Tuesday, April 2, 2013

512 Lake Street Spoolie Swap...do you know what a Spoolie is?

I'm late with my post about the swap that was hosted by sweet Sandy of
512 Lake Street.  This was an Easter/Spring Spoolie Swap and I was lucky enough to be partnered with 
Carolynn of Chenille Cottage. Carolynn is a super talented lady who does many things well.
We were to create a "Spoolie" for our partner and then include some other treats that we thought our partner might enjoy. 
A spoolie is an art piece composed on top of a spool of some type (sewing thread or ribbon spools being the most popular) This was an interesting challenge but a fun project to execute.
For my spoolie I used a vintage spool of cotton sewing thread that was in my ancient sewing box and probably belonged to my Mother.

I attached the wooden spool to a vintage Jell-O mold for height. A strip of patterned paper was wound around the spool and at its base, some crepe paper fringe.
I printed and cut an image of a little girl and her duck and mounted her atop the spool. I cut a second identical image and made the figure dimensional.

I die cut a sun circle to back her with and then attached little yellow roses around her feet.
For the rest of the treats, I decorated a small red polka dotted notebook with sewing theme images, 

some fun straws and cupcake papers (Carolynn really loves red)

A chicken (or it might be a rooster) from a collection that my Mother had. (At this point it would be considered vintage I think as my Mom has been gone  34 years)
 a small Easter banner and 2 polka dotted egg cups...
and as always, I include some yummy local chocolate...
Everything ready for wrapping...
and after the wrapping...

NOW for the wonderful gifts I received from Carolynn in return...
An adorable spoolie made with a felted chick!!! (Carolynn said this was her first attempt  but it looks so perfect it's hard to believe)

I had to show all the views of this cutie...even the face has personality. Love the party hat!
This is the beautiful fabric covered box she came in...

Now if the felted chick wasn't enough, how about some felted eggs...in a cute little egg box!

You did notice that the eggs are polka dotted....we're both polka dot lovers!
One of Carolynn's many talents is sewing. She made coasters...
and a darling banner using Easter fabric

and then the chocolate....

This was a super fun swap and I truly feel blessed to have made a new friend!
Thank you Carolynn, for all of your wonderful gifts to me and
thanks to Sandy for hosting this swap.



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