I can't stop! Each time I tell myself it's time for a little break, I find another one to join! I'm especially fond of the Petite Inspiration Box Swaps, hosted by Heather at Speckled Egg. The one we just finished is the Black & White. For those not familiar, Heather divides us in to groups of three. We visit each others blogs and get to know each other via email, then the gathering process begins. "The Hunt" is so much fun - searching for the perfect treasures to fill our partners boxes. Then we take the large matchboxes (2 for $1 at Dollar Tree) and decorate them according to theme.
These are the boxes I made for my partners, Kana and Myrna. (I was so excited when I found the black and white rooster toile fabric on ebay.)
Their tastes were pretty similar so the goodies I chose were pretty similar too.
This is the beauty I received from Myrna. Do you see the rhinestone and beaded pieces? Gorgeous! And look at the fabric flower adorning the box! You have to visit her blog, More Than Heirlooms and see the Poe-inspired vignette she created. Dark, intriguing and gorgeously gothic.
And this stunning array is from Kana. I love the sugared box with that big black velvet wrap and layered flower! And the cameo and velvet millinery leaves are perfection! Kana is showing some pretty vintage finds at her blog, Kana Creates. And it's worth a scroll down or two for the tour of Phillips General Store, loaded with vintage Halloween.
THIS is why I can't stop. It's like Christmas in my mailbox year round, not to mention the new friends I've made. A huge thank you to both these wonderful ladies!
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