Friday, July 6, 2012


and I desided to make a birthday swap,--- as we have birthdayes with only a few dayes difference)
----- making a little house to each other. 
We  could fill it with whatever we wanted-and both choosed to add little sweet sewing notions.

Here I first show you what Anni made me,and then what I made her !

This is her wonderful little house,.--it is altered with old pages and music papers outside,

and filled with the most lovely things from dayes gone by,inside.

Spools of threads , and laces -
beautiful button cards that Anni made herself, the dearest little pin cussion,

and see this wonderful tags with lovely laces around.
I love the messure band on top, and the thimple. 

Anni also made this resin picture ,using one of my doll images,
it is so lovely, and a sweet idea.

Here is my birthday card from my dear friend,-thankyou so very much Anni,
I love my little house.

Here also a few photoes of the house I made for Anni.

This is a piece of glass I altered with ink,and a beautiful image.

I had so much fun creating this , she stands on a wood button,
and the spool is also made from them.

Some fabric rolls ,behind pearl curtain-

A little pin cussion and an A-for sweet Anni.
It was a wonderful swap idea, tha Anni had, and we are both so happy for our mini homes.


And then today I also want to show you what sweet Sherry   from Createology --,totally unexpectedly send me for my birthday,
what a  sweet surprice.

A lovely happy birds card in beautiful blue and green tones,- look at that cute bird.

One of Sherry`s  heart pincussions in lovely rose fabric,-

And also one of  Sherry`s thread bags-to collect all those threads we cut of when sewing.

This is how it looks when laying flat , isen`t it wonderfully made, and such a good idea.

Thankyou so very much dear Sherry,  it was so very kind of you, to think about me.


I also want to show you some amazing gifts from my sweet dear friend Liz,- but you have to wait till next post, as it will be far too long for this time - tease,tease :-)

I hope you love to see all those gorgeous art creations from sweet friends all over the world- they are all made beautifully and with love, so I feel they are all to be shown to the "world" ,and to be admired,
I certainly do.

Friday already again, so I wish you all some wonderful week-end hours ,and
sends you HUGS and LOVE.
xx- Dorthe


Emilie said...

Sikken nogle smukke huse! Det må jeg sige. De er virkelig flot lavet og fyldt med alle mulige henrivende ting.
Rigtig god weekend, kære Dorthe. Jeg håber, den bliver dig herlig.

Ephemera said...

Hi Dorthe, what wonderful vintage sewing themed houses you made for one another. Absolutely beautiful with lots of gorgeous details. x

Claudia said...

Such wonderful creations, Dorthe. I love the houses you both made and Sherry is so talented, isn't she? Have a wonderful weekend.


Anonymous said...

I love these houses you and Anni did, what a sweet idea. Hope your weather is lovely and you can enjoy your weekend by the sea. xox

The Feathered Nest said...

Hello sweet friend!! What beautiful gifts you both made for each other!! I love the little sections and how each one holds something dear and precious...just wonderful ~ I hope you are doing good and your family too, not a day goes by that I don't think of you fondly across the miles, hugs and love, Dawn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Dorthe,
I just love what you and Anni did
for each other - soo beautiful.
Enjoy your treasures.Have a wonderful weekend dear friend.
Sending hugs,

sandra blanks said...

Hi Dorthe,
What beautiful treasures you and Anni have made for each other! I love every little detail of each of these little 'houses'. As always, I am so inspired by your just have that magic touch!
Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday...hope it's filled with wonderful things.

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a great idea you and Anni had to create a house for each other. Sherry's pin cushion and thread catcher are great handy gifts to have. I have one of her cute thread holders too and I love how it is will hold a spool of thread too!

Unknown said...

what sweet b'day exchanges with your dear friend!! your b'day keeps going on and on dear dorthe and so well-desevred! ;)

Suztats said...

Beautiful are the gifts made with love! I'm sure you'll enjoy them. What a wonderful Birthday you must have had opening so many goodies!

Createology said...

Such precious little treasure houses for you and your friend to swap. Every detail so divine.
You are very welcome for the little gifties. I adore you and your creative talents. I feel blessed to share your friendship from so far away my dear.

Rhonda said...

What wonderful gifts...those little cubbies with treasures sweet.

Terri said...

Beautiful houses Dorthe! I think both of you created amazing art! Each one has really special adornments.
Your card from Sherry is sweet! I was lucky to receive a very pretty sachet from her as well. Yours are really lovely too! Lucky girl!


June said...

Your little houses that you and Anni swapped are so pretty Dorthe. I love all of the special touches in both of them. Your sweet little dress form is so darling! So many tiny little precious things in every cubby.
Such a special gift you received from Sherry too.
hugs from me...

nelly said...

Здравей скъпа Dorthe, Отново покозваш зашеметяващи подаръци. Обичам малката къщичка пълна с толкова старинни неща. Много вдъхновяващо... Поздрави и хубав уикенд от мен.

Rein said...

Your alterde houses are gorgeous!
I love both!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hallo Süße, ich hatte schon bei Anni Eure tollen Häuser bewundert. Sie sind alle beide traumhaft schön geworden und haben so viele süße Details. All that lace ... YUMMY! Das war eine prima Idee! Viel Spaß damit!
Mange kys og knus and happy weekend, my dear friend :-),

Sandy said...

Your house for Anni is devine Sweetie.
So so many lovely and pretty details.
I´ve missed my words.

Have a sunny weekend my dear friend. xoxo

Unknown said...

Oh I dont know which I love more, the houses or the wonderful gifts you received!!! Everything is just stunning my dear, you are one lucky gal!


suziqu's thread works said...

Wow my sweet Dorthe!
What a wonderful idea you and Anni shared - dear little houses full of such sweet sewing momentos. The mini dress form is such a sweet creation.
Too many to mention and how lovely of Sherry to send you such a useful gifts as well
Much love and many big hugs from afar to my special friend.
xoxox Suzy

Anonymous said...

I adore the little houses! Every detail is perfect, creative, and beautiful. The celebration of friendship is a wonderful thing isn't it. Happy Birthday dear Dorthe!

xo, abby

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow..what gorgeous altered houses..LOVE all the wonderful shabby details and notions!!! What a fabulous swap!! Jan x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Such beautiful little houses you both made for the swap. Love all the intricate little sewing notions in each room. Especially adore the sweet pin cushions and like the idea of the bag to collect loose threads.
So glad that your Dental visit went well and now the worse part is behind us and now we are both awaiting the good part, where we will have a new tooth.

Happy weekend

Robin said...

What a special way to celebrate each others Birthday Dorthe! Those houses are both so sweet. Enjoy your weekend.


Sarina said...

Absolutely lovely, Dorthe.
What a great little house.

Have a nice sunday,


My Creative House said...

Yes sweetie I also had fun with making the small house for you and I love my house from you it is so wonderful, nu må vi så se hvad vi kan finde på til jul, vi snakkes ved.
Knus Anni

Alisa Noble said...

Both are absolutely darling, Dorthe! Great swap!

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Dorthe, what a fun and special way to celebrate with your friend. I have my birthday in July too :)

Anneke said...

dear Dorhte
i am to late, but still i wish you a happy birthday and many years in good health.
and these houses are gorgeous.
i have make the images larger so that i could see all the beautiful details you both have made and added in the houses.
such a great idea to make one for my sellf.
realy a gorgeous post.
at the moment i am not so much at blogger , but this become better soon.
take care and a wonderful summer my friend and hugs to you

~*~Patty S said...

It makes sense that your mailbox would be full of so many are such a kind and generous person and deserve the best

thank you for sharing these treasures with us dear Dorthe!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

oh my goodness! How awesome these are! I love them both! A great way to celebrate!

mette laumann said...

Hejsa søde og tusind tak for din meget søde hilsen på min blog ;)
-det er da for skønt det ille hus der kan man jo blive ved med med at kigge og finde nye søde ting, sikke et arb men det er jo osse sjovt at lave.
Jeg har bestådet så nu er jeg med kørekort igen , det er såååå fedt!!
Håber du får en masse at lave nu hvor der er sommerferie.
Knus ogkram Mette

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Dorothe,
I am in awe of the charming little houses that you and your sweet friend, Anni, created for one other. What darling details you have both designed! How I love them both!
I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday, dearheart!
Thank you for your sincere comments on my blog. You are such a precious friend!
I am so blessed to have you in my life!
Smiles across the many miles,
Carolynn xoxo

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Dorothe,
What a joy it is seeing the darling little houses you and your sweet friend, Anni, created for each other. I'm just amazed at all the personal touches!

I'm glad you had a lovely birthday, my darling friend!

Thank you for your loving comments on my blog! You are such a precious friend!
Carolynn xo


Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Dorothe, goodness! Just look at all the tiny details in your darling little houses! You and your friend, Anni, are so talented and imaginative!
I'm glad you had such a happy birthday, my sweet friend!
Thank you for each one of your thoughtful comments! I'm so thankful to have you for my friend!
Carolynn xoxo

Anonymous said...

Dear Dorthe
Finally I visit your Blog.
Oh the sweetness of the house Anni altered for you. Can you see me sitting studying all the tiny details? Everything is so perfect. Then the house you altered for Anni - your friendship shines through in both of those creations.
What a sweet tag you received.
Thank you for sharing these delights.
Wishes & A Hug

Viola said...

Da habt Ihr Euch aber toll beschenkt, Liebchen! Die Häuser sind einfach traumhaft schön!!
Aber ich weiß nicht, was mit meinem Internet los ist?! Immer, wenn ich auf Deinen Blog komme, bricht meine Internetverbindung zusammen und ich muß mich ein paar Mal neu einwählen, bis es endlich klappt, heul!

Carole said...

Hi Dorthe so happy to catch up on your posts. I'm sitting here drooling over these photos. I love clicking on them and seeing all the details. These houses are beyond creative. The dress form with the pom pom breast made me smile. So clever.


Olga Siedlecka said...

This is a real feast to my eyes :)