Thursday, 20 May 2010

matchbox swap

the little Spring to Summer matchboxes
are beginning to arrive
at all the swappers' homes-
so I can now reveal all !
The one above was made by
Jo at Fiddlesnips.
I love the idea of discovering these tiny seed packages
in the back of a drawer in the potting shed.
I love the colours Jo used
& the earthiness of it
Pat from Artfully Ooglebloops
covered her matchboxes in pretty dainty handmade paper
and added quotes-
so pretty

Kimmie at Art in Red Wagons
included one of her fabulous inchies
I love the decoration
with the tiny gold charm & wonderful leaves

Jan from Jan's Arty Journey
sent these delightful boxes
with the adorable bird sitting in her nest hidden inside.
It's cheerful & fun

Melissa at Little Messy Miss
created these wonderful boxes
with natural adornment
& filled with treasure-
sand from Monument Valley USA
and Gourd seeds from an Amish Birdhouse

Hope at Pixie's Ponderings
made these dear little seaside scenes
stamped shells
& vintage images
so lovely & nostalgic
Thank you to all the swappers
I enjoyed doing the swap and
will definitely organise another !
It was fun seeing the different interpretations
of the theme
I know what I want to do next
& I'll need twelve players
( more about this in the autumn )
My matchbox for this swap is in my previous post !


  1. Once again, thank you so much for arranging this swap - it was great fun and I'm so happy with my little collection (which I'll be putting on my blog later today, it's been a busy week!). Please please please count me in for the next swap (thought I'd ask early, early worm and all that...). xxx

  2. I received my package yesterday!!!! How wonderful all those little boxes! Loved each and everyone of them! Thank you so much for hosting the swap!!!!

  3. Your photos of the little decorated match boxes are wonderful. I received my collection and want to thank you a million times over. I love them all. They are all so creative and different. I have done a blog on them. I have them out on display so I can look at them and play with them often. I am soooo, sooo excited! You are the best. Thanks, thanks... Dogwood/Cory

  4. these are so simple yet complex as well..what a special swap

  5. I am very impressed by the creativeness that went into these matchboxes for this swap. They are all wonderful treasures

  6. I think they are all so creative and yummy! The fact that they are so small adds to their charm. I really loved seeing them all! Suzie xxx

  7. I really love all these wee matchboxes!
    Wondered if you got my email? :) Carole

  8. I received mine and love them all!!So differently creative!!! I posted about them on my blog today. Thanks for doing this - I would love to "play" again sometime!!!!

  9. Penny these are gorgeous, what a great swap you hosted! Thank you for your lovely comments. Margaretx

  10. these are fantastic!!!


  11. So lovely! Great fun to see them all.

  12. All gorgeous, especially love the little seaside one!


  13. These look so gorgeous - I would have loved to join in but wasn't able to this time - let me know of another one you do!

  14. These are wonderful!!!! I have a bunch of them just waiting to be altered, I need to get busy! Marva