Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vintage Cowgirl Swap

I had a terrific time coming up with stuff for the Sweet Goodness Girl's Vintage Cowgirl Swap.My partner, Raesha, has already received her gifts, so now I can share what I sent!

First up, the embroidered cowgirl was made into an embellished dishtowel.
Embroidered Dishtowel
Next, I used made three zippered pouches with calico lining. Pardon my hand sewing.
 Three Calico and Denim Pouches
I got three great vintage cowgirl comic book illustrations from Wanted Cowgirls and used Citra-Solv transfer to make them into patches for the pouches. Say that three times fast!
Vintage Comic Pouch #1Vintage Cowgirl Comic Pouch #2Cowgirl Pouch #3

As always, you can click on any picture to enlarge them.
I filled each pouch with a few goodies.
Candy Bar Wrapper
Wanted Cowgirls had a slew of vintage cowgirl advertisements. This one was perfect to fix up a Trader Joe's candy bar. I think I also added some Big Red gum because I thought that might be a cowgirl favorite.

Cowgirl Swap: Posy Pins
In one of the pouches I included these two posy pins. I took the logo from the Cowgirl Cafe in Santa Fe and modified it in Picnik to make my own packaging. I also included a thrifted paisley scarf that was bandanna-esque, a thrifted brass cowboy girl hat Christmas ornament, and the pajama bottom apron seen here.

For the craft part, I included glitter, ribbon, and some vinyl lettering that said, "Home Sweet Home."

This swap was especially fun for me because I was fix'n to go to Texas while I made all this stuff.
And, now I am officially back from Texas and the beautiful wedding of my baby cousin.

My baby cousin who is a beautiful woman full of grace.

The bride and groom had custom bobble heads made! Also, check out the groom's cake. Part of the groom's job is to get companies a higher google ranking.

G&J we had a wonderful time at your wedding and couldn't be happier for the both of you!


Nutsy Coco said...

Super cute items! It makes me want some cowgirl stuff now :)

laterg8r said...

fantastic swap items :D

love that google cake and those cutie bobbleheads :D

Holly said...

This cowgirl stuff is so cute! I also just sent you an email regarding your winnings for the lemonade stand. Please get back to me asap, pretty please!
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littlemissmk said...

very cute!

Raesha D said...

I LOVE my package so much!!!! Everything is so awesome!!! You did such a fabulous job and spoiled me rotten!!!!