Friday, July 23, 2010

Wonder Cabinet Fantastic Relic Swap

I just finished a project for a really great swap on swap-bot.  It was called, Wonder Cabinet Fantastic Relic Swap.  If you follow the link she does a fantastic job of describing cabinets of curiosities and oddities.  It was so much fun to research and learn about these things!  I even went to the library to check out books on the subject and read lots of information online.  I highly recommend looking it up and reading about some of the creepy things people collected!!!!

I think the toughest thing for me doing this swap was coming up with an idea.  Each participant is supposed to come up with a relic, a way to display it and a tag or something to identify it.  I was trying to make a mummified fairy from a tutorial I found online but I was having trouble with it (I will go back and try to do that again though! - too cool not to make one of those!).

I ended up putting two frames together so that it would be thicker like a shadow box.  I stained the outside, banged it up with a hammer and trimmed it with ribbons.  On the inside I put a piece of red velvet for the background where I would display my relic.  I had a piece of an old wedding dress that a swap partner had sent to me awhile ago so I cut a piece of that and attached it to the velvet.  I made a tag describing it.  You have to look at the pictures to see what it was!! :)  I love how it turned out and I hope you do too!!!

Do you love it?  Can you read the tags? 
The front says:
Cinderella's Wedding Gown, A long, long time ago, Circa. 1600s, France, One of a kind.
The back says:
This piece of Cinderella's gown was found by her chambermaid.  It was torn my Prince Charming in a fit of passion on their wedding night.  It was the beginning of their happily ever after. 

This is the package all wrapped and ready to be sent to my partner.  I hope she likes it!!


  1. NEAT! all so girly and pretty :D

    ps: i follow and linked your blog :D

  2. i have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

    and what a wonderful idea! it's incredible what you are able to put together. even the fabric looks a little stained on this picture as well --- like it's old and falling apart already. i just love it!

  3. I could have swore I commented on this post, yesterday...

    Oh well!

    I love this! I especially love the story!
    Mine is on my blog, too.

    ~ANKH (pumpkinniki on sb)

  4. Wow!

    I would love to receive something like this. What an unique display of creativity!

    -MsRigby (via SB for Blog Me, Baby)