Saturday, January 30, 2010

valentine's petite inspiration box swap



It seems safe enough to post photos of what I sent my partners for Heather's Petite Inspiration Box Swap since I mailed my packages a week ago. So funny because it wasn't until viewing photos close-up that I discovered forgetting the "s" in "inspired." I did fix the boxes but didn't have time for a second photo shoot.



Another behind-the-scenes story is that I was feeling very intimidated about the swap after reading a post over at Tales from an OC Cottage. Sweet Holly picked up on this from a comment I'd left and emailed me right away to boost my confidence. I felt much better and got busy creating the boxes. Thank you, Holly!



I tried to fill matchboxes both petit and grand with lots of pretty treasures.



If all this sounds like fun to you, I believe Heather is planning another swap in the near future.

xo
elyse

47 comments:

Rella said...

This is so pretty!! I sure am sorry I missed that swap...but I should just go make myself one for goodness sake. :) Thanks for coming by my blog and entering for the give away. Good luck!!


xox Rella

Lisa said...

I think it is amazing! You always do such fun things!
Hugs, Lisa

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your little boxes are so sweet and filled is nice little treasures.
Deb :)

Julie Ann said...

Your boxes are beautiful!! I love how wonderfully shabby chic they look :) It was so sweet of you to make a personalized mini box inside each one with a little notepad!! How sweet of Holly to pick you up like that. :) I often find myself having the same feelings! But there are so many people out there who also admire *your* work for its beauty and because it comes from your heart :)

LiLi M. said...

I read that same post and felt the way you did, but I already finished the boxes by that time as I had to send them overseas, the very next day! Brrr I dreamt about it (nightmares!). But I think all is well that ends well Elyse, your boxes are lovely!

Theresa said...

Love the little boxes! I bought some to try my hand at it. Have not even started yet. Gotta get on it:) Enjoy your weekend dear Elyse!

All My Yesterdays said...

Simply adorable!

Claudia said...

Elyse, they are adorable. Just perfect. You always take such care and your work is beautiful. I know your partner will be so happy!

xo
Claudia

Marydon Ford said...

How adorable, Elyse. You did a beautiful job.

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Elyse, your creations are just PRECIOUS girl!!! I love them all...so very beautiful ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

They sure look perfect to me Elyse!!
xoxo
Amy

Cozy Little House said...

These are so pretty, Elyse! So tiny and perfect.
Brenda

tales from an oc cottage said...

Tres Fabeaux!


m ^..^

Jessica said...

Oh how darling!

maría cecilia said...

Elyse, I adore your little boxes... and don`t worry about forgetting the "s", it is unoticeable between all the beauty!!!
Muchos cariños,
Maria Cecilia

caroline joy said...

Too cute. There's something fun about tiny pretty things. :)

Barbara Jean said...

sweet sweet sweet!

I'm sill looking all over for the plain white craft boxes to make some.

Are these the small and large ones?
Did you just use the ones matches come in?
I was hoping for the white ones

thanks for helping

blessings

barbara jean

GardenofDaisies said...

Your little boxes are just beautiful and the recipients are very lucky indeed!

Rustique Gallery said...

Elyse, these are adorable. I doubt my big fingers could work on such a small scale--they really are precious.
Love your blog!
Sherry

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh you are so welcome sweet Elyse! ♥ Your boxes are adorable!

I kind of like "inpired"! Sort of sounds like baby talk! ☺

Scrap for Joy said...

Your petite boxes are miniature works of "heart". Anyone would be thrilled to receive one I'm sure!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I think it's very exciting to receive a little box full of treasures! :-) Very very pretty!

Li

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Elyse..I want one too! heheheh.. just kidding!.. I really love all your boxes either small or big always look so beautiful...

natalea said...

very pretty boxes!
xo natalea

Eli said...

Always loads of inspiration at your cottage Elyse; I haven't popped in for a while so there's lots to catch up on. I'm certainly grabbing a new pot of white paint from the local store tomorrow and anything that looks dowdy around the house will be refreshed. Thanks for the ideas. Eli.

debi said...

What a sweet swap! Lots of little pretties!

I love your new personalized tiroirs...so fun!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

What a clever idea, the match boxes are too cute for words!
Love to visit your cheery blog, always a charm!!!
Wishing you a beautiful week :)
Jo-Anne

Jennifer said...

Ohhhh....they came out great! I didn't join in this year, just too much going on but I would have loved to!

Little Pink Studio said...

Elyse, your boxes were lovely! (and stuffed FULL of goodies!) I love that you also included a petite box with my name on it, and the "c" stamp, oh and that tiny notebook is darling!
Thank you for being such a great and prompt partner!!
Cerri xoxo

Cottage Cozy said...

Those are so darling, Elyse. Overflowing with sweet surprises!

Cassandra said...

So CUTE! I was stopping by to tell you I posted about your lovely items, but I see you beat me to it and all ready saw my post. :) Your boxes are adorable. And thanks again :) xox Cassandra

CC said...

Hi Elyse,
I came by to visit and leave a thank you note for your sweet comments, and was just in awe of these gorgeous things. I must have said oh my 10 times..this is some of the prettiest things I've seen..I just love the little boxes.You do beautiful things..

Karen said...

YES! Swaps are just the best! You just never know what the other person will think of. This was my first through the mail . . . I'm excited!
I love your little boxes, oh my goodness, I need welcome swap gifts at an art weekend I am attending in April and I wish I could give one to each girl! I still don't know how many are going . . . it could be upwards of 24 to 36 OR MORE! UGH!
But wouldn't that be fun?
I just love your comments each and every time you come visit me! We have to do a swap GIRL! Maybe something for the 4th of July? ? ?
HUGZ! Karen

kanishk said...

you are so welcome sweet Elyse! ♥ Your boxes are adorable!

Work from home India

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling Elyse what a beautiful post to wake up to, simply adorable.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Nancy said...

Very pretty. I peeked down and saw your sewing adventure. That was me until about a month ago. I now have a machine (that I have been waiting for all my life!) that actually sews properly when I press the pedal. I'm in heaven!

I'm so glad CC won! (a thank you to the number generator gods.)

Jenny said...

Oh my, this is a sweet swap. Wow, they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talents.

T's Daily Treasures said...

You make the sweetest little boxes and filled them with lots of crafty trinkets. Don't know why you would feel intimated. I found myself saving a matchbox the other day thanks to you. Of course, it's so small I'm thinking, what the heck am I gonna put in it? :) Have a great day! Tammy

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Darling little boxes, sweet Elyse! (LOVE all of mine)! Looks like it sure was a wonderful swap to be part of!!! I had to giggle when I saw the thread jumble (is that a word? LOL!) My sewing machine has done that many times and I hate when that happens! The valance turned out so cute! You are doing a great job on their room! You sweet little Mommy!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Kelee Katillac said...

Gorgeous Elyse! How lucky they are!

You are such a girley-girl...I love it.

We all have Jane Austen in our souls!

Thanks for stopping by!

love, kelee

koralee said...

I adore these sweet treasures..that petite box is amazingly adorable.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Youre such a sweetie pie, Elyse. We all love & adore you. You are talented and generous. Dont ever second guess yourself....how many times have you emailed me and told me to just "Believe"? I love you to the moon and back. Youre the best bloggy friend ever!

Sheila said...

Hello Elyse, thank you for stopping in at my blog. The snow is just about to be off the roads so i can get out and get to town. I hope you enjoyed your valentine gift from the amour swap. Again i thank you for mine.

Terri said...

Oh so cute...I love your little petite box. That would be so much fun to receive in the mail!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Totally PRESH!!!!!!!!!! I love Valentine's Day ~ ♥

Zuzu said...

Sooo wonderful! And so many fine treasures inside. Sigh.
I'm confused. Why would you, sweet Elyse who is my mentor-guru-muse, ever need a boost of confidence? I LOVE what you make!!!
OK, so here's my little shop update. I received my order of gorgeous vintage millinery flowers and I'm painting the boxes to create new fairy keepsake boxes. I'm having so much fun! Still no idea when I'll open online, but I'm loving every minute getting "back to work". :)
Sending you HUGS,
Zuzu

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

This is adorable. So well done!