Monday, 24 May 2010

Filled to the max!

I've spent the past week trying to catch up on what seems to be a never ending 'to do' list! One of the things I wanted to show you for ages is this wonderful little matchbox that arrived from Jan shortly before I left for NZ.
Jan and I did a spontaneous matchbox swap which we themed 'vintage'. Jan altered a jig-saw piece with Queen Elizabeth I and filled her box with treasures, I love every teeny tiny one!

bursting at the seams, superb!

We bent the rules ever so slightly by wrapping lace around our boxes! look at the tiny pearls, swoon! Jan's box was completed by the fab tag below. Thank you for the most wonderful swap Jan!
Posted by PicasaI forgot to take pics of my box for Jan! she's kindly blogged about it here!

15 comments:

PeggyR said...

That is amazing!

La Dolce Vita said...

lovely work and the little buttony tag is very sweet!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow. This is simply gorgeous. I know you are proud to own it.

Linda said...

Beautiful! I need to do one of these swaps!

Dawn said...

WOW! love this so very much!

Love Dawn xx

Alisa said...

How wonderful... inside and out!

Mollye said...

They are adorable and you can feel the fun that went into creating them!

Electra said...

Both of these are wonderful! It makes me wish I made matchboxes.....

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Enjoyed Jan's bbb post too
what a gorgeous swap you two had!
SO lovely!
oxo

Chany said...

Wonderfull , your paper very very creative!!!! Chany

bad penny said...

gorgeous as is yours to Jan. I am amazed at all the lovely treasures inside.
Jan made an extra box for a gift when I did the matchbox swap & it's lovely.

I shall be organising another swap later this year & will need twelve players.

libbyquilter said...

both boxes are fab.u.LOUS.~!!!~ it's amazing what can be stowed away within these tiny little spaces~!~ what treasures and what fun~!!~!

:-)
libbyQ

Melinda Cornish said...

what a beautiful matchbox....I think it is one of the most amazing ones I have seen!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Such wonderful things come in small packages ~ don't they?

Chany said...

Absolutely adorable, your work has great tenderness,
peace, joy, memories of childhood innocence, one everybody looks
congratulations, Chany