Monday, July 8, 2013

Sea, Stars and Butterflies for Jane

Jane of  Mini Fanaticus   received the swap gifts that I sent, so here are the pictures that I promised.


I told Jane that I was working on plans for a rock display box.
Jane's daughter is interested in rocks and they are starting a collection in real life size.

So after a little planning and a few failed attempts, while Jane waited very patiently, I finally got this put together.

Jaynie helped hold it up so you can see the rocks,  I stuck the rocks and labels with a tiny bit of museum wax.

I forgot to tell Jane that she can move them around if she wants.

I sent a few more little rock samples.

I also made a few items that I thought any rock collector needs, a journal to keep notes about your finds, a pen to write the notes and a book to help identify them.  I added a few pages of pictures in the center.
Jane requested supplies, so I gathered some plastic beads.

This is where the title came from,

Do these look like summer to you?

While I waited for glue to dry I kept gathering.

While I waited for glue to dry on the display and books I kept gathering,

more plastic beads,

Some findings.

 Some stones that I think would work as bread/cheese boards or maybe even a top for a small table.

 A few more odds and ends,


And a couple of small real life size stones.

You can see more pictures on   Jane's blog ,  I can't wait to see what she does with these,
I'm sure it will some thing fun.

Sorry things are a bit sloppily arranged, I couldn't make them go where I wanted.

Thank you for visiting, Mary



  1. These gifts are fantastic and useful.
    Greetings, Faby

  2. They are wonderful and we loved them!

    1. Hi Jane,
      I'm so glad that you and your little fairy enjoyed your gifts.
      A Big Mini Hug

  3. Fantastic thoughtful gifts Mary. So many beautiful beads. I love the rock display.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Thank you Maria,
      The rock display was a bit of a challenge but fun to put together. I love sharing supplies and seeing what they become.
      A Big Mini Hug

  4. Beautiful and useful gifts, Mary. I could tell that Jane was just thrilled with them, as was I when I won your gorgeous giveaway! xo Jennifer

    1. Thank you Jennifer,
      I'm thrilled that I have found friends that I can share with, it's lots of fun.
      A Big Mini Hug

  5. Bellissimi regali, la piccola collezione di pietre preziose è meravigliosa!

  6. I love that little rock collection. That's so cool! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog by the way. I appreciated your decorating input!

    Hugs back,