I am doing an Easter Swap with 3 close blogging friends. We haven't set a date, and don't really have any guidelines.....but I figured I'd get busy. I am going to make each girl a basket and then fill it with some hand made goodies! I started by painting my first basket a sweet soft pink. I added lots of crepe paper ruffles, and used this gorgeous vintage Italian green velvet ribbon to the handle and sides of the basket. I added this beautiful pink flower, and filled the basket with shredded book pages that I tea stained to looked aged. I still need to add some ribbons and vintage jewelry to it, but am loving the way it is looking. I hope the girls like them.....I still need to paint 2 more baskets. I don't know if they will all be pink (it is my signature color) or if I will do a yellow and lavender one. Decisions, Decisions.