Hello and welcome to The Capricious Crafter blog! Who or what is the capricious crafter? Well, that would be me, Becky, a sixty something child of God, wife, daughter, aunt, great aunt, friend and lover of crafting, cooking, reading, travel, and more. My husband and I have been married almost thirty years and are looking forward to his retirement at the end of 2014. Our plans are to buy a new camper and hit the road as much as possible. Oh, the possibilities are endless for our future!

I am a child of the 1950's and that is definitely my favorite 'era'. I collect Fire King items from the 1940's and 50's, clear glass or crystal glassware, especially pitchers, cream and sugar sets, etc., as well as old dishware and serving pieces, vintage fabrics and so much more!

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, and definitely from my early childhood. I remember my mother teaching me how to make paper dolls from the Sears catalog and 'shirt cardboard' from the cleaners. And now I still love playing with paper! My primary crafty passion is paper crafting items such as mini albums, cards, tags, etc., however I also enjoy crocheting, some sewing, embroidery, mixed media art and art journaling, felt crafts and so much more.

My purpose for this blog is to share the crafts I make, foods I cook, decorating and caring for my home, new products I try, treasures I find at estate and yard sales, my collections, and anything else I come up with. I hope you will join me on this journey ... it's going to be a very 'capricious' ride!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sharing ... Swaps ... Sue's Christmas Ornament Swap ... What I Sent Sue

Good Morning!  I am so excited that I can finally share with you the goodies that I sent to my partner Sue of It's a Very Cherry World for her Christmas Ornament swap!  Sue was the hostess of the swap, and since she was my partner I felt just a tiny bit of pressure to make my gifts for her really great.  But it was all so much fun!  Everything I sent her was handmade except for one little thing that I knew she would love.  Here, let's unpack the box ...

Here's everything all together!

And here's an item by item display ...

The ornament ... I painted the inside of the plastic ornament with turquoise paint, then covered it with felt circles in turquoise and white, added red buttons, gingham ribbon, and a heart charm.

A roll of washi tape with Sue's favorite ... cherries!  This was the only thing in the package that wasn't hand made.

Some white muslin 'ribbon', made of torn strips of muslin and stamped with Christmas greetings, and coordinating stamped, covered buttons.  Perfect for wrapping small packages or decorating a tiny tabletop tree.

Two hand crocheted dish cloths or wash cloths.  The white one is 'single thread', the red and white one is 'double thread' and will hold up to heavy duty cleaning jobs.   I love crocheting these things!

A file folder mini album that I made just for Sue.  All the pictures follow, but I'm not going to explain each one.  Enjoy!

And that's what I sent!  Info on the mini album:

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope I'll have my package from Sue soon, and when it comes I will post it all right here!  Christmas blessings!