Saturday, June 22, 2013

Give-Away Gifts to Jennifer and Faby

Jennifer and Faby   have show both received their gifts that they won in my last give-away so I can show  you my pictures. 

First for Jennifer I made a few books and book marks.

I added a few pages with pictures of cupcakes to the cookbook, I know that Sophie and Flossy enjoy baking and like cupcakes.

I also made a journal with blank pages, 2 pens, a romance paperback and included 2 silver frames, that can also be used as trays.

I also sent a few porcelain vase beads. I added a bit of plastic plant in one. I didn't glue it, it can be changed if wanted.

Jennifer let me know that she likes red, so I included a piece of red lace that I think would make a lovely bed spread. I left it unfinished so that Jennifer can use it as she likes.

I sent both Faby and Jennifer an assortment of veggies, I only took a picture of one, they were very much alike.

peeled carrots
sliced carrots
carrot peels
peeled potatoes
cut potatoes
potato peels
opened baked potatoes
green beans
and some pats of butter

I sent Faby a few books, the stone vase with flowers that she let me know she liked and a vase with plants.

I made 2 special journals for Faby with
'Il Mio Diario' (My Journal) on the spines.

Also 2 pens, bookmarks, 2 silver frames and a romance paperback.

And 4 small plastic chairs.

Just before I packaged up their gifts I made some bathroom brushes and necklaces so I added these also.  The ones on the left to Jennifer and right for Faby.

I'm trying to make a brush holder but have not figured it out, yet.

I didn't take pictures of the clamps that I sent to both and some how missed the baby bottles that I included in Jennifer's package,  you can see more pictures on Jennifer's and Faby's  blogs.

I'm so happy that they liked these gifts that I sent them in my mother's honor, I can imagine my mom smiling.

I used the tutorial from Bruita's minis blog as a guide to make the pens.
If you try your hand at making these, for a more realistic look, use opaque bugle and seed beads, not translucent. I used plain white glue and it seems to have held fine.

I used the tutorial from Joanne's minis blog  for the bathroom brush.  If you don't know Joanne's blog you need to go visit, you will find many great tips, ideas, tutorials and projects, including a weekly trash-to-treasures tutorial.

The paperback was made from a printie but I don't know from where.  If I find it I'll add a link.

If you're looking for tutorials and printies remember to visit my other blog M's Lists , it now has over 1,000 links to tutorials and I'm still updating and adding more.

Please let me know what you like so that I'll be ready if you win my next give away that I plan to do soon.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Monday, June 10, 2013

Gifts from Jane

I’m doing a swap with Jane of   Mini Fanaticus 

I received these incredible gifts last week.
I requested glass items for Jaynie’s loft.

Thank you Jane,
I love each and every one of these items.

Look at the lovely shapes and painting on the pitchers and platter. 

Look at the bowl and vase, aren't they beautiful.

Jaynie is taking  a closer look at the gift bag, we both like the shiny (? cellophane) paper.

Can you see it in the picture?   It's very pretty.

Jaynie is very happy with our gifts and sends her thanks to Jane also.

I can't show you my gifts to Jane,   I'm SLOW,  I'm still working on them.

I've also been working on the special gifts that I promised  Jennifer  and  Faby ,
that finally got mailed out this morning.         I'll show you what I sent them after they get them.

Thank you Jane, Jennifer and Faby for being so patient,  I hope that you find my gifts worth the wait.

Thank you for visiting, Mary