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~