Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Basket swap party......




Miss Rhea hostessed an Easter basket swap and today is the swap party where all the links will be posted so we can eyeball all the beautiful goodies that were given and received.....Rhea's blog is here...



http://sweetnshabbyroses.blogspot.com/2010/04/easter-basket-swap-party.html
She has a blog list of all 71 participants and I plan on spending some time looking at all the Easter goodness...
So welcome and happy Saturday before Easter!
The baskets were made using yogurt cups and imagination, then we were to include 5 items along with them...We each had two partners....
My partners are Kathy Owen of http://lilbitoldlilbitnew.blogspot.com and Denise Fontaine of http://couturedepapiere.blogspot.com....

Kathy loves lavender so here is what I sent her...





a little lavender fabric basket and an egg ornament to match....





I made both ladies a little Easter canvas and a painted easel...A chocolate bunny decoration and a Lindt chocolate bunny.....and a couple of small little Easter pincushions with little button topped pins.....


Here is Denise's little pink fabric basket and this shows her egg ornament and the decorative chocolate bunny.....It looks so real....yummmm





I bundled all the little pretties into a rubbermaid container and then wrapped them up.....Here they are ready to go, each with a handmade Easter tag.....








I just heard from Denise by email and she is having storm problems so I haven't received her package but she got mine and likes it...
Kathy sent me the most wonderful box of goodies...I am thrilled!






The little basket she sent me is made with foil and a vintage hankie and has the cutest little bluebird sitting on top......






Look at all this wonderful stuff! A beautiful black and silver bracelet with a dangling cross, a little black treasure box, a candy nightlight , a litle pink notebook with a pen and the most adorable yellow lemon chocolate chick ...( right after I took the picture I ate him and the lemon chocolate it wonderful Kathy!) Her husband picked out the little chicken at a candy store and I am so glad he did....she also included some pink raffle tickets, cute pink ribbon and white rickrack which I will use on some kind of project....Thank you so much Kathy for your generosity....It was really fun trading surprises with you...Thank you so much Miss Rhea for hostessing too...Happy Easter to you all......

19 comments:

Debby said...

How beautiful, love everything.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
debby

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Everything looks beautiful!

Did I read it right? The chocolate bunny isn't really chocolate? If I read it right, then that is amazing! It looks so real.

Happy Easter!!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Melinda,

Everything is beautiful as usual! You did a great job persobalizng her basket.

Enjoy your goodies and have a Happy Easter!

Sherry said...

I love all your swap goodies! I had so much fun making those little baskets. They are cute and so easy to make.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!
Sherry

Fabric Art said...

Oh Melinda so beautiful Easter baskets and what a great idea for a swap, and the little canvas so very sweet, also a great idea. Happy Easter
Anni

Julie Harward said...

How fun is all of that?! Have a great Easter weekend enjoying all your cute things and your grands too :D

fabricartist21 said...

Oh so many cute things for Easter. A time for new beginnings and lots of pretty things.

Check out my blog as I am giving away 2 beautiful butterfly hair clips from my etsy shop this month.

Secondhandrose said...

Such creativity! Happy Blessed Easter!

karen

Kath' said...

Hi Melinda
I loved looking at all the things you got posted. I have mine up from you now. I forgot to take pictures of what I sent to you before mailing it.lol
I have what you sent me though. Again I want to Thank you for your kindness for all the things I recieved. Kath' from www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Hi Melinda,

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter.

Love your Easter Goodies.

xo Cathy

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What a beautiful and delicious swap!
Really sweet and lovely Melinda!
Happy Easter
Happy Spring
Happy Happy Everything!
oxo

Lorraine said...

hope you and yours have a great Easter..love the basket

Angie said...

those are all wonderful! I love the "chocolate" bunny and the decorated eggs!

Pam said...

What fun your swap must have been. Happy Easter. Have you made a paper Easter Bonnet?

Enjoy your weekend.

Diana said...

You've got lots of cute Easter surprises! Hopping by to say Happy Easter!

Micki said...

I love all of your Easter items!
Micki

stefanie said...

wishing you a wonderful Easter Sunday!

Jenxo said...

loving all your goodies, what a wonderful swap this was.... Happy Easter....

Jenny said...

How fun! We do this with stockings at Christmas with our chatroom friends! It's a great idea to do Easter baskets. I'll have to see if they want to try that one next year!

You sent treasures and received treasures back.

How wonderful for everyone!