She sent coasters and key chain with doberman photos because she understands what Toocutecdobs stands for (two cute dobermans), a notebook with the rose cover, 3 napkins and a doily, 3 packs of sachet, 2 "baskets of roses" soaps, a pewter bookmark,a box of bookplates and one of her own pieces of art--the Victorian lady and horse decorated box.
If you would like to see more of Marie's work and her blog just follow this link:
My next swap was the Rosette Swap. I signed up for this having never made a rosette but figured this was just the thing to inspire me. If you missed my half of the swap just check out the previous post with tutorial of the rosettes I made. I tried several styles but was only successful with the one shown.
This swap was different because we did not know who our swap partner was. Jill at http://www.gypsyfleamarket.blogspot.com/ organized hosted this swap and assigned us to someone. Here are the wonderful goodies I received.
Stevie from http://myartcanvas.blogspot.com/ sent me these beauties. A reclaimed necklace that she added the rosette to, a beautiful fun bunting with a rosette and ice cream theme, and a fabric wrap cuff with rosette and vintage lace. At first glance I thought the cuff was far too tiny but it fits perfectly. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I told Stevie this package made me want to host an ice cream party while wearing a vintage summer dress and the jewelry she had made for me.
And then I got this surprise package from Jana at http://98redballoons.blogspot.com/ This was not even a swap just a fabulous gift from a fellow blogger! Jana had been traveling a lot this summer but sent all these goodies to me when she arrived back home.
This is a German issue Burda (my first ever Burda!), two great pieces of fabric, a pattern, a postcard from her travels, and a note card from Jana.
The pattern is Butterick 5334-I like it! And the Burda had some really great shoes in this issue besides all of the other fashion stuff.
Here is a close up of the two pieces of fabric Jana sent. The left piece is a stretch cotton and the right--well I don't know the fabric content but I like it. It is an olive green with black running through it. Jana is really talented at copying designer work and making her own version of it. You should check out her blog when you get a chance.
My heartfelt thanks to Jana, Marie and Stevie for the great gifts I received. Thanks so much!