Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's hearts and flowers day!
The sun has been shining in Colorado, but it is still taking days and days to melt the snow from last week!  Just look at all that is left still in my front yard:
The penguin doesn't mind.
 I had the sweetest surprise in the mail the other day; it came from my friend Penny, who loves vintage and buttons, too!  It's a button posy she made!
How adorable is it?  See the pretty charm string button in the middle?  It's glass.  I just love it!  And I adore the cute vintage cards she included -- they are just perfect!
I received my button doll swap in the mail!  It's so much fun to do a swap, and to see how each artist interprets the theme!  Here is the fabulous box that my partner Kathie made for me:
 So many different textures in the collages...
 I love both the foil Dresden hearts and the metallic hearts she painted on!
 My favorite side.
Here's the doll herself:
 Isn't she adorable?  Her clothes were created by Kathie, and, though I tried, I couldn't get a great photo of her unique wig with the beaded details.

 Back view -- isn't her dress amazing?
Kathie really made me a work of art in this doll!
 And look at all the sweet gifts that came with the doll!
I love the sparkly trim, and the frozen Charlotte head especially!
 That string of pearls and flower is by Prima; and the beaded flowers and other shiny doo dads are going to be so fun to work with on my future creations!
I can hardly wait to play with the taller of the little glass jars -- can't you just see a tiny bottle brush tree in there?  And the vintage glass fuse has so many possibilities!  I'm very excited to have it!
Thank you, Kathie, for such a fun swap!
I wish you all a lovely Valentine's Day!


JoAnne said...

What a wonderful swap to receive! You were both so good to each other!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Such sweet little treasures you received! I love your lounging penguin, hope he has plenty of sunblock:-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day to you.
Oh my, such a wonderful button doll, every inch.
I have continued on to visit a few more of your posts. I loved playing along in JoAnne's ribbon doll swap, so much fun to be had in her group.
Yes, pocket letters are much fun, too much at times, tee hee....
I hope you had a wonderful Valentine weekend.