These cookies were just too precious to eat, and there were this many more of them in the box.....absolutely amazing!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
My Christmas Matchbox #12 was sent to me by Wendy over at stitchduchessscrazysanequiltingworld. She used ornament fabric to cover the outside of my box and the inside, and then she added the gold ruffles to the top and bottom. My granddaughter thinks it looks like a little Christmas drum, and I agree. Inside she placed the dearest little red and green bulb Christmas ornament. It is so neat that the box and the goodie carry out the ornament theme of the matchbox. Thank you so very much, Wendy. You efforts are greatly appreciated, and you box looks precious on my little metal tree. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
My Matchbox #11 came to me from Carol over at heirloomsforyou.blogspot.com. It is so sweet with the little gingerbread man and green heart on the top. Inside she made me a little beaded pendant which I have already worn. Thank you Carol for your little box. It is presently hanging on my metal tree along with its 24 brothers and sisters. Happy Holidays to you and your family and again, thanks so much.
Matchbox #10 came to me from Sarah over at ourpumpkinandsweetpea.blogspot.com. It is darling. I am convinced she designed and painted her own paper just like the Christmas tag ornament inside. The red flower and button set it all of perfectly. She even went so far as to put sparkles on the #10. Sarah, I love my matchbox, and thank you for making it for me. Happy Holidays to you and all of your family.
This is the front of my box.
Here is the back with a different tree on it.
And, here is the precious little tag ornament which was inside my box.
This year Vicki from over at Cherry Chick Jewelry and I exchanged some Christmas goodies which, of course, were Mary Engelbreit inspired. I made for her 25 little M.E. matchboxes hanging from a M.E. yo-yo Christmas wreath. We both needed a bit of propping up this holiday season so our little exchange did the trick perfectly. A gift from a friend always boosts the spirits and puts a smile on one’s face. Thank you so much, Vicki, for thinking of me. I love my box, I DARE anyone to touch my M.E. pen, and I cannot wait to use my note cards and my rhinestone goodie... BUT, best of all are my Cherry Chick cherry earrings. You are the best jewelry maker in the whole wide USA. I adore the watch you made me, and now I have a pair of your darling earrings. I am one lucky gal, and feel so fortunate to have made friends with such lovely people as you and Debby since I started blogging. It was great fun swapping with the two of you. Happy Holidays to you, my friend.
The M.E. paper she used is so Christmasy, and she covered the inside of the box with the same paper stuffing it with bright and shiny red tinsel pieces. Under all of that red were my little goodies.
Isn’t this the cutest little box top? I surely think so!
This post is also a part of Vicki’s M.E. Mondays. Be sure to stop by her site to see other precious M.E. posts this week.
This holiday season I participated in my first two swaps: one was the the Swap for All Seasons Matchbox Swap sponsored by Linda and A Christmas Box Swap sponsored by Debby over at The Cozy Blanket. I have been posting the little matchboxes I received one day at a time, and now here is my box that Debby made me. It is the sweetest thing, and I love it.
The red and white checks against the black on the outside of the box turned out so attractive and and looked like something right out of a M.E. magazine. As all of you know, I am a true lover of Mary Engelbreit’s work.
This is the top of my box with Anna Estelle and her rosy cheeks.
The box was filled with so many wonderful little goodies.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
It is a festively decorated box with the cutest little turtle inside. I cannot decide whether to us it as a stitch marker for my knitting, make it into a bookmark, or wear it as a necklace. Decision...decisions...decisions. They are such fun. Tomorrow you’ll see #7.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
My #5 Christmas Matchbox came to me from Angela over at:
The matchbox is so festive with its little red reindeer on the front and the darling Santa magnet inside...such a cute and clever way to use a bottle cap. The striped paper on the front and the red and white “merry christmas” paper on the inside set it all off perfectly. This box is just darling. Thanks and Big Hugs, Angela....Tomorrow you’ll see #6.
Friday, December 3, 2010
My #4 Christmas Matchbox came to me from Mary over at:
The matchbox amazing. The first photo shows the box with the angel wings open. They actually fold in from each side and are beautiful on the paper printed with music. The second shot is fro the back, and the third shows how Mary carried over the snowman theme to the inside of the little box, too. The little gift is a tiny angel ornament. This box is absolutely beautiful. Tomorrow you’ll see #5.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
My #3 Christmas Matchbox came to me from Maria over at:
The matchbox is covered in blown paper and sitting on top is a little teddy bear with a red plaid bow. Inside there is a little teddy bear ornament..such a dear little present. The paper Maria lined the inside of the box with is so old timey and cute. Thank you, Maria, for all of your hard work. I love my box. Tomorrow you’ll see #4.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
My #2 Christmas Matchbox came to me from Shannon over at: http://quiltinginpinksbulldogsatmyside.blogspot.com
It is pink and so sweet. The top has a little Christmas tree on it with pink and white gingham ribbon across the bottom, and inside there is a little “JOY” bookmark with a tiny bell....such a clever enclosure. Tomorrow you’ll see #3.