Saturday, April 3, 2010

Miss Rhea's Easter Basket Swap

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a swap that callenged us to create an Easter basket from a lowly yogurt container.....after eating the yogurt of course. Everyone participating in this swap was assigned two partners and we had to design and create the Easter baskets and include 5 small gifts for our partners.
When I signed up for this swap I thought decorating a yogurt container sounded easy but it was quite a challenge for me. I'm not a sewer and I wanted to accomplish this challenge using my medium of choice...paper, which was interesting to work with on the slippery tapered yogurt containers. In the end, I was pleased with my results and absolutely thrilled with the baskets I received!

First up is Lynne of A Romantic Nest. Her basket for me was wonderfully cute and polka dottie...
I love paper flowers of any kind and Lynne gifted me with pink roses large and small. She also included some cute crafting supplies that will be fun to work with....

and the sweetest little felt blue bird...thanks Lynne, I love it all!

My basket for Lynne (who loves bunnies)...

My other partner was Heather of  Speckled-Egg and Speckled-Egg Store
Her Easter basket to me...covered with florists foil and trimmed out in vintagey beauty..

lots of supplies from her store to have fun with...
Thanks Heather, I really enjoyed being partners with you for the second time!

My basket for anyone?

A combination of natural color and white coffee filters made a ruffley Easter basket. I trimmed it out with velvet ribbon and a vintage pearl clip earring
I made some paper flowers for Heather and die cut some birds, chick and bunnies...
Heather enjoys making jewelry so I included a vintage bakelite necklace thinking she might want to cut it apart and use the beads for her own projects.
If you hop right over to Rhea's Sweet and Shabby Roses blog, you will be able to find the links to all of the swap participants' blogs.
While at Rhea's, make sure you check out the baskets she received and the ones she sent...they are breath-taking! My thanks for Rhea for hosting this swap and giving us encouragement all the way. It was great to participate in this wonderful exchange!
To all of my dear friends and readers....
my sincere wishes for a
Blessed Easter!


Sandy said...

How wonderful!!!! Your gifts you recieved were very cool, lots of creativity! But you outdid yourself with your baskets that you made! The one with the coffee filters is so different and pretty! Would would have thought of that???? Bravo!!!!!! Wish we could go shopping !!!!!:)

Valarie said...

Oh, everything is just so beautiful....I love what you sent, as well as what you rec'd. Wasn't this just so much fun?? Have a lovely Easter.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Be still my heart!!!!!!! The two baskets you've made here are to die for, Joyce. You certainly know how to work magic with paper. They're both so different, and completely wonderful. Coffee filters??? Who would have thought? I love it!! The small details you put into both, makes them such treasures! Kudos! : )
Have a wonderful Easter,
Mary Lou

Linda K. said...

These little baskets are the cutest things! All of yours are very pretty. Love the detail in each one. Something what a person can do with coffee filters.
Happy Easter!

marie said...

Outstanding!! I love the coffee filter basket the mostest!! : )
The little spool creations are so cute. Love the one with the pink chick! You are one talented gal!

Happy Easter to you Joyce!

A Write Life said...

The baskets are just too cute. I love how pretty they turned out.

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

Oh I just LOVE what you and Heather each sent each other! The little mushrooms look so cute!!! And the basket you made her is gorgeous!

Elyse said...

i just GASPed out loud and my husband asked if everything was okay! i was looking at your wonderful assortment of goodies)! i know you will have fun with everything!

yogurt containers? amazing! did you see this month's somerset life? dawn (feathered nest) made something with a pop tart box! amazing.

happy easter


LDH said...

Hello Joyce!

So nice stopping by your sweet place here! The tiny baskets you made and the ones you received are so adorable. Each unique and beautiful!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

debsea said...

wow, both your baskets are wonderful but that coffee filter one - just over the top! what a treasure!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wonderful baskets! I wanted you to know how much I loved your refrigerator tags. So adorable, so inventive. Have a very Happy Easter! Twyla

vivian said...

Hi joyce! Ive done a lot of swaps in the last few years, but I really do think this one might be one of my most favorites ever.
I hope you and your family have a joyfilled Easter!

My name is PJ. said...

You are sooooooooooo creative, Joyce!!! How do you and these other ladies think of these things?

My favorite was the one with coffee filters! Who knew???? Really special!!

Mimi Sue said...

I can't believe how cute the yogurt baskets are! You are so creative! Loved what you did. You certainly have paper cuteness talent. Mimi


Hi Joyce,
Your Easter baskets are AWESOME!! and you are very generous with your treasures. You are a great swap partner. It was fun to create with a yogurt cup.
Love the refrig tags you made also. You are so creative!
Deb :)

Carey said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I signed up to follow you. I love all kinds of crafts but I have never tried tags before and would love to learn. I see there is a lot of tag swaps and monthly tags etc. I am going to read through your blog and try to learn how to do it.

Sandy Michelle said...

Girl you did an awesome job on both of your baskets!! I hope you enjoyed your quiet Easter! One of my nephews was so wild on Easter and the kicker is that he had no chocolate cause he's allergic!!


Creative Breathing said...

Joyce, How truly beautiful your Easter baskets are. The coffee filters are wonderful! Must remember the spool idea! You have my head spinning with inspiration! Have a lovey week! E

Sandra said...

What some adorable baskets and cute little spool delights! Wonderful items.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Just dropping back by to say thank you for the prayers for my mom. Her “cement“ surgery is today.


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