Friday, May 28, 2010

Vintage Cowgirl Sweetness

Sweet Goodness Swaps announced a Vintage Cowgirl Swap and I just couldn't help myself.  Had to sign up.  What a fun theme!  As soon as I signed up, there were idea's floating through my head for Vintage Cowgirl projects.  Some I threw out, but a couple I grabbed onto and hoped that whoever my swap partner was to be would like what I had in mind.  When partners were sent out, one of my first questions to Jessica was, "Do you like to cook?"  I was thrilled when she said yes and started moving forward with my plans. 


I found this sweet milkcan at a kitchen store and thought that it would be really fun to decopage on some cowgirl pinups.  I roughed up the paint with sandpaper, then put the images on with Modge-Podge and covered with pink glitter.  It was super easy to do and turned out pretty much like I had it pictured in my head. My only regret is that I didn't buy a couple of more of those darn milkcans.
Jessica loves the color pink, and nobody ever said that cowgirls can't be pink, so when I found this fabric, (or more like when Monica pulled it up on her super cool i-Phone to show me), I knew it would be perfect for the apron I had in mind.  The fabric is part of the "Rawhide" line by Moda and is super cute.  I trimmed up the pocket with a concho and rick-rack.  Cowgirl Up!


My partner, Jessica from Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! is a wonderful paper artist.  When I first visited her blog, I ooohed and aaaahed over all of the pretty goodness she makes.  I was so excited to have Jessica for a partner and couldn't wait to rip into my package when it arrived.  Oh My Soul!  Look at this.  The hanging pocket organizer is so so cute!  I debated where to hang it - should I take it to work - hang it by the phone - craft room?  My craft room won out and it is already hanging on my craft room door, visible when you walk down the hall.  I LOVE it!  Do you see all those vintage cowgirl tags?  Super cute!  I have plans to make them into a garland to hang on my summer porch.  I'll make sure and show you when it's hung.  That cowgirl tin is a cowgirl sewing kit, full of buttons, thread and trimmings.  Yeah!  Jessica included a set of cowgirl notecards, (adorable!), a package full of vintage music sheets, a bingo card and a vintage postcard.  I had mentioned to her that paper arts intrigue me, but I hadn't done much in that direction, so she included a book, "Fun with Fiber" and I can't even wait to dig in. 
This package was all very very wonderful, but the funniest part is that Cowgirl Cookbook that you can spy in the corner.  It's full of yummy sounding recipe's and great vintage cowgirl pictures and quotes.  What's funny about that you ask?  The fact that I sent the same cookbook to Jessica that she sent to me.  And we were both coveting that cookbook, wishing that we had bought an extra for ourselves.  Made me laugh with glee right out loud when I opened the package. 


Thank you so much, Jessica!  What a wonderful swap package.  I sew love Sweet Goodness Swaps~
Happy Trails!

12 comments:

Shawnee H said...

I LOVE that milkcan! I did that to a clipboard for my partner. AND, made the cowboy boot purse! I'll post details soon.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love my cowgirl goodies from you, Paula. I so love the glittery milk can.
And, YOU KNOW, I love the cowgirl cookbook. *chuckle*
I sure lucked out having you as a partner! :D

Love Bears All Things said...

You did good!
Mama Bear

Adrienne said...

Yeee haaawwww! You sure did round up some goodies! Can't wait to read about what this cowgirl cooks over her campfire from her fancy book.

Entre Nous said...

Just discovered your blog and its great!

Paige said...

What a fun swap! I love that little milkcan!

Jeni said...

Your wide variety of crafting talent plus your really great imagination never cease to amaze me! That milkcan is just super!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Great package -- I would be so happy to open up all that goodness!

luci said...

such creativity. yehah! the milkcan is amazing and the apron is very pretty.

Stacey's Treasures said...

What fun this cowgirl swap sounds like. I was to late to join in. It filled up fast.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This is sooooo cute! I'm sure she loved everything.

happy zombie said...

HOW CUTE are your milkcans! And yes... why didn't you buy more! And your apron is darling too. I still need to buy those boots Ali taunted me with. Oh you're lucky, lucky, lucky partner!

I love that your first question was "Do you like to cook?". I think you once said that to me too.... but I answered, "no... but I like to eat".

Today is so glorious... I should be outside! Hope you are too! xoxo