Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sweetly Swapping Easter!

Spoolie Swap!
My Spoolie...
This Easter season I participated in two fun swaps.  The Spoolie Swap was hosted by Sandy of 521 Lake Street.  The object was to create a cute and unusual Easter decoration out of a wooden thread spool.  We were assigned a partner and got to work.  It's fun to do one-on-one swaps...that way we get to know someone just a wee bit better.  We try to find some "little extras" that might fit their personalities and taste.  My partner was Sue of It's a Very Cherry World!  I want to thank her so very much for what she sent me...and tell her that the chocolate bunnies never made it past my granddaughters uneaten!  A new world's record!


Sue's Beautiful Spoolie!
She made the picket fence stand separately...two gifts in one!

Which first...the chicken or the egg?
I love the German paper mache eggs! 
And I adore the cute vintage pompom chicken...made for each other!

I have very little vintage Easter in my craft supplies.
Thank you, Sue for these funny chicks in the polkadot scarves!
Also the ribbon that looks like wee pennants.
Sue's Easter Swap!
Hosted by Sue of  It's a Very Cherry World!
(Weren't we just talking about her? lol!)

Melody's Wonderful Spring Scarf!
Melody of Nannie's Attic was my partner for this swap.  We were to make our partner an Easter decoration or something Spring related.  Melody crocheted this beautiful scarf for me!  It is in my favorite spring colors and the softest of yarns!  I couldn't believe someone would make me something so wonderful.  Thank you, sweet Melody!  I hope we are partners again sometime!

Cards for my Swap Partners...

Hallway Easter Vignette...

Easter in Germany 1980
Missy and Amber in their little Dala Horse aprons.
Notice their cute little haircuts...Amber was playing "beauty parlor" with my sewing scissors!
How I miss these little darlings!
Happy Easter!!


GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like you had a great swap with your friends! Such a nice way to get to know new people, too.

Connie said...

Cute, cute, cute :)

Jill said...

The swaps were a lot of fun, for sure!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh..What a beautiful and dreamy scarf. I love the soft pastels and the workmanship is perfection!
Such a delightful post, Shirley!
Blessings and Happy Easter!
Carolynn xo

vintage grey said...

Such cute and sweet treasures you received!! Happy Easter!! xo Heather

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

wow! I don't know what to comment on because it's all so wonderful!
The scarf is really special. And so is the spoolie! Can you believe how every single one has been so unique?
The girls in their horse aprons are too cute!
Have a great Easter Shirley!
Erica :)

VintageBettys said...

I agree with Erica...everything is wonderful! I love the spoolies they both are very sweet!

vivian said...

such sweet eastery stuff! I love the spoolies. I think that was one of my most favorite swaps ever. and the little tags you made with the bunnies on them are just stinking adorable!!
Happy Easter!

Elizabeth Andrus said...

What a wonderful Easter post Shirley! Your work always inspires me, it's just so lovely. And those two cuties of yours with their beauty parlor hairstyles. Such sweet memories. They are what I cherish most in my life. Wishing you a joyous Easter! Elizabeth

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Beautiful Spoolies, both of them!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh so many cute and very sweet Easter goodies you got!! Love those little spoolies and that scarf is beautiful!! :) Happy Easter! xo Holly

Perfectly Printed said...

Such lovely Easter treats!!! Happy Easter!! Chris

Coloradolady said...

Oh, your swap friends really did a great job!! Happy Easter!!

Astrid said...

You received some lovely gifts from your Easter swap partners! I participated in my first Easter Swap his this year. Those vintage Easter chick picks are adorable!
Happy Easter