8.08.2007

celebrate!

Wow. Today is a very special day in blog world, indeed: 1. I'm joining the festivities over at Artsymama's blog (Sidenote: She's a Minnesota blogger!). It's one giant crafting party to commemorate the inaugural issue of a brand new mag, Artful Blogging. How exciting! 2. Today is the day that I unveil the contents of my favorite things package. It was scheduled to arrive at Jennifer's in Salt Lake City today!! It just so happens that my favorite thing in the whole entire world is crafting...So most of my package echoed my love of homemade/handmade! 3. I want to share some crafting love with you...Find out about my very first giveaway below! Here goes:
The first object of my affection is paper. Since my swap partner has 2 little boys, I choose some boyish papers 8x8 papers from the stash, simply cut them into triangles, glued them to string, and made a lovely paper banner...Perfect for a b-day party or a little wall decor!


Favorite thing #2 is ribbon. I love love love ribbons of all colors, fabrics, and sizes! I included a short stack of ribbons that coordinated especially well with the banner colors.


Favorite thing #3: vintage linen. I've recently started a little collection of vintage linens from anywhere and everywhere. I loved this rustic little hand towel and I hope my swap-friend does too!
Favorite thing #4: tea! I absolutely love drinking tea, collecting tea dishes, and hostessing tea parties. I sent my swap-bud a little assortment of herbal fruit teas, but forgot to take a pic of the cute little box. {This photo is from flickr.} Someday when I own a sewing machine, I want to make adorable little tea cozies like this one. Although, I think mine would have lots of buttons and ribbons and vintage fabrics...Yum.

And last but not least, favorite thing #5: handmade earrings! Lately I've been adding jewelry to my crafting repetoire. This cute pink earrings are my latest girly creations...I made 2 pairs! No girl can have too many earrings.

**And since this is a crafting blog party sort of day, I've concluded that no party is a true party without a door prize! Welcome to the first (and certainly not last) Swell Life-Swell Giveaway! If you'd like your own pair of these pretty earrings for your pretty ears, please leave me a comment below. I'll pick a winner and mail these gems out to you tomorrow!!**

21 comments:

Erin said...

They look, well, "swell"! I share your love of ribbons (and the Fray!)

Ellen said...

What happy day it is Kari has such wonderful idea's. Thats when I found your blog today and really the earrings are so adorable.

Beth and Jason said...

Who doesn't love a new pair of earrings? Loved visiting your blog!

Sharon said...

What fun! So glad I stopped by for the party. The earrings are adorable. I'll be back!

TheMomInTheFamily said...

Sign me up! Then come visit the party on my blog.

http://keepinupwiththetatums.blogspot.com

jennalee said...

very cute earrings. Thanks for being artful. jennifer

Jodi said...

I love your craftiness. You and I share a love of tea, too! I was just cleaning my tea shelf today, wishing I had someone to share some tea with!

The earrings are adorable!

Carolr said...

I love the pink earrings. Nice of you to have a drawing. Carol

Lina said...

Love the earrings, they remind me of a pair my nonna (grandmother) used to wear..very sweet!

Lisa Gallup said...

Pretty earrings!! I see in your previous post that you got to attend Spirit West Coast! Lucky YOU!! :):)

michelle said...

I LOVE those earrings! Oh please pick me! What a fun post!

Lesley said...

I am having so much fun visiting all of the creative blogs out here.. boy is my favorites going to be a full file soon!

Judy said...

So glad I found you via Kari. I'll visit often. I love the earrings and I's sure love to wear them. I'd look so adorable too!

ashlynn said...

so cute - good job! Love the jewels!

Tautchia said...

Your earrings are very lovely! I've enjoyed visiting your blog. So happy that Kari linked to you!

chelle said...

Your favorite things mirror my favorite things. How cool is that. We must be kindred spirits. So tickled to have discovered your blog for the very first time today. By the way, I really love the name of it. So nice to meet you.

Michelle said...

I love tea too! and your cozy is so cute!

Linda SS said...

I'm thrilled to have been invited to your party:) Please enter me to win those fun earrings.

Sandy McTier said...

Loved visiting your blog!
Gorgeous eye candy and such inspiration!

Have a wonderful day.

Miss*Laurence said...

Hello! I'm still going through Kari's list. Loved the naive teacosy too.

Barbara H. said...

I'm still making my way through the blog party participants. :) I love many of the same things you do! Those earrings are gorgeous -- too bad I don't have pierced ears!