Saturday, December 13, 2014

Swap It Like It's Hot

I participated in two swaps this Christmas. Man those are FUN! Loved the shopping and making and of course receiving. Blog friends are such wonderful people. My first swap was through Erica at Golden Egg Vintage. I was paired with Shirley of Zettas Aprons. We had to make two kitchen themed ornaments, a card, a recipe and whatever extras we wanted to include. This girl has some mad skills. My first item was this
OMG is he not the cutest? Made from a Cinnamon tin. He matches my kitchen perfectly and I adore him. 
I also received this adorable snowman made out of a child's frying pan. How clever is that?
The card she made is beautiful and love the cute recipe card with sugar cookies. 
She spoiled me with all these extras! That cute round box was (notice the past tense) full of the yummiest chocolates. I did not share :)
This is what I made her
A tree tin with a fun snowman scene
And a jello mold ornie. Of course I added some candy and extras. This was such a fun swap and got my creative juices flowing. Thanks Shirley for being a great swap partner!
My other swap deserves a post of its own and I will share tomorrow! Till then...


  1. That Cinnamon tin Santa is clever! People have the best ideas. I quit buying those tart tins because I had SO many, but now there are so many fun uses for them, I am out. Must start buying them again. HOW AWFUL FOR ME. Glad you had a fun swap!

  2. Ohhhhhhh you have inspired me to collect the tree tins!!! I see them all the time but never pick them up and think meh - what in the world would I do with those. Well NOW I KNOW - what a simply genius background for a winter scene or adorable ornament!!! Same with Christmas cake pans!

  3. I am so glad you liked your swappy goodies! I am still working on my post...I've had some kind of flu since the weekend, but I am gamely plugging away. Thanks again for being my partner...I am still in awe of that snowman!!!

  4. What a very fun swap this was indeed! I am working on my post! You gals did great! I love seeing all the cute ideas you both had. I tell you , these deals really get the creative juices flowing! Glad you had fun and more that I found your blog, I will be following it, too!

  5. Everything is wonderful! The cinnamon Santa is incredible!