this lovely matchbox arrived all the way from Kansas!
tucked inside a sweet velveteen drawstring purse
Elizabeth of Altered Book Lover and I were partners for Pat McNally’s stuffed matchbox swap … each letter of “Patty’s Secret Stash” was hand stamped and I must admit I am impressed … I was wondering what special font Elizabeth used … alphabet stamps intimidate me just a little
just look at the treasures Elizabeth tucked into one small matchbox!!! each and every bit is really special
a lovely sewing machine charm with thoughts of Mr Magpie getting my sewing machine repaired … an elephant charm … did I say SO MANY sweet treasures!!!
the stamps say “temptress” and “lover” … aren’t they just perfect! it was a bit of a challenge getting everything to fit back into the matchbox … Elizabeth is an expert packer!
she has done a lovely blog post here
oh and Elizabeth also sent me some exotic white tea … Bai MuDan with Pomegrante which I look forward to trying very soon!
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here is what I put together for Elizabeth
the matchbox was not decorated by me … I picked it up at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market … Birdsong Farm knows an artist that hand paints the bee skep matchboxes for them … each one a little different
I wonder if Kimmie knew what she was starting by sharing her excitement about The International League of Stuffed Matchboxes … many thanks to Pat of Ooglebloops for hosting this matchbox swap and to Elizabeth for such a lovely trade … I am getting a sweet collection of stuffed matchboxes thanks to thoughtful and generous friends 🙂
*footnote: the matchbox measures
1-7/16 x 2-1/8 x 1/2 inch*