Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pretty Pockets Sneak Peeks...

I'm playing along in a wonderful swap hosted by the lovely Jessica of Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! ...

pocket swap

I've always wanted to join one of her swaps but the time was never right for me. But lucky me...I'm IN now!!! :)))

Jessica always hosts the most funnest (is that a word?) swaps.

Her tags (& everything else she makes) are just gorgeous!! 

I'm so honored to be in this one, but I must say ... I made the deadline to sign up for this one by the skin of my teeth as I was emailing her from the airport on my way to Savannah! whew!!!

I was paired with the wonderful Leslie of Junk Girl Studio.

I love Leslie's blog ... she's so creative.

Here are a few sneak peeks without spoiling her surprise...

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We were to make a fabric wall hanging (no smaller than 8.5 x 11) with no less than three pockets.

Hint #1: Leslie's will be huge! :)

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Pink is a favorite color of Leslie, plus she likes aqua, blue and green too.

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For those of you who know me, you know that pink and aqua are really not in my vocabulary. 

So therefore, I kind of shabbied (is that a word too?) everything up by adding some well worn pieces and some aging to make it all have a vintage feel.

Then, we were to load the pockets with LOTS of goodies!

Hint #2: Leslie's will be stuffed! :)

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Don't get me wrong, working with the pink and aqua was a blast because it was challenging for me (and I LOVE challenges).

Being a long-time reader of Leslie's blog, I really think I got a feel of what she likes. 

She likes vintage.

So therefore, I have used vintage pink flowers, vintage velvet, vintage laces, and vintage pieces ... all strategically combined with pink and aqua ;)

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Hint #3: Leslie's will be GORGEOUS! 

I better stop now before I give it all away.

I'm finished and I'm ready to mail it. I'll be sad to see it leave.

Do you ever want to keep everything you make?

I DO ... it's so hard to give it to the mailman, it's like my fingers are glued to the box ... literally! But, since he's always bringing me some beautiful goodies, I really need to get over that! haha

I can't show you the final masterpiece until Leslie receives it. Our deadline is the 31st of this month so you really don't have to stay on the edge of your seat until then...okay? ;)

I promise to show you more at a later date.


I hope your weekend was wonderful...mine surely was!

Oh...and speaking of wonderful, I wouldn't want you to miss what Sarah of The Gypsy Mermaid has put in her Etsy shop.

She's made some awesome goodies recently so if you have the time...please go take a peek :)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Jodie it sounds so wonderful!! I can't wait to see it and what she sends you. I am not talented like that so I just admire!!

Anonymous said...

I was over @ Leslie's blog the other day reading about this...I have an idea :D why not make 2 identical bags and send one to MOI so I can see exactly what Leslie's in store for :D that's not a bad idea...what do you think Jodie?

The Polka Dot Closet said...

i wish you were wending it all to me, what fun! What is the fabric or ribbon in the aqua and pink color? It does not look like ribbon, more like gauze?



Hi Jodie! You have stepped up to the aqua and green challenge and mastered it. Looking forward to seeing the entire creation! ~ Angela

Claudia said...

I have a feeling that Leslie will be swooning when she sees her package from you!


Mosaic Magpie said...

I wish I was Leslie!

Theresa said...

You make the most beautifulest... don't think that is a word:) creations! Can't wait to see the final production, I know it will be the best ever! Hugs, my friend!

Secondhandrose said...

I was Leslie's partner for an Easter swap- you will have so much fun. Can't wait till the end of the month to see the reveal.


trash talk said...

If shabbified is a word then so is Jodiefied. That's what you do to all your art projects...they are just such a reflection of you.
What if I said my middle name was Leslie...would that work?

WinnibriggsHouse said...

It sounds like Lesley is going to be one happy and lucky lady!

Unknown said...

Hi Jodie! Do you want to know how bad I wish I were Leslie right now? REAL BAD!!!!!!!!!!
I don't think I can wait until the 31st. I really don't. It all looks so beautiful! Pink and green and are talkin' my language here. That little piece of hardware let me know that this will be a gorgeous work of art. Then you mentioned velvet, and I saw lace and bling. Oh my! I just can't wait till the 31st.
I read the post of your time together with your family. It looks like a wonderful time and I was so happy to see the pictures of you with your sisters and aunt.
Oh and I did hang out in that beautiful bedroom for awhile and caught me some zzzs.
hugs to you!

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, my! What a wonderful swap buddy you are, Jodie! Hint #4: Leslie will be THRILLED!!!

You do the most beautiful things--thanks for sharing those gorgeous little peeks!

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend, my friend!

Becca said...

Hi Jodie!
Everything you make is breathtaking. I can't wait to see the big reveal. And *love* the blog makeover

Debby said...

Leslie is a lucky girl! Everything looks so gorgeous, now I can hardly wait to see the big reveal. You are so talented..

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh Jodie...I can't stand it...I want to see it NOW! But I will try to be patient....I know it will be gorgeous. And yes, I do want to keep what I create...I am loving something I am working on right now!

Rebecca said...

Hi Jodie
Wow it all looks so pretty! Can't wait to see what you made and what you get!
Have a great week

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

What gorgeous sneek peaks, Jodie! Everything looks very yummy! Leslie will be over the moon and if not she can just send it to me because I would be :-).
Big hugs,

Holly Loves Art said...

Yes, I agree... everything looks yummy. You have such a creative and beautiful blog!

Tara said...

Somebody has some goodies coming their way! I have been reading your posts, even if I was too lackadaisical to comment! I turned pea green with envy over your Savannah posts. I would love to see the city one day, it looks so beautiful in pictures. The Petticoats and Parasols events all looked so magical. What love and care went into everything.
I love that you call your Aunts Aunties! I call the Aunts on my Mom's side of the family Auntie too, and am called Auntie by my nieces and nephews. It's much better than being called Aunt!
Have a great week Jodie and it was great hearing from you again! I missed you too!

Pierelantijntjes said...

It realy sounds like you are gonna surprise Leslie very much. The sneak peeks make me very curious.
Have a great week,
Hugs from Ester

Lori said...

Jodie, your sneak peeks are gorgeous...i think Leslie is going to be a very lucky girl...i know that feeling of not wanting to part with what i have made...or gathered for that matter...most of my recent swaps were so hard to mail...

Jessica Rodarte said...

Leslie will be thrilled! I can't wait to see it all! You are the master of making pretty things! :)

Tina said...

it sounds so wonderful Jodie - can´t wait to see your pocket in full
xo Tina

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Leslie is a lucky lady! Just beautiful Jodie! Can't wait to see what you both end up with!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Can't wait!!!

Kateyed said...

Oooooh, she is so lucky to be your partner, Jodie! I bet that you make her will be so beautiful and stuffed, as well!


Lisa said...

Show me MORE! I wont' tell, I promise! I know for a fact that your pockets RocK! I'm trying to get better pictures to post. I'll be doing that today or tomorrow. Then everyone will see your wonderful pockets. This one looks a little different tho. Great swap. Lisa Marie
PS That dang Deb no showed. I have a funny story about it tho. I'll tell ya later.

The Flying Bee said...

Hey girl!

Just stopping by to say hi! I love your header...gorgeous!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Jodie, everything you make is fabulous. Heck, even the little peak looks great to me. Hope you are having a fabulous week so far. :) Tammy

Anne Lorys said...

Jodie, you are a revelation! Everything you do is just infused with beauty...that, and your amazing spirit!

Love ya, girl!


Unknown said...

I can't wait to see the beautiful creation you made, it sounds simply Marvelous darling, O.K. Maybe not simple but I'm sure it's going to be Marvelous!


Recycled Rita said...

Leslie is a wonderful partner! She and I were partners in a nest swap a couple of years ago and she made me a beautiful nest. It stays out almost year round! I love what you are making....feeling a little jealous of Leslie! hee! hee!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Jodie..I have fallen in love with your blog! What a lucky girl to be receiving a package from you! I'd want to keep it too! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog~I'm overwhelmed by all the support & prayers ...Thank you! Take Care~ xoxo, Ann

Sheri said...

Miss Jodie,
You are ALWAYS so clever ! I can't wait to see what you made.
Hope you're having a blessed week!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

Oh what a fun swap you are going to have ~ yes, Jessica has some fun swaps and I was the lucky recipient of gift from her.
Leslie, will be thrilled with your wonderful creation.

Many thanks for visiting me dear friend and for the birthday greetings.
Have a wonderful week

Julie Ann said...

Oooh!!! I cannot WAIT to see how it turned out!! I saw this swap posted, but it was way after it closed! Plus, I donno how to sew yet :) I bet Leslie is going to be over the moon once she receives your package!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodie,
This looks fabulous. I must branch out from paper. I am not a big aqua and pink person myself but "shabbied up" they look awesome. I can't wait to see the final piece all together. Thanks for the link. I am going over right now.
Hugs Sweetie,

clustres said...

Saw you on Tarnished and Tattered, so now I am a follower!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Jodie,
I was just at Lisa's blog and boy oh boy is she ever bragging on you.
That girl loves you for sure.
Of course the wall hanging you made for her is just down right gorgeous!!!!

And, what you have created is looking really good. I can't wait to see how you used pink and aqua in your design.


Jane said...

Hi Jodie,
Leslie is one lucky girl to be paired with you for this swap. I loved the sneak peek and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
I'm so sorry I haven't shipped off my little find for you. Things have been a little busy around here and I completely forgot. I'll get it in the mail this week.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

oohh, I can't wait to see the reveal!
Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Your blog is so interesting!


Six in One Hand said...

You always have the most amazing stuff woman!!!!

I LOVE it!!!!

Sheila Rumney said...

Love, love, love it!!! I have Sarah of Gypsy Mermaid and have been working on her pocket swap. Can't wait to finish it and send it to her.

Hope to see you at Silver Bella this year!

icandy... said...

hi jodie!
that swap looks like it's going to be fabulous!! :)
just checking in on you!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are exceptional in this post and I always feel refreshed after visiting. It is a woman's creative feast!

Laura said...

Dear Jodie-

When I was born my parents named me Laura, but then a little later


Your friend Laura /Leslie

NanE said...

Jodie, it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see more! I LOVE the colors! :) said...

Hi Jody, it's been so long since I visited you, I still love what you do, your so amazing. I have so many blogs I like to visit, it takes so long to visit everyone.

I am so curious to see you pocket wall art. I hope I can remember to check back. If you have a side bar thingy I can get, I'll get it and then I'll remember to check.

come visit

Big Hugs

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Jodie,
I can't wait to see the final creation, such pretty soft colors. Leslie is a lucky lady.

Anonymous said...

and now for comment #50 on your list!
everything is so beautiful...i love monotones and pink and aqua!
so this post fit me perfectly!

thanks for sharing!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

I can't wait to see the finished work of art! Pink and aqua could be considered a little beachy. :)

kanishk said...

it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see more!
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Rochelle said...

Leslie is one lucky girl! Just looking at the sneak peeks is making me drool....can't wait to see the WHOLE piece!