Saturday, August 8, 2009

My swap with Margaret of "The French Bear"

Well...I received my swap goodies from Margaret Bouwmeester Of "The French Bear" & I have to say I squealed like a little kid when I unwrapped the wee rabbit below. Margaret, the love & attention you put into our swap overwhelmed me...as I mentioned to you earlier, I really did get tears in my eyes when I saw how much work you put into our swap. I love my wee rabbit...he is perfect in every way. I also want to Thank-you for all the other goodies...the little blue mouse needle-punch cushion, the antique photos, buttons...everything.
I really had a lot of fun taking part in this swap with you...but most of all I really enjoyed getting to know you through our chats back & forth, commiserating about life...& finding that we have so much in common.
I hope one day we can meet in person...
Thanks again Margaret...for making this so special for me!
Warmly, Susan


Margaret is an avid blogger & a wonderful artist...please take the time to give her a
visit at "The French Bear" She has great posts & lots of interesting things to peruse.
"The French Bear"




Below are a few of things I put together for my swap to Margaret. I made a little notebook for her which I covered with a wonderful flowered paper...I then added a vintage style label & stamped her name on it. I antiqued the booklet by sanding all the edges...I then buffed it with Walnut Briwax to give it an aged look . Most of the pages in the booklet have been stamped & inbetween the pages is a collection of ephemera. Last but not least a little wee bow to hold the ephemera in place.


When I began this swap for Margaret I recalled her mentioning that she would love a rabbit with a cream colored jacket...well that is what I created for her.
When I finished the rabbit I decided to put him on a couple of small tuffets. I then attached the whole piece to a paper-mache box onto which I pasted the same flowered paper. I then finished the piece by placing a small collection of buttons into the box.
I really enjoyed this swap & I truly believe that this is one of the best things we artists can do to enjoy & explore each others work.




10 comments:

The French Bear said...

Susan, thank you again for the wonderful swap, I think you need to make your mice and rabbits into needle punch patterns for me!!!! I can't get enough of their cuteness!!!! Have a fantastic weekend and I am on to more sewing, you have inspired me so!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Draffin Bears said...

What a delightful blog you have and I enjoyed my visit here.
Your work is beautiful and loved the swap gifts you and Margaret shared.

Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

WoolenSails said...

You both made wonderful gifts for each other. A lot of thought and love went into them all.

Debbie

SilkLover said...

Your work is so wonderful! Mice and rabbits... how clever.

Dreary Mouse said...

Your blog is so cute. :) I love mice as well. If you want to see some I have made, I have lots of pictures on my blog. :)

Megan

Brenda said...

Oh Susan, they bunny is fabulous - you are a lucky girl, but I love your little mouse pin cushion, I'm sure your partner was equally thrilled. Isn't it nice to get such nice treats!

Hugs,

Brenda

Uncanny Festoon said...

looks to me like a trade made in heaven!

Phillane E'lee said...

OMG, what a wonderful swap on both parts. The book and rabbit you made are darling little pieces. Lucky girls is all I can say. Now I am off to dream to creations coming to live with me like that.
Blessings,Pea

Theresa said...

Wow what a great swap...both pieces are fantastic. Really both of you ladies out did yourselves.

beedeebabee said...

I loved seeing what you and Margaret swapped. All of the goodies were just fantastic!!! Hugs, :o)

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