Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Second String goodies!

Here are all the goodies I received in the mail yesterday from my swap partner Dacia. For this swap there were 4 requirements: an organizer, a stuffie, some items from your craft stash, and some things about yourself (i.e. town, interests, daily stuff, ect) AND it had to be from stuff you already had. First off, Dacia actually made me 3 organizers! Below (far right) is a ribbon organizer. Inside is a dowel rod that spools of ribbon are placed on and then the ribbon is threaded to the outside via rivets. All nice and tidy! Far right is the cutest stuffie bunny...Only, he isn't just cute, his little belly pouch opens up and is a small sewing organizer!
In the front middle are lovely hand stamped and machine stitched cards. These were a 'just because' kinda deal! She also included her handmade stamp, notice how the flower matches the fabric print! Very clever!

This is the third organizer (the sides actually go straight down but the best area in my house for lighting was were I had to prop it up which makes it appear to have a waist). She made this for me to organize my jewelry making supplies. Let me tell you..they need some organizing! It has many pockets in varying sizes which is perfect for anything really.
This is the back. She was concerned I wouldn't like the fabric because I didn't list these colors as fav's, but I actually think they look great together.


These are the 'about her' and stash items. Bundles of fabrics, a bracelet with details in one of my favorite colors (chartreuse), a very cool Japanese mango tea tin, a cellophane pouch of neat snippets of papers and imagery (I really loved those Dacia!), postcards, neat advertising from a new York pizza place, a pamphlet from an opera called Kirov Cycle (very interesting costumes!), and a menu from a Japanese tea house called "TenRen's Tea Time". I really liked looking at the menu for the fact that all they serve is tea and a few snacks. There are some interesting sounding teas ...Tapioca Fruit tea that can be served iced, warm or hot in flavors such as Kumquat Lemon, Passion fruit, star fruit (sounds REALLY good) and lychee (I'll have one of those too!). If I ever make it to New York, I think I will be looking this place up.

Everything is soo well made and lovely! Thank you Dacia for everything!

sidenote: Dacia has a few extra pic's up on her blog of all the goodies and some extra info and background!

8 comments:

Dacia Ray said...

I'm so glad you liked the goods! I really enjoyed putting it together for you. And whew! about the colors and pattern! I was a bit nervous. (P.S., my name is spelled Dacia, pronounced Day-Sha.) :)

Handmade Girl said...

That jewelry organizer is kick-ass.

my house is cuter than yours said...

dacia! i am soo sorry about the spelling of your name! i fixed it at once!

elizabeth said...

great goodies!!! luv that ribbon organizer :)

Jennifer said...

What a terrific swap partner to have!

catrina said...

Love all the goodies! Lucky you!:)

p said...

that ribbon organiser looks like a piece of genius design

julia said...

Wow! What a score! I just *love* the fabric on that organizer ... and the stash stuff looks so fun!