I learned some lessons in making this swap- most of all- I filled all the little punch bowls with the resin, but forgot to put the ladles in!! I was so proud of not spilling that resin and making a mess too!! I guess minis are the same as wood work- measure twice, cut once. In other words- I'll be thinking my project through more clearly from here on out! The little gingerbread men were buttons I clipped the shanks off of, but the house I made from chipboard and my very first ever polymer clay canes! I forsee some clay playing time in the new year for me because I had sooo much fun making those houses! I would love to try to make the entire house out of clay- but for this swap I was not sure I was skilled enough and I didn't want to run out of time :)
Now....on to the fabulous goodies I recieved from the swap!!!
First, Kathi our swap hostess from http://beautifulminiblessings.blogspot.com created these beautiful items:
There is a beautiful little beaded wreath and beaded tree. The picture does not show it well, but the tree has the cutest little star on the top. There is an adorable basket of real pine cones, a white poinsettia in a natural wooden vase and a couple of dollhouse miniature magazines for Rose the flower designer to read on her days off. I already have the blue items in my dollhouse bathroom because they match so well- I'm tempted to leave them there year round!! Thank you so much Kathi- I love them all!!!
Next up is Jill from http://littleneststudio.blogspot.com/ :
Jill created the sweetest little plate of goodies for Santa and his reindeer. I love the carrot so much, and the letter to Santa is so adorable! Thank you Jill!!! Love it!!!
Karin from http://orrlakemusings.blogspot.com/ made these next items:
The picture does not do this justice. There is a plate of goodies for the holiday- the orange is incredible!!! The skin is textured and there is even the little nub on the end where it came off the tree! Cookies and candies surround the fruit and there is a beautiful little holly wreath with sparkling garland and a red bow. Thank you so much Karin!! My dollhouse dolls had a great feast for Christmas :)
Deborah from http://dlsarmywife.blogspot.com/ made the next batch of wonderfulness:
There is a cute little Christmas tree all covered in bead ornaments and there is a sweet little star that belongs on top, but it broke off during shipping and I have not repaired it yet. There is a sweet little bow with hanging bells that is absolutely perfect for the door to my dollhouse bakery---but my fave is the snowman!!! He is so adorable and I love him sooo much!! I could hardly decide where to put him in my dollhouse- right now he is on the dresser in the bedroom, but that may change. Thank you Deborah- and I am so glad this swap gave us the chance to meet!!
Last, but not least, Jaime from http://jlilroomer.blogspot.com/ :
Isn't this just the cutest??!!! It is a tiny little christmas tree covered in tiny little bead ornaments with the smallest presents that I have ever seen under the tree. The entire thing is under a dome with a wooden base- it is just wonderful and I love it soooo much!! Thank you Jaime!!!
I look forward to future mini swaps- I had so much fun and I hope that all my swap partners liked my items. I'm off to find all of the posts I have been ignoring till I opened my swap items :)