Monday, February 7, 2011

A Swap for All Seasons Winter Swap 2011

Thanks to our beloved swap sponsor, Linda, over at A Swap for All Seasons,we are just about to wind up our winter swap for 2011 ~ a mini fabric collage. My swap partner is Becky Garrison over at Camelia Cottage. Becky loves vintage things, hankies, and 40’-50’s colors. Her kitchen is pale blue and white with a red antiqued table and chairs. She LOVES color. Well, I thought and thought trying to come up with a festive idea but one in keeping with her likes so this is what I decided upon. Her collage is two sided: one side is for her to hang for Valentine’s, and the other is for Easter. After emailing back and forth and passing the idea by Becky, we decided I would to go ahead and finish it off so she would be able to go ahead and use it immediately as Valentine’s Day is almost here.

For the Valentines’s side I used pink and red fabric and felt along with lace, some vintage doilies I cut apart for the hanger, rick-rack, old buttons, yo-yo’s, and embroidery. As a final little touch I put a tiny crocheted flower in the center and stamped twill tape with “be mine.”

Since Becky’s kitchen is blue and white, I chose those colors as well as yellows for the Easter egg side. Once again I used lots of buttons, rick-rack, yo-yo’s, lace, vintage doilies, ribbon, and I even found some little Easter egg buttons for the top. For that final touch I stamped “happy easter” on twill tape going across the bottom.

Well, I just could’t stop there. For ages now I have been wanting to attempt to make some tags. Having seen so many precious ones on the different blogs, I decided to give it a try. Keeping with the Valentine’s Day~Easter theme, this is the tag I designed...and it, too, it two sided.

I hope Becky likes it. I had such fun putting all together, and I learned a lot during the process. Again, thank you Linda for all that you do to make all of our lives just a bit brighter and a lot more fulfilling.


  1. Wow, a 2 sided fabric collage!! What a fab idea, love all the embellies you have used, all those lovely buttons and yoyo's :)
    Your tags are great too!

  2. Genie, they are beautiful! What a great idea to make it 2 sided! Lovely colors, VERY well done! I love them both!

  3. I think your double sided mini quilt is beautiful Genie, - all the hand stitched detail is exquisite. I bet Becky will love it - and the double sided tag too, what a great idea!

  4. I love the unique idea of using both side of the quilt.... and what lovely results you've achieved. Great idea for the tags as well!.

  5. so prety i love your tags as well the images are so vintage chic

  6. Becky is going to go bonkers over this! I really like the idea of using twill tape and stamping it. Going to pick some up to use next time!

    Both sides of this are awesome. Never in a million years would I have thought of doing a two sided one.


  7. I love your work, the use of all the buttons on the tags is just awesome. HUGS MARY

  8. Becky should love it, I know I do.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele M

  9. How cute!!! I can see now why you have been "missing".

  10. holy cow, double sided!! lucky lucky partner! your needlework is beautiful and dainty, i love it.

  11. WOW you were busy... TWO!!! they are beautiful... what a sweet valentine collage! love your tags!

  12. What you made is beautiful. You need to check my blog for a Tag Tuesday I think you would enjoy it and your tags are really cute!