Friday, September 17, 2010

Victorian Cuff Swap

 A Victorian Cuff swap was hosted by Sweet Shelley Honey Lamb and I and Natalie 1 Hungry Hippie.
I haven't received one yet but I know mine was delivered two days ago.   Since this has been a very low energy week for me I am showing you the cuff I made and sent ... I am hoping my swap partner liked it.
I have (what I think is) this beautiful lace ribbon and thought it would make a lovely back ground.  I made the ribbon rose, the smaller ribbon flowers were premade, added beads to a metal butterfly finding and sewed on the rose trim.  It closes with a snap...I sewed on two so it is adjustable and then  covered the first snap with one of the smaller ribbon flowers if it's not being used.  
Thank you Shelley and Natalie, I really enjoyed making this cuff for the swap.  (())


MosaicMagpie said...

Truly Lovely.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Well I know I would! It's so pretty Francie. Did I mention that the guest bed is set up out in that holiday storage shed? hehe....xoxo

Debbie said...

That is really beautiful! I had never heard of a Victorian cuff. I guess they wore them to gussy themselves up? You are SO talented. Wish I could do half of what you do.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Francie, that is beautiful!! Lord, that took a lot of time! There is a lot of detail work. Listen if your partner does not like it, send it on to me!


mya said...

So you make these so that they can be worn? This is beautiful, and looks like a lot of work - is this a monthly swap? You have your online shop, and participate in several swaps. Have you thought about writting a book on how to budget time - I could learn!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Francie, it's absolutely beautiful! I love how your cuff turned out, what a lot of care and love went into this piece. So fun to read some of your other posts {love the caramel apples!} too. Hope you are doing well and loving the beginnings of Fall. xoxo Lidy

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Francie~ Thank you for the warm welcome the Blissfull ATC Swap. I appreciate you adding me to your list of names as well. Your crafts are great! I love the apples and candy... And this cuff is really pretty too. Maybe we will be partnered up sometime in the future. I am currently attempting to finish my box for the ATC Holder Contest/Challenge... Hope to see and hear from you again soon.


PS Do you just go down the list of names and look for posts about the swap, or is there an easier way to view the ATC's?

Karen said...

Thanks for the visit!!
I love your Victorian cuff... which I had never heard of until now. I am enjoying the lesson.
Have a blessed day.
Ladybug Creek

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Hi Francie!

Just wanted to let you know that I have posted my ATC Holder box and the ATC that Deb made me on my blog at

I actually finished it! LOL!!

Take Care~ Sherry

Honey Lamb and I said...

OMG!!! I love the one you made! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish we were partners!! Can't wait to see what you get my dear friend!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Francie. Your cuff turned out so pretty and so romantic. I know your swap partner's going to love it. You can see how much loving work you put into it.

Have a blessed day. Hugs...Tracy :)

Anonymous said...

Top site, I had not noticed previously in my searches!
Keep up the fantastic work!

Rani said...

I love them Francie!!!!! I wear mine all the time and tell them who the wonderful artist is at the Scented Cottage!!! Thanks so much-it is truly a work of art!!!! I finally have yours in the mail and hope you like my humble first try!!!! But I also sent you something else that I am much more familiar making!!!! Again, thanks for your patience!!! You are very kind and my girls adore the ones you so generously made for them! Seriously, I can't get them to take them off!