So I guess that gives me bragging rights to post the goodies that I sent to my swap partner Leslie...
in the wonderfully fun Pretty Pocket Swap hosted by the sweet and oh so very talented Jessica...
So are you ready for the details?
I showed you a sneak peek a few posts ago here but now I'm ready to spill
the beans the beauty with all of you ;)
Imagine not one, but two of these crocheted pockets...
and one big blinged-out chenille and tassel-trimmed pocket...
sewn on the quilt that I cut up here...
and you get this pretty pockets wall hanger!!!
(If you read my post about me cutting up perfectly beautiful quilts...let me remind you that I am SO into re-purposing anything at ANY cost!) haha
Using the two quilts, I made the backing and the bottom pocket.
For the large pocket, I added some tassel trim at the bottom and some metal eyelet hooks and closures to the top of the pocket corners. This made it possible for everything to be tucked in nicely and can be adjusted for a "fatter" pocket if needed.
I made the two smaller pockets out of round crocheted doilies folded in a half circle, letting the upper half fold over the front.
I hand stamped some white rose petals, inked the edges and placed them behind a vintage velvet flower plucked from a vintage hat.
I added some seam binding and a touch of bling for the center.
The "hanger" is a vintage wooden handle most typically used for a purse or a large bag. Cool huh?
Then for the "centerpiece" and focal point, I printed Leslie's blog header onto material and sewed it onto a crocheted doily and then onto to the quilt. I embellished it with pearls and vintage velvet millinery from an old hat. I added a metal doorbell plate embellished with a small silver ornate frame.
I dotted the "i" in "Girl" with a vintage rhinestone.
(I love the touchy textured feel)
Now for the fun stuff :)
We were to stuff the pockets with goodies!!!
I really tried my best to stuff them good, trust me ;)
I sent her some bits and baubles packaged up in a pretty crocheted heart.
I sent her some vintage lace. Some was wrapped around a wooden spool that I embellished with distressed vintage paper and some lace was just rolled up and tied with seam binding.
I sent her some vintage velvet in various colors, hand stamped muslin ribbon, vintage bling and post cards.
Do you think Leslie is going to like all this?
There's more...let's see...
I sent her some vintage lace wrapped around handmade tags and clipped with bling.
I also sent her one of my favorite vintage door handle back plates! I just love the ornate-ness (is that a word?) of the old ones, especially if they still have the old paint on them like this one does :)
I sent her bundles of various colored crinkled seam binding tied together with a "wish" ticket.
And lots more that I stuffed in without photographing.
I just couldn't wait to get it in the mail to her...but it was hard for me to actually take it off my wall and box it up.
It was so pretty hanging next to my inspiration board, filled with lovely gifts from my many MANY blog friends :)))
Aaaahhh, the joys of swapping...I just love it :)
Well, that's all folks.
I'll show you what Leslie made me when I receive it.
I'm so excited, I cannot wait! :)))
If you want to see more pretty pockets, you can visit Jessica (hopefully she'll put a link up with all of the participants so we can be nosey and go see what everyone else made) and you can find more photos in the Flickr Group.
Thanks to Jessica for hosting such a fun swap :)))
Just like these pockets above, my heart is overflowing with love and gratitude to all of you for always stopping in to check on me and see what I'm up to.
It's because of your encouragement and sweet comments/emails that I continue to create, photograph, write and share my days with you!!!!
~Have a WONDERFUL weekend~