It’s time now to reveal the wonderful swap I had with my very dear friend and talented artist Dorthe over at Den Lille Lade. We had decided to create a book along with some other things. I will start with the gifts that Dorthe had sent me. My desired theme was “fashion”.
This is the gorgeous fabric book I have received.
Each page has a pretty pocket to stash tags, cabinet cards etc.
Dorthe has used lots of yummy laces :-).
Aren’t those details just fabulous?
Dorthe had filled some of the pockets with beautiful tags and other lovely items.
In one of the pockets I found a pretty organza glove. Another sweet gift from Dorthe was this hand made hat.
The dress form pattern of the tag above can be found again on this fantastic doll. Isn’t this such a cool idea?
Dorthe spoiled me even more with this pretty lavender pillow. It smells just heavenly.
If these gifts hadn’t been more than enough, she added to my Easter decoration by sending me all those beautiful eggs.
A sweet charm for me to wear and a lovely card were also included in the package.
You can probably imagine that I was over the moon when I unwrapped all those fantastic gifts.
Thank you so much, dear Dorthe!!! I LOVE each and every piece and will treasure them forever. I just wish I could give you a real, very big hug, sweetie. Maybe one day … :-).
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Now I show you what I’ve made for Dorthe. Her desired theme was “spring” and she had wished for a book to store the ATCs she has collected over the years. I wanted the cover of the book as well as the pages to be sturdy, so that the ATCs wouldn’t get scrunched or bent. My first attempts to construct the book didn’t satisfy me. Then my dear hubby suggested to just use an old account statement folder. That was a great idea and worked out perfectly! Thank you, honey :-)!
With an image provided by “The Graphics Fairy” I created this book cover.
For the pages I created paper collages on cardboard and added laces and buttons. To display the ATCs, I made pockets using tulle. That way the little cards can still be seen well. Of course I couldn’t send out the book “empty” and therefore created an ATC to put into one of the pockets.
Here are some book page details.
This stamped image looks so spring like and I thought it would be wonderful to be used on a bookmark.
Inspired by Lisa and her awesome altered bottles, I soldered this one for Dorthe.
For the card I printed my one of my favorite bird images on fabric. This lovely illustration had been provided by Dawn a while ago.
Finally I added a basket of freshly
picked sewn strawberries for Dorthe to enjoy.
This was such a fun swap and I loved putting together that spring themed package for Dorthe. With freezing temperatures outside, it was especially nice to have a bit of spring in the studio. In the meanwhile the weather got warmer here and it feels like spring, although the skies are gray right now.
Have a wonderful week!