Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Swap Eggs-citement!

 Viv's Easter Basket Swap!
Beautiful Chicks!
Easter is such a lovely time for crafting.  The images are so sweet and filled with meaning...many are symbolic of Christ and the Resurrection.  Colors are softer...like those in our memories.  We have had a very early spring in Utah.  Trees are leafing and blossoming...it seems more like the end of April rather than the last day of March. 
I had the pleasure to participate in an Easter swap hosted by Vivian of Viv's Whimsy.  I am so happy that she takes the time to organize holiday swaps...I would be so nervous to even try to do such a thing.  I hope she knows how much she is adored by her followers.  The theme of this swap was simple...a small Easter basket filled with treats and trinkets.  My swap partner was Debbie of My Vintage Daydreams.  I have been lucky to have been paired with new partners for my last few swaps.  It's lovely to get acquainted with new friends from around the country.

 Debbie's Basket...
Easter Basket...Full to Overflowing!
Darling letters spelling out my name.

Treasures packed inside.

Little miss reminds me of my childhood.
Vintage planter filled with fun trinkets.

A gentle reminder of the meaning of Easter.
My Basket...
Easter Basket made from a berry basket.
Little box holds chocolate eggs.

Simple Easter Garland...sweet graphics and rick-rack.
Just a few of the things I sent.
Random Stuff...
Thumper as Easter Bunny.
I had planned to do a whole theme with Bambi and Thumper...like I did with Snow White.
But I got derailed by a very busy month...next year for sure!
Disney Thumper Easter Wreath.
I've had this for years.

Vintage Bunny Doll I found on Ebay.
Thanks again to Viv and Debbie for a wonderful Easter Swap experience!
May you all have a very blessed Easter.

Here are the graphics I used in my simple garland...enjoy!



Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Sweet baskets, yours and hers! This was a fun swap, I enjoyed it, too. Love the garland you made, I loved the pretty graphics! The basket with your name on it was adorable too.
Happy Easter,
Dorothy and Wilma


I have had both you and Debbie as swap partners and I know that you both are great partners! Sweet garland that you made...
Easter Blessings.

vivian said...

YOu're too sweet Shirley. Thank you for saying that about me being adored by my followers. that is nice to hear. I love putting the swaps together. I used to do a lot more with them as far as having everyone email me pics and then I would post everyones pictures at once. but I just cant keep up like that these days. But I sure do love to see what everyone comes up with! Everyone always does such a good job spoiling their partners. Just how it should be!
Hugs to you my friend!
and Happy Easter to you and your family!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Both of you made and sent such cute baskets and goodies. I've been paired with sweet Deb before. It is such fun to make new swap friends.

Yes, thanks to Viv this was a very fun swap.
Happy Easter! :)

Patti said...

Everything is so cute, Shirley. I do love Debbie Kay, too! She has a sweet-heart - and a generous swapper she is. I love your Thumper EB!

Musings from Kim K. said...

You both are such generous and creative swappers! Thank you for sharing the images that you used on your garland. You are the Queen of Garland! Your vintage Easter doll is just precious. Continued Easter blessings, Shirley!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Shirley,
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
I wish I could have participated in this one but too much going on. Such darling things you two made and gave to each other, so fun, Happy Easter to you!

Margaret said...

What a great gift you received! I'm sorry I didn't get to participate in Viv's swap this time. Love it all! Happy Easter! Sending you hugs!