My friend Leslie, from Leslie's Art and Sew, recently sent me two of the adorable felt heart scissor fobs she made as part of her goal to sew a heart every day for a full year.
I wanted to send her a little thank you gift so I put together this matchbox. I covered it in an old book page, decorated it with paper and a stamped label and then glued on a teeny paper clay house (more on that later).
The inside contains a special note that completes the message!
Leslie and I both like making felt badges so I tried to make the heart look like a miniature badge. It's two pieces of felt stitched together with 1 strand of embroidery floss.
The little house on the front was made out of paper clay. I've only just started experimenting with paper clay but it's really fun to work with! I've sculpted and painted a whole pile of little houses.
So what's the whole coinciding about?? Well, I was browsing Leslie's 365 Sewn Hearts blog yesterday (before she had received my little gift) and saw that she had just made a matchbox too! Not just any matchbox though, it was one covered in book pages and filled with a heart, just like the one I had made for her! What are the chances?!
Check out the adorable matchbox she made below. She also posted about this fun coincidence on her blog! Pop by and read her side of the story.
Leslie and I are going to be doing a blog swap next month that I'm super excited about so stay tuned for that!
Thanks for the fun mini swap, Leslie!