Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vintage Circus Swap

Last month I was in Priscila's Vintage Circus Swap and my partner was Deborah. I was late, as usual, so I'm late posting this too. Deborah sent me this super cute vintage Curious George lunchbox, a vintage noise maker, vintage clowns, some vintage playing cards, buttons, vintage valentines, tickets and a really neat cigar box that she made with a circus scene in it. Oh, and a nice chocolate bar that I've still managed to keep away from the kids........and myself.

I've been wanting some Vintage Valentines for a long time after seeing all the neat ones that Lindsey from Two Crazy Crafters has. Yay!! I have a start on a new collection now!

This is the outside of the cigar box. I love the old scene and the red checkers add a really nice touch!

Here's the inside of the cigar box. Isn't it neat?? Deborah did a great job! I love the flying trapeze scene and the little vintage clowns are so cute!
Here's everything together. Thank you so much Deborah for a fun swap and the start of my Vintage Valentine collection!

Here's some of the things that I made for Deborah. I'd never worked with the gathered crepe paper before. It was easier than I thought and I think I'm addicted now. The little dog scene is from some napkins that I had.

I printed these circus scenes on to some muslin and then did a little beading on them and stitched a backing and hanger on to each one

Here's everything together. Part of the reason I was late on sending out the package was because when I made the "Circus" banner I goofed and made it say "Sucric". I got frustrated and had to let it sit for a few days. It looked really nice when it was spelled right!

Earl got into helping me with this swap. He bought the Circus Peanuts and the popcorn boxes for me. He also had the idea of putting the ruffled crepe paper into snow cone wrappers. He won't admit it, but he's getting a creative side. The little yo-yo clown I found when we moved. I made some of these up about 20 years ago and had them tucked away. I guess they are Vintage by now! Man, that doesn't even sound right! I'm getting old!

Thanks Priscila for a fun idea for a swap and Thank You Deborah for another fun swap!


Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherry
I enjoyed seeing all your wonderful circus goodies sent and received. I love the circus banner you made. Looks like a fun swap.

Anonymous said...

hahaa! that's funny how you spelled circus backwards! (well, funny now that you fixed it... right?) you sent and received some pretty great stuff!
:) Missy

AwtemNymf said...

that looks like a LOT fun swap! Both of you got some sweet goodies! I'm sorry I missed that swap! What FUN!!!

Shirl said...

Hello Sherry, What a great swap. That banner is adorable, I have a friend that did the same thing with her banner. Mixed up the letters. I'm your swap partner for Ele's swap. This is gonna be fun. Love your blog, what a beautiful family you have!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Vintage Soul said...

Sherry just got around to seeing your pictures and reading your post. I love everything you sent. That package put a huge smile on my face. I have been really preoccupied lately. Still packing up the house to move. I have so much crap! Then I have to figure out where I want my life to go next. Pretty engrossing. Love the pretty flowers you posted about on your next post. I have the banner up in my room right now and also the little wall plaque. Take care.

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