Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Many month ago my very dear friend JULIA from Vintage With Laces
and I desided to make a swap-  The tema was a journal or book for ATC`s  or tags.
I choosed spring related  , and Julia mode related .

Yesterday the post brought me a big and wonderfull packet from Germany-sorry that it is unpacked without taking photoes---I couldn`t help myself  :)This is the beautifull book dear Julia made for me

look at all the laces and the wonderfull image

And this is when opening it up--all pages were covered in old music paper, and other old book pages.
The ATC is so sweet and lovely.

Another page in the book- filled with beautifull laces- Julia it is a fabolous
piece of art , you have giftet me with.

And here you can see how all the next many pages are made, with little pockets in tull for me to use.

the next packet I also made a big AHHHH when opening, have you ever seen something that sweet,?
spring strawberries ,all in soft pink fabric`s

everyone with a little sweet word- and embroidered with tiny pearls-
I adore them sweetie.

And inside a sweet pink pouch I found this gorgeus soldered bottle-I love the metal buttons and all the wax Julia, used--and you can even lift off the top.

The sweet,dear Julia -also made me a wonderfull spring-cart

and this lovely bookmark- so beautifull hidden in it`s own handmade paper back.

And here you see, the paper back Julia made for the card- and the bag where the bottle was inside.

Julia süsse,- ich bin total in liebe mit all deine wunderschöne sachen-
Thank you from my heart- dearest friend
I will enjoy every time taking your wonderfull book in my hands.
With much love-thank you.

I have made a little teaser for Julia to see, as she has not gotten her packet yet,

Have a wonderfull day, all dear blogging friends- and followers.
Hugs and love -Dorthe


inge said...

wow wonderful!! I like the things you made ladies ;-)

suziqu's thread works said...

Dearest Dorothy
You have been truely blessed with this most gorgeous gift from Julia.
She has put so much love and effort into that ATC book (and what a really great idea it is!), plus the sweet strawberries, the soldered bottle, the little bags and card. How gorgeous it all is and you will find it really difficult to put it down for quite a while I think (LOL)! So full of beautiful laces and doilies which you love so much.
Julia is such a sweetheart.
Much love to you my friend,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Oh my you lucky lady ... I adore the beautiful gifts that Julia sent you. Each one is fabulous from the gorgeous book to the sweet strawberries. Julia is such a sweet friend and I am sure that she will be delighted with what you so lovingly made for her.

Enjoy the rest of the week

Anonymous said...

What truly incredible gifts from your friend. Tjose strawberries are so charming and sweet, everything is sumptuous and lovely. xox Corrine

Valerie said...

It really is beautiful!
I love the lace, pictures and every little detail.
You can see that it's made with a lot of love.

Enjoy it.

My Creative House said...

Dear Dorthe, WOW you have received som fantastic and wonderful swap gifts from Julia, and I'm sure your gifts to Julia also are wonderful, you are both talented and very creative ladies, have a nice evening dear, vi snakkes ved.
Hugs Anni

Sonya Badgley said...

Oh my dear! What beautiful gifts Julia has made for you! They are stunning. So much thought and work put into each one. What a blessing for you to receive such precious one.

Jillayne said...

What a wonderful swap partner you have - Julia made you some very exquisite things! The book for ATCs is the prettiest I have ever seen and the everything else is so lovely. The strawberries, with their words are perfectly pink.
And now you have teased Julia and us with your photo snippets!

Paula said...

My sweet Dorthe,
What beautiful gifts from your dear friend Julia! She is quite a talented artist, just like you dear one! I love the beautiful book she made for you! The cover is gorgeous and the inside is equally beautiful! What a treasure this is! You will enjoy it so very much sweetie! The strawberries are so sweet! I love them and the pretty pink fabric!!! The altered bottle is beautiful and so is the pouch she made for it. I love the spring card with the birds nest. You know how I love birds! I am enjoying the gorgeous bird college you gave me so very much!!!! Thank you my dear friend!!! The bookmarks are so pretty too! What wonderful gifts from a wonderful friend! She will LOVE all the things you created for her dear heart!!! Have a wonderful day sweetie! Love you, Paula

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Dorthe, Beautiful gifts from your friend. Love your blog and art pieces

Rebecca said...

Oh, how beautiful each gift is! You are such a busy lady with all your different swaps you are in... how do you find the time to be so productive??? And everything is so detailed and beautiful.
You are a wonder, a beautiful one!
Blessings this week and thank you dear one for your support!

Minna Perälä said...

Oh, I feel dizzy watching all these georgeus gifts from Julia...I can´t find the right words to describe all that beauty....I am sure your gift to Julia will be also amazingly beautiful :-)) You both are so talented artists!

Enjoy your Day dear Friend!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

What treasures you have received! The book is really special and the soldered/encaustic bottle is lovely. But, it was those strawberries that stole my heart!

Unknown said...

How lucky you are! The notebook is just gorgeous...I LOVE all that lace.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

What a blessing to receive such beautiful gifts from the very talented Julia!

Lululiz said...

Oh you lucky, lucky girl, a swap with Julia! She has gifted you with some truly beautiful pieces. She is so talented and so generous.

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Dear Dorthe,

You have received such lovely gifts from Julia. So much thought and love is contained in each treasure.
I know your gifts to her will be equally loving and beautiful!!

Thank you for your heartfelt comments in my loss. I appreciate your friendship.

Love and Hugs,


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is all soooo beautiful! WOW!

Marlynn said...

Charming, sweet, beautiful, and wonderful. Your descriptions were great. And your tease photos intriguing! Hugs

marie said...

Oh Dorthe, what wonderful treasures you received from Julia! Those strawberries are divine!! Julia is so very talented and oh so generous too!

I love the little teaser you shared of the goodies you sent to her. I'm sure the are absolutely wonderful and I shall visit Julia to see them on her blog!

Have a beautiful day Dorthe!

sharon said...

Every thing you received Dorthe is so gorgeous and unique! You are so loved my friend, and I know the creations you made will surely delight!
Hugs to you!

Pearl said...

Julia is one talented lady!

Minna Perälä said...

Dear Dorthe, I am sorry about that translation. My mother has covered those boxses on my blog, and she has used quite clever idea. First she glues the lace in to the box and after that she paints them with white paint.
And about that artist class - everything is in order now :-) I am having Lenna´s canvas on collage course and enjoy it very much!!!

Have a nice day!

Debrina said...

What a stunning array of creations, Dorthe. You have a wonderful friend there! I'm so inspired, in fact, that I want to make my own little bookmark, just like Julia has made you! :-)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dorthe,
oh, I just love everything dear Julia made so lovingly for you.
You must be over the moon with all the treasures.Your teaser for Julia looks absolutely wonderful and I'm sure it will all be so very beautiful too.Thanks for sharing your pretties with us.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Viola said...

Da hat unser Julchen sich ja wieder selbst übertroffen!! Ganz zauberhafte Sachen hast Du wieder von ihr bekommen. Einfach traumhaft schön!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dorthe,
I still can't believe all this beauty on here--I love those strawberries!! What delightful treasures, indeed!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

It is one astonishing gift after another. I am sure Julia was working into the wee small hours to create such beauties.
Those strawberries are so adorable.
Thank you for sharing.

robin dudley-howes said...

Wow! so amazing! Thank you for coming by. You are so sweet.

Anneke said...

wow, these things julia made are so beautiful and you muste be so pleased to get these little treasures.
last year i had also a swap with julia and her bag which i got was so beautiful.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Dear Dorthe! Your package is just amazingly beautiful. All so intricate and unique. The strawberries are just so sweet, how blessed you are to receive such pretties! And then return them with your own creations!!
hugs and love,

Pretty Things said...

Those are just BEAUTIFUL -- so very sweet!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Sweetie, I enjoyed our swap very much and I'm glad you liked my package. Thank you for your sweet words about my gifts.
I'm still over the moon when I look at your fantastic gifts. All of them are so beautiful. Thank you so much my dear friend!!!
Have a lovely weekend :-)!
Ganz viele, allerliebste kys og knus,

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS, Dorthe! Julia is truly kind and generous! I have to admit, the strawberries are my favorites!! All of that loving work by her is amazing!

Arbutus "Trudy" Hunter said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations! I love the white and beige color combinations. I've added you to my blog-roll over at Vintage Ephemera :-)

Lovey said...

Simply beautiful! So wonderful to do these swaps with friends...