Monday, April 19, 2010

May Day Basket Swap

Well I did it again, I entered another Swap. Cathy from Treasured Heirlooms really gave me the bug when I entered her 'Amour Valentines' Swap back in February.
This time a May Day Basket Swap hosted by Kari from Melissa Danner from 'My Favorite Things' is my Swap Partner. Melissa is a Sewer, embroiderer, so this my friends was right up my alley. It was so much Creating her Basket and digging through my own collection of Vintage Fabric & Laces. So I thought I would share this with you.

This Basket I found was just perfect, in Melissa's colors, I added Millinery flowers over the pre~printed flowers on the Basket. Happily I was able to pack all that I wanted to give her.
I made the little Bird's Nest Wreath in the lower left. With Vintage Millinery, ribbons, a little silver heart dangles from the bow at the top and of course Mama Bird is wearing her crown. I may even make a few more for my Boutique.

Then I filled it with Vintage Fabrics, Laces, trims rolled onto Vintage wooden Spools, A Lace covered May Day Flower Jar filled with flowers, A Organza Bag filled with Satin Roses, Butterflies, Sequin Strawberries, La Patisserie Towel Dessert, etc. The last view shows more of the Basket with the contents spread out.

I hope you all enjoyed this as I enjoyed sharing it with you!!

I hope you all have a Happy May Day too!
Huggs, Nancy


  1. SOOO very pretty and what a treat for the lucky recipient! You did a superb job!
    Mary P.

  2. This is so pretty, Nancy! What a basket full of goodies! I just signed up for my first swap. I think it will be fun; I'm just waiting to find out who I'm partnered with so I can personalize it to that blogger.

  3. Very Pretty, I know she will be a very happy girl:)

  4. Love the May swap basket just beautiful

  5. That is so pretty! I can't imagine anybody not loving it! I love it!

  6. Nancy, that is just beautiful. What a very special gift you have created with your recipient in mind. She will love it, you put so much thought into the details.
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings