo filled my box with so many goodies! To name a few, a tea cup and saucer, foreign chocolates, tea, buttons, millinery, ribbons, paper, notebooks, Home Companion Magazine, embellishments, lotion, etc....

Jo is the reason why I love swaps! Merci Beacoup, Jo and to all of the ladies that participate in my swap.

Marie Antoinette

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

An heirloom for Christian

Recently, I bought a beautiful sock doll from this shop, chickabiddybabyboutique for a friend of mine expecting her first grandchild. When the little dollie arrived I was just in love! Beautifully sewn together with vintage parts, this little thing was sure to be an heirloom. That got me thinking as to my own stinkbonejones (christian), that he needed one as well.

For those of you that do not know me, I am always thinking of Christian's future wife. I find that sons marry off and do the things their wive's do. Well, I want Christian's wife to be impressed with my wonderful taste (sidenote: he is only about to turn two).

As you can see, this doll is quite unique for a boy and just as wonderful. Currently, this little dolly is nestled quite nicely on Christan's dresser. On occasion I give his doll to him to sleep with. I want his doll to get worn just enough but not too much.