Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fun Spring Miniature Swap!

I recently did a fun miniature swap with Anna of Kaksosten kotitalo blog. The theme was spring. This was such a fun swap! I adore the sweet gifts that Anna sent me, and I had such a fun time making miniatures with her in mind. Anna has a unique style that I love. I really enjoy following her blog and seeing how she decorates her dollhouse.

First, I'll show you some sweet items that Anna made that I've already put to use in my Hello Kitty dollhouse. Strawberry Shortcake is playing in her bedroom with the darling jumprope that Anna made. And check out the gorgeous red polka dot duvet Anna made for the bed and the sweet fabric-covered stool (one of a pair):


Now you can see more of the bedroom, this time with Orange Blossom and that beautiful duvet again:


And here are all the items Anna sent, including beautifully wrapped boxes and a cute card. Besides what I've shown you above and will show you below, there are bags of flower bulbs with tiny bulbs inside, a sweet book, and three beautiful and cute Easter eggs (which I'll show in an upcoming Easter scene):

 

Check out the darling kitty she made from polymer clay:


And a fun fluffy white guinea pig friend:


She made the sweet bowl of kitty grass too. Oh my! Everything is just too cute for words! Thank you so much, Anna! Your gifts are so beautiful and thoughtful! Now I'll show you the gifts I made for Anna. As I wrote earlier, I had a blast studying Anna's blog and making things I thought she would like (which she obviously did for me too :-)):



The big red heart is a pillow I sewed by hand from vintage wool felt. I got the idea for making the rubber gloves from a tutorial I saw on Pinterest. I didn't use the tutorial, but just "winged it" myself. I learned how to make cherries with cherry sauce when I made Anna's cherry chocolate cake. And here's a close-up of the cake. You can almost see the details on the individual cherries if you look really hard. :-)


In my next posts, I have gorgeous gifts to show you from Jane of Minifanaticus blog and Simona of Soft and Malleable blog. Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

38 comments:

  1. What a great swap! Anna made such lovely things for you...I really like the polka dot comforter and the guinea pig! So cute. She is very talented. The gifts you sent to Anna are equally as adorable. I am still in awe of how real your chocolate cake looks..and those cherries are amazing! Thank you for the rubber glove tutorial..I may have to try this. Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  2. It is again lovely gifts, with all the gifts you receive, you may soon have to expand in order to accommodate all these treasures.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  3. Tutto è così incantevole!!!
    Patri

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  4. Wow, Jennifer....How beautiful and fun things, gloves are really cool!.
    congratulations on your swap.
    Kisses.

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  5. Now I´m visiting the Anna´s blog. Your swap is so cute! A big hug my sweet friend.

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  6. The gifts are fantastic. You have many generous friends.

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  7. Clever rubber gloves in minaiture!! All is "great" miniatures!!

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  8. Que regalos tan lindos. Disfrutalos mucho
    Un abrazo
    Victoria

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  9. Oh Strawberry Shortcake is getting spoiled lately, she has such a lovely space now with fabrics and designs just perfect for her!

    Anna did sent such beautiful and thoughtful gifts, but I must say the guniea pig and the kitty and just adorable!

    Of course you sent thoughtful and beautifully crafted wares, as you always do ;) Those gloves are awesome and your cherry cake looks..well I am drooling over it ;P

    Happy days my friend!, Hugs

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  10. What a fantastic swap - so many thoughtful and beautiful gifts on both sides! That kitty grass bowl is such a fun idea and the duvet is perfect for Strawberry Shortcake... and can it be that I'm gaining a pound whenever I'm looking at that yummy chocolate cake of yours???

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  11. Hello from Spain: Pretty, colorful room. Congratulations on your trade. You have very cute friends. Keep in touch.

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  12. Great spring swap! Congrats and enjoy to both of you!
    Hugs

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  13. What a wonderful swap: both ways! Many so adorable goodies..The Kitty is cute! The rubber gloves are a fantastic idea! I have water in my mouth when looking at the cake :)
    Hugs
    KIkka

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  14. Wonderful swap. Both sets of gifts are fantastic. I love the little kitty and the duvet is gorgeous. Your chocolate cake is mouthwatering and the gloves are so cute. Congratulations to you both. Enjoy.
    Hugs Maria

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  15. Anna and you did a wonderful swap, Jennifer, both of you received and sent gorgeous gifts to each other, enjoy it all :D!! I love that little friend for your Rufus: a fan fluffy guinea pig, it is too cute.
    Hugs, Ilona

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  16. The presents you have received made wonderful new addition to your Strawberry Shortcake house! I just love all the colors in that house. Very lively and fun. I am so amazed by your gloves. They look just like the real thing!

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  17. Precioso intercambio!!! todo es muy lindo y alegre.
    Saludos

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  18. Received your card and present today, thank you! *hugs*

    I am so glad you posted about the rubber dish gloves, I'd been wondering how to go about making some for my little kitchen.

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  19. Un intercambio estupendo por las dos partes. El edredón es muy divertido y la tarta deliciosa. Gracias por el enlace a los guantes,me gustan mucho

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  20. les cadeaux échangés sont superbes !!!
    Bonne journée ! rosethé

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  21. Un estupendo intercambio. La tarta es deliciosa y muchas gracias por el enlace de los guantes. Un beso

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  22. unas miniaturas preciosas

    besitos

    Mari

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  23. Thank you, kiitos, for the swap Jennifer! I enjoyed it very much! I made the same mistake I always do, and forgot to take photos of any of my stuff :} I always remember once I've wrapped everything and taped all the boxes, haha! Well, luckily you have the photos!

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  24. Hi Jennifer! your new things are absolutely sweet! I love the red polka dot duvet, is beautiful!
    hugs
    Magda

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  25. That's a wonderful swap. I love Anna's swap gifts and I love yours. The rubber gloves are so cute!
    Now I'll go visit Anna's blog.
    Hugs, Drora

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  26. Oh wow, the cat grass is so original! I love the kitty too :-). Your cake looks so delicious and the pillow is very cute!!! Great swap!!! Have a nice weekend X

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  27. the cat grass is so cute :) what a great swap

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  28. Hi Jennifer! Another great swap! The duvet is very nicely made. The kitten and guinea pig are soooo cute and I like the kitty grass, an unusual idea beautifully made!
    Kind regards, Brian.

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  29. A gorgeous swap! and in your last post wonderful gifts. Enjoy them and have a great time with them.
    Geneviève

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  30. What a great swap Jen!!!! Anna is very lucky to receive all those cute items you made for her!!!! I love the gloves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe how cute, real looking they are!!!!! So cute!!!! And the books you made??? They are very "fat" and I really like when mini books are like that, big, fat and heavy!! I mean...I'm sure she is going to love all the items you sent her as I'm sure you loved what she sent you....and that duvet looks fantastic in your bedroom! Well done for the great swap, lady!! :) Big hug!

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  31. Great swap, swaps are a lot of fun =) Nice that you did studied each other, it's nice to get something personal =)
    Hannah

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  32. Wonderful gifts. Love the rubber gloves! The duvet is also great, the chocolate, yes it is a great swap.
    Mona

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  33. Hola Jennifer, feliz de estar unos minutos en tu blog.
    Te he enviado un correo.
    Preciosos regalos los de Anna y los tuyos como siempre una maravilla.
    Feliz semana amiga mía.
    Mil besos...Julia

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  34. Ciao Jennifer, un bellissimo swap tra te e Anna! Molto allegro il piumino e un bel lavoro nel realizzare i guanti di gomma!
    Un abbraccio.Manu

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