Welcome back to Boxwood Cottage dear readers and blogging friends!
I have a lot to share with you on this rainy Sunday afternoon and I like to start with a private Silhouette swap I recently had with my friend Cerri from The Little Pink Studio.
This is my third swap from Cerri and as always I loved every single item that she created and chose for me.
You US gals always have the best stuff! Just look at all these gorgeous treasures in neutral colors, so pretty!
and isn't it just so clever what Cerri made out of a simple cotton bag? Dyed and embellished and with the silhouette with my name and the lace and ruffles I just love it!
It's hard to chose what I like best from this swap, but apart from the gorgeous silhouette bag the embellished round box filled with the prettiest rhinestone and pearl pins, the gorgeous silhouette stamp and the sweet stitched vintage and framed picture all belong to my faves for sure!
Sweet Cerri also made me a cute lace covered booklet filled with her beautiful dyed paper doilies and hand stamped the cutest little cotton and paper bags for me to use. Btw did you notice my new vintage electric Elita sewing machine? I bought it on our local flea market lately. It's a very heavy and solid piece which is still working if only I knew how to use it *sigh*
I guess Cerri will soon show you what she got from me over on her blog: http://www.littlepinkstudio.typepad.com/
Apart from swapping I also did a bit more crafting. With Easter ahead I was inspired to embellish some more of my papier mâché Easter eggs, this time I painted them white and embellished them with matching lace, Dresden trims and some bling. My favorite has to be the hanging bird nest egg which I sent to my friend Anja from Matilda's Design for another little swap, hope she'll like it!
I think the golden Dresden foil border and bird matches so well with the white egg.
The egg above looks more like a vase I think, so I put some pretty millinery roses in it.
These eggs were so fun to make, I'll sure have to make some more. Two of them found a new home with my mum yesterday for her birthday in a little nest I made her along with necklace I created for her and some handmade treasures I bought for her from blogging friends like Anja - see the gorgeous white rabbit in the picture below made out of a vintage baking mold and Ann's Vintage suitcase door hanger and the latest Jeanne d'Arc Living magazine, because she loves it as much as I do.
I liked this vignette with the vintage Easter postcards in Riley's white wooden box:
Well and I also soldered something new, it is sort of a glass terrarium for my clock face collection:
I then embellished my little terrarium with a pretty silver lace foil Dresden border. Lik it?
And how do you like the clock faces in the terrarium?
Did I fool you for a moment? Well these clock faces are made by me lol Seeing that I can't seem to find enough of them lately I thought I might as well solder me some he he
Oh and the really good news is that Spring has finally sprung also for us here in Nothern Germany.
Starting last week, this week was even better. All my crocusses are in full bloom, the snow drops are already fading.
It's so exciting to see my Allium Globemaster and purple tulips sprouting after this very long and cold winter:
I took these photos on Thursday this week,where we had over 20 deegrees celsius and I had the chance to have a little siesta in the sun in my fave old weathered deckchair on my patio and enjoy the little spring vingnettes that I created on the french iron tables:
I wish you all a very happy Easter time and will be back with a give away for my faithful followers soon.
Warmest Spring wishes to all of you!