You know you've made a friend when the husband walks in with a package and asks, 'Are we going to visit Edel?' then sits down and waits while I open the package bursting at the seams. He grabs for the lollypops thus no evidence of them except wrappers.
Check out this flamingo pillow. It fits in with our quirky decorating. Froggie likes it as much as me! This will go into the Airstream when we travel and remain in our apartment for the rest of the time. It's a perfect match for our purple sofa! Yes, I did say purple.
A close-up to make you all jealous and to show off Edel's amazing art skills. I really like artistic objects that are functional. And this is certainly one, eh?! Check out that vintage fabric and the ribbon and pompoms. LOVE IT!
Art can be hereditary too. Edel's daughter got involved in this swap and made this SPECTACULAR stencil for a shirt for me!!! Molly, I thank you so much for the thoughtful idea of me and my hubby as the hands. There will be a special treat for you in Package #3
It fits me perfectly and I will think of you every time I wear it. Huggs.
And for the final part of the package. A Moresbag and a fully loaded Moresbag kit to make my own. With extra directions on how to add a longer shoulder strap for those shopping trips when the bag is loaded with heavy items. Our town recently banned plastic grocery bags citing Ireland as 'if they can do it, so can we.' HAH! I'm done with carrying my groceries out to the car in my arms with oranges rolling across the parking lot!
You know, this swap is interesting in that it's different than the others I've participated in. I really feel like I'm getting to know my partner. And I feel like my partner is getting to know me. See that tree fabric? It's done in the Henri Matisse style who is my all time favorite artist. Everything that Edel has made for me fits into my life seamlessly. I guess this is why the swap is so long, eh? It really takes the crafting for a 'stranger' to a whole new level.
RebelTrendsetter - thank you for putting together this swap and making such a huge commitment over such a long time period.
Edel and Molly - thank you sooooo much for such a great package! I have to go now to iron my pillow and eat some of that decadent European chocolate while I make another grocery bag with my DIY kit