Friday, 12 March 2010

Alice In Wonderland Swap ~ Sent

I can't contain my excitement any more so thought I would blog what I made for this swap.

Jackie ~ DO NOT LOOK AT THIS POST until you have received your parcel. Do not peep. Go away NOW!

Is she gone? Good.

I have to thank Maggi for hosting such a fun swap. She paired me with the talented Jackie whose blog I will now be stalking for a long while to come. I seriously cannot wait for my parcel to arrive. Poor postie is having the door flung open before he can even knock of a morning - think he may be developing a weak heart.

I know Jackie's favourite Alice character is the Queen of Hearts so you may see a theme developing here. Never let it be said I'm not one to latch on to something and run with it...

This is the first 'proper' bracelet I've made, really enjoyed it and went with a heart theme rather than attaching any characters to it as I thought Jackie might get more wear-ability out of it that way.
Whoopidooings - Carmen Wing - Queen of Hearts themed spiral bracelet(I must just say a massive thank you to Pink Poppy for her getting started tips and encouragement with bracelet making. She's brilliant and a big help!)

Next I wanted to make a tissue holder. I was thinking it would take a matter of minutes on the sewing machine but have nobbled the beast somehow, now the bobbin casing keeps falling out. So this was all hand stitched which I am quite pleased with as am most definitely not a sewer of any kind. (Yet!) Please Jackie just don't go inspecting the stitching. That's a Queen of Heart charm dangling off the bottom there as she was depicted in the Disney film. It's not a bell as my lot keep saying it is.
(Sorry - terrible piccy. It is actually very dark black & a deep red)

Next - I had to do a duckie didn't I? Please say hello to the Mad Hatter Duckie. I love his hat which was cunningly made with loo roll holder, paper napkins, oodles of decopatch glue and some fabric paint. Voila. Very Art Attack, no?
Carmen Wing - Whoopidooings - Altered Rubber Duck - Mad Hatter...and of course he had to have his cup & saucer and teapot charms ready for the party.
Carmen Wing - Whoopidooings - Altered Rubber Duck - Mad HatterMy last item was very last minute. I had been trying to make a pop-up box but it kinda popped up a bit too much and popped out, collapsing everywhere. So in a tizzy I looked up and what did I see? The bottled Mojo that Paige had made me. Then I remembered Maggi's Alice in a jar and had a light bulb moment. So this is Pin Cushion Head Queen of Hearts in a jar... No it is not a mouthful at all.Carmen Wing - Whoopidooings - Queen of Hearts Pin Cushion I added to the box some heart pins to stick in Queenie, some chocolate, (2nd time lucky - we ate her first lot! Oops!) some bamboo crochet hooks which I really hope Jackie hasn't gone and bought herself already. I also printed off a truly fabulous Cheshire Cat paper doll template & instructions for her to have a play with.I hope you enjoy your box Jackie as much as I had fun putting it together. Thank you again Maggi for hosting the swap and doing such an amazing job.

And thank you as always my loyal readers for popping by and taking a peep!

26 comments:

  1. Wow Jackie so should be pleased with your box ...Love that braclet. Now you have mastered that, the themes are endless.
    Well ... had to take my hat off to you re Mad Hatter Duckie ...brilliant so love that hat xx

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  2. You are funny! Thanks for cracking me up with your descriptions. Of course everything is FABAROONIE and Jackie is a very lucky swap lady!

    qwiksave x

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  3. I love what you have made and I'm sure Jackie will too. Brilliant.

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  4. What lovely swap makes Carmen! I love your bracelet!

    Poppy x

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  5. Oh wow! Jackie is one lucky lady, everything is fabulous!!!!

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  6. Wow fab makes Carmen. Love the queen in a jar pin cushion, she awesome. x

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  7. Wow, what a parcel that will be to open! That bracelet is truly gorgeous. Have a good weekend Carmen

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  8. Carmen how fab a swapee are you - so much thought and work has gone into your swap; Jackiw will be thrilled. An by the way. From one loyal reader - you are more entertaining than JK. For sure.

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  9. Carmen they are all absolutely gorgeous - can't wait to see what you get in the swap!

    Hugs

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  10. Carmen, you are amazing. I love the bracelet,it looks really posh.

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  11. I absolutely adore it all! I think Jackie will go nuts when she gets these awesome things you created! Thanks again for participating, I so appreciate your friendship! :D

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  12. Lve it love it love it. Saw the film last weekend and your duckie is so much like the mad hatter. It's all fabaroony xxx

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  13. Woah- Jackie is a very very lucky lady!

    Well done all those things look absolutely fab! You're a marvel!

    mmmmwah!

    xxxxx

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  14. Oh wow! You are one talented lady.

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  15. Carmen - I've been waiting for you to blog your ALica makes. They are amazing and you are one clever lady. Your duckie is inspired - lucky Jackie.

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  16. ohhh Jackie is one lucky lady! Love all your projects especially your mad hatter ducky how cute is that!

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  17. This is just gorgeous! I know she will love it!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  18. Thank pin cushion is BRILLIANT!!!!

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  19. wow everything is fab.. especially the tissue holder... I haven't gone to see the film yet.. we go on tueday night as a 'book group' outing... its literary right?

    I must say I absoloutly love your booky background its fabulous!

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  20. Lovely. Everything is so wonderful. Lucky Jackie. She is getting a gorgeous bracelet.

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  21. Wow,Jackie will LOVE that parcel, hope she hasn't peeped :)

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  22. That has got to be the most gorgeous bracelet. She will love it.. If she doesn't you can send it my way!

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  23. Wow these are fab. What a great swap and so well thought out. Love the queen pin cushion. Jaqui x (Not the lucky Jackie unfortunately!!)

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  24. lol...I can look now! I got my parcel and Carmen....you ROCK!!!! I loved everything....you really are talented...and my Daughter loves the little duckie so much she scooped it for her desk :) Thanks for being the perfect swap partner!!!!

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