Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's me again!!!

Well, I thought I'd share a few pics of another swap I was in this summer! It was Lori's from http://www.perfectisboring.blogspot.com/  "Polka Dot Swap" she has the neatest swaps and I always look forward to them!! My partner was my friend Jessica from http://www.jessicarodarte.blogspot.com/. She herself loves polka dots, and she is so talented. I did hers in colors she loves, aqua, pink and yellow. Let me tell you I had a blast thrifting and antique shopping for her!! She has more pictures on her blog. She loves images of little children so I got her a few books. The dotted swiss material I got from one of my favorite catholic church sales I look forward to every year. I got alot of the vintage items at one of my favorite antique shops in alittle town not to far from here. I had alot of fun putting this together for Jessica. I wanted it to be special, as she is pretty great herself.

Now check out what she sent me and made me!! Can you understand why now I love these colors!! Orange and brown!! She made this awesome pretty pocket organizer with brown dotted fabric and cool orange flowers! She did a swap for these organizers, I was alittle scared to try to make one, but now I know I can and will! I was so excited to get one!! and she makes the covered matchboxes too and put a coffee tag distressing kit together in it! Love it! There was a button jar with orange and brown buttons in it, with a large orange flower on top. One of her empherma kits, and a bingo card wrapped in trims! and can you believe even my favorite candy matches!! I borrowed these pics from Jessica. She posted about our swap on her blog. Check it out, she has more great pics on there. I love Jessica she is a rockstar.

Sim and I went to my nephews wedding on Saturday night. Ok I hate to have my picture taken. Sim's cuzin Denise took this from across the table with her cell phone. It's not to bad. I am my own worse critic, I needed to fix my bangs!! I noticed I am hanging onto his tie. In our wedding picture I am hanging on to his sleeve! lol I don't know why!! It was a beautiful wedding all done in fall colors and decorations. We got to see Caylee our grandaughter!! We even danced alot!!

I am crafting away as much as I can. My first craft show is in two weeks! Oh boy! I am co-chairing it again at my church. I said I wasn't going to but they needed the help! I'll show ya some pictures of my goodies soon!  XO Fran.


Creative Breathing said...

Hi Fran, You are a homemaker from Michigan and you love Nancy Drew, what could be more wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog. My star is five inches. Boy was it ever a difficult thing to draw! The trick was to make a triangle shape template to use. Good luck! Have a lovely fall week in beautiful Michigan! Elizabeth

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

Fran, I loved swapping with you! I loved what you sent me, and I am so glad you liked what I sent you. :) You and Sim look wonderful! The wedding sounds like it was so much fun.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Such fun swaps! Yes! The colors are so Fall Harvesty Goodness!

Do you own a pc or Mac? If it's a pc, copying images is easy.

Just right-click your mouse and a list will come up. Click onto "save as" (it might say, save picture as...I'm on a Mac so don't remember exact wording) and it'll save the picture on your computer. Then, all you have to do is click on that file, the picture will come up, and hit print.

If you're on a Mac,it pretty much works the same way, only you go to File at the top of the computer (instead of right-clicking the mouse) and follow the same instructions.

Good luck on your craft show! Wish I could be there!

amy said...

Lots of great goodies! You and Sim look like you're having a great time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fran, I am visiting you via Amy at Pink Hi-tops. I saw on your profile where we have many of the same interests and wanted to visit and say "hi." I love the photo of you and your husband. I also love your beautiful swap goodies.

My husband spent the first 25 years of his life in Detroit MI and we now live in Georgia. Have a great day...I'm following you now so I'll be back.

Jewels said...

Fran - good luck with the craft show. I've helped with our Quilting Guild show for several years and I appreciate how much work it is! Jewels

Jacqueline said...

Please forgive Fran for my lack of response and getting over here.

I'm chin deep with work and every day I have off, I'm getting called in. I guess the college girls just want to have fun and they call in sick.

I'm covered in glitter but loving this adventure.

Top of the morning to you. I like the picture of the two of you. Do you care if I copy it? I'm doing a tribute to my blog pals in the future.

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Fran,
I say I'm sorry for being missing in action for the last couple of weeks.
I'm recovering from the doggie wedding, birthday, work, Halloween and being so tired and sore...
I've read all your comments and love you all the more.

The reason I wanted to copy your picture is to pay love and tribute to you on my blog this month. If I can figure out how to do links, I'd like to send bloggers your way...they are missing one of the sweetest bloggers in the whole wide world.

Theresa said...

Hi Fran! You look so pretty in this picture, I think it's funny that your hanging onto your husbands tie! I started at your most recent post, and girl you have been busy! All of your creations are wonderful, keep it up! Theresa xoxo