Friday, June 4, 2010

My Pretty Pocket Swap was Delivered...

So I guess that gives me bragging rights to post the goodies that I sent to my swap partner Leslie...

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in the wonderfully fun Pretty Pocket Swap hosted by the sweet and oh so very talented Jessica...

pocket swap

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...

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and one big blinged-out chenille and tassel-trimmed pocket...

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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.

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I made the two smaller pockets out of round crocheted doilies folded in a half circle, letting the upper half fold over the front.

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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.

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The "hanger" is a vintage wooden handle most typically used for a purse or a large bag. Cool huh?

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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)

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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.

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I sent her some vintage velvet in various colors, hand stamped muslin ribbon, vintage bling and post cards.

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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  :)

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I sent her bundles of various colored crinkled seam binding tied together with a "wish" ticket.

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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  :)

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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!!!!

Thank You!!!!

~Have a WONDERFUL weekend~


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The French Bear said...

Jodie, I am in love with that beautiful pocket, fabulous, fabulous!!!!!! I love the way you make things, you have a real gift my dear.....Heaven!
I just know one of those would look awesome in my house....he he.....I am sure it would!!! Oh yes, I guess that would be like that silverware of mine would look great in your house!!! You did a fantastic job and I know your swap partner will be over the moon!!!
Margaret B

Lisa said...

Miss Jodie,
You are something else! I do believe you have a magic wand up your sleeve because you can turn a lil' something into something special! You oh-so talented thing you.:)


Jodie, your pocket creation is gorgeous! I adore all the beautiful and creative goodies you included. Leslie will be thrilled! ~ Angela

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Dear Jodie, QUEEN of POCKET WALL HANGERS, this is YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY and just SO GORGEOUS! You have put those quilts again to very good use, girl! I tell you, the quilts that just lay on a bed will get very jealous when they see what they could have become if you and your scissors had gotten hold of them. Leslie must be over the moon about it and all the fabulous treasures that came with it.
Have a wonderful day!
Lots of big hugs,

Lou Cinda said...

Jodie, the proper adjectives do not exist to properly convey how stunningly gorgeous I think this is!!! It is a work of ART and you should be doing this for some huge company who could mass produce this gorgeousness so we ALL could have some of your unbelievable talent hanging in our homes!!

Seriously...everything you do makes my jaw drop! You have SUCH great vision and you attention to detail is nothing less than perfection!!

My heart breaks for your gorgeous Louisiana coast as we brace over here in Alabama for the disgusting oil that is washing up on our sugary white beaches at this moment! Saying many, many, MANY prayers!!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Karen said...

So this is where you've been hiding! In your studio with Sophie, creating all this beautiful yumminess. Sigh. Jodie, everything is just to die for. Just to die for.
SO! Our swap is coming up! I've mailed off Julia's, and yours is ready to go to! Very fun!
And you have a cowgirl trip coming up . . . that'll be fun! Wearing those sassy boots . . . you go GIrl!
Have a great weekend and I'll talk to you whenever you come up for air. :)
Hugs. Karen

Linda Robinson said...

WOW, That wall hanging is fabulous, I just love all the little goodies you put in it! You are so wonderful with all the little details.. You give so much inspiration, Thank you my friend! Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Linda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

If she doesn't like it, she can pass it one to me...but don't worry...she is going to love it!!

Honey Lamb and I said...

That was a great swap! It is always so fun to see all the love people put into their gifts! You guys were great partners:) ~Shelley

Americana Lady said...

How fun this will be to receive! You really enjoy giving to others. The time and creativity you spent on this project conveys your care to make someone else happy. It is gorgeous! Keep your flag-a-wavin'! Joan

Linda said...

Jodie that is just the prettiest thing and all that you put in the pockets. What love you put into this. I am awed at your creativity and talent! I do not have the vision or talent to do these things but love looking at them. Sigh! You are amazing in many ways dear friend!

A Cottage Muse said...

Leslie is going to faint!! Lots of love showing there Jodie!! Have a great weekend!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What wonderful treasures and what fun it will be to create some loveliness from all of these things.

Claudia said...

OMG! Your work is stunning, Jodie. I am in love with all you create. This beauty is making my heart flutter.

Leslie will be over-the-moon!


Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Well... I... geee.... wow!
I'm sputtering. Everything is so lovely, Jodie! I love the pocket organizer that you put together! It's gorgeous! Leslie is thrilled I am sure!
I can't wait to see what she sent you.

Debby said...

Well Jodie girl, you have done it again. Your pocket is the most gorgeous treasure ever. When they say "STUFF" the pockets, you stuff the pockets. Love all the beautiful stuffage you sent along. You are so sweet and kind. I am glad to see you are still getting some mileage out of that quilt. LOL..
Love yah,

katilady said...

wow! what a talent you are1 everything is soooo beautiful. i am dying to learn how to sew, so i can make some pretties but i am intimidated.

Theresa said...

Oh Jodie, GASP! Beautiful, every little detail:) Love it and I adore the chenile part! I have a teddy bear made out of my Mama's chenile bedspread:) So sweet. Have a happy Friday dear friend! HUGS!

red.neck chic said...

You just tell me when you need my address.... k? Good golly Ms. Molly! Do you KNOW how much fun she's going to have with ALL of the gorgeousness?!!?

Seriously - you are awesome - and each and every bit is beautiful!!! I can't wait to see what YOU get in the mail now!!!

Have a wonderful week-end!!!
:-) robelyn

T's Daily Treasures said...

Fabulous! Gorgeous! Incredible! And with all this prettiness floating around in my head, I can now go to bed and have sweet dreams. Have a great weekend Jodie! :) Tammy

Linda B said...

I'm pretty speechless about this! How BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It really is inspirational;D

virginiasvignettes said...

Hi Jodie!...I want to be your new BFF!...LOL...this is such a beautiful work of art! Love it!You are very inspiring...I'm going to my sisters to beg for some of her vintage stash,to do some creating..Thanks for sharing!~~~virginia~~~

C'est Magnifique said...

I love that pocket masterpiece! I look forward to seeing the beautiful creations you make out of that one beadspread! How much of it do you have left?


Ginger said...

What an awesome job making your pocket. So beautiful and functional. I must try that!!


Sares said...

Um, no. I don't think Leslie is going to like it. She's going to LOVE it!!!
I can see why you had a hard time parting with it! have a terrific weekend Jodie!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

Leslie is going to be delighted with her beautiful gifts! wow!!!
She is so lucky and will love every single treasure.
I have visited Jessica and hers was really gorgeous too.
Have a lovely weekend, dear friend.


Sherry said...

Hi Jodie,

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your lovely comments.

Your pockets are AMAZING!!!!! Fantastic recycling and fabulous goodies. Your swap partner is sure to be overwhelmed by it all - I know I would be!

Heidi Meyer said...

I LOVE your yummy, frothy pocket holder!! All of the trims and millinery - swoon swoon swoon! You are so talented girl!! xoxoxo Heidi

Teacup Mosaics said...

OH me oh me oh my! I love it! I totally understand not wanting to part with it. Lucky, lucky swap partner, Oh I know the feeling:)

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

To die for, Jodie. I want to belong to ya'lls club!!! Such gorgeousness!!! Don't know if that is a word or not, but it should be after seeing your pockets. Love your work.

Off to my mother's surprise 85th birthday and 66th wedding parties and just had my dad's surprise 90th birthday party two weeks ago. I might not get to have "pretty pockets", but boy am I ever blessed!!!

Have a splendid weekend.

The Lone Dollier said...

Aweomeness! She sure was a lucky person to receive this & you were a generous person to send all those goodies.

PS. Hope you are keeping dry this weekend, we are getting drenched!

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

I need to find a thesaurus to find some better words to describe your post of what you created! It is totally just so amazing!!! A delight!!! debbie

Holly Loves Art said...

Gorgeous Jodie!!! Wow! I am just oohing and awwing over here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. You should come and PLAY with us in July at Les Sirenes! You could spend a long weekend with all of us Cali girls along with other ladies all around the country. It's going to be so much fun!

Hope you're having a great weekend.


The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh I am drooling all over the keyboard!!! You never cease to amaze me with your talents! It's all stunning and I feel certain she will be in awe of all the wonderful treasures you have sent her:).

Thanks for your comments on the new-old house. It all happened so fast I am still trying to process everything. We started on this endeavor a month ago and here we are moving in! We spent today painting:). We haven't listed Terra Cottage yet so we need to get moved as quickly as we can. Kramer seems to be taking it well (check in next week for more on that). Your room will be the middle bedroom and you are always welcome!!!

Blessings dear friend,


Becca said...

Just beautiful everything!

Anonymous said...

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Nishant said...

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Lori said...

Jodie, the pocket you made for Leslie is totally gorgeous...i love the colors you used...and the way you accessorized the pockets with millinery, ribbons, and bling...they are really stunning...your partner is a lucky gal!!!

MosaicMagpie said...

I think my favorite part is how you included her "Junk Girl" logo. That was a great touch. Jodie, you did some beautiful work here girlie!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

So wishing I was your swap partner about now, LOL. I think we love the same kinds if things. I'm totally into that door plate with the paint on it, oh yeah! Where do you find these swaps? I've been wanting to get in on one like this with people that like the same things as I do, I have one heck of a stash going on and it would be neat to exchange and get some fresh items. I've been thinking about starting a destash round robbin, where I start a box and it gets mailed all around to people who sign up and you take something out and put something in etc. Don't know if anyone would be interested in that or not. Thanks for sharing all the goodies, Have a great day!

Julie Ann said...

Oh my gosh, Jodie, your pocket is just gorgeous!!! I love all the texture the chenille and quilt gives to it! And you've embellished it so beautifully!! Leslie is one lucky ducky!!!

Susan said...

bottom line....I want that pocket wallhanging!!! How beautiful...

The Feathered Nest said...

Jodie sweet girl, you are AMAZING!!!! This pocket goodie is absolutely TO DIE FOR! I'm sure she must have just loved each and every part of it ~ it's truly beautiful! I hope you are doing great sweet friend....and that you have a wonderful weekend! hugs and love, Dawn

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

Oh my Gosh, you need to dump this deadbeat friend, Lisa! LOL I think she didn't see this awesome post, her brats keep her from keeping up with her friends! Okay, I can't speak in the 3rd person anymore. Too much work. This pocket is truly amazing my Cajun sister! I call Sissie the pillow whisperer, now I think you'll be the pocket whisperer! Each one is more beautiful than the last. And OH...don't even get me started on the goodies you stuffed it with. You went all out girl! The door plate, my fave...can't believe you parted with it. This must be a really Good friend! Can't wait to see you my crazy girl! Lisa

LiLi M. said...

Hi Jodie! Dutch proverb: you are either running or standing still! My addition, this sounds like you Jodie, but before starting to be funny; I just hope that everything is well with you and your family. Hope that you will enjoy a sunny week!

XoXo, Vicki said...

I just adore your blog. Love your cottage style and your vintage finds! Fabulous photography and a stunning layout! I'm adding your blog to my must-reads!

Wondering if you'd be interested in a link exchange??? Would love it if you'd check out my blog and let me know what you think!