Friday, 1 April 2011

Gifts galore..

This post was supposed to be a birthday post, as both my girls have had birthdays this week. I am itching to tell you all about our exciting weekend, but in the last 2 days I have received the most wonderful swap gifts and feel that I owe these kind and talented ladies a big thank you, so I will save the birthday piccies for next time.

My first parcel to arrive was the Spring swap, my partner was the lovely Helen from The undomesticated scientist . They arrived in a huge box, how exciting!!
All the gifts were absolutely perfect, Helen had obviously studied my blog .

I received this wonderful up cycled jeans bag, with such pretty lining. It's already been adorned with a crochet flower and has had it's first trip out to the knit and natter group, the perfect size.
I also received a bright and fun lavender heart with the words " laugh" embroidered on the front, this is hanging near Isla's bed, I am hoping the lavender will help her sleep.
Starbucks coffee was also included, as was the ingredients to make crispy cakes, Helen has obviously took on board my limitations in the kitchen.
I also received several balls of wool, crochet magazine and some pretty ribbons.
Thank you so much. xx

My second parcel was a heart swap, my partner was Debs from Two bones and a bagle .
Debs wrapped her beautiful gifts in the prettiest heart paper with little labels on each, I had every intention of taking a photo to show you, but as I missed the postman yesterday I had to collect the parcel from post office whilst on the way out to lunch, obviously I couldn't be expected to wait until I got home to open it, so I will admit to opening it whilst sat in the car outside the post office, very childish I know.

If you look closely you will see I have already started eating the little heart biscuits, they are very yummy!
Lots of lovely little heart goodies, flip flops, chocolates, muffin cases, heart sandwich cutter, lip gloss and that's just the start, look at this wonderful gift......

..... a beautiful cushion cover, isn't it lovely?

Some beautiful tiny heart bunting.
Debs and I have both had a little chuckle at this as I sent her the very same tiny heart bunting, great minds think alike and all that. The pattern came from the talented Julia Crossland . I was planning to make some more of this bunting to hang above Isla's bed, now I don't have to.

Thank you ladies, I have been utterly spoilt.
Thank you also to Jackie at Sew special bears and Beki at Ramblings of an everyday mummy for organising these swaps.

Just enough time to show you a few little bits I have been playing with this week....

The beginning of some more Royal bunting.

Still enjoying the flowers, this one is now on my jeans bag.

Some little booties for my Folksy shop.

Speak soon xxx


Rachael @ CleverCheshireCats said...

What a great swap, all those lovely heart goodies! I've been making those roses too and I adore the cute booties you made, just perfect. Rachael Xx

**Anne** said...

What lovely gifts you have received this week. Must have been very exciting for you. The heart bunting is very cute and the upcycled jeans bag is lovely.
Anne xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats on your bounty of wonderful swap gifts. Always so fun to get surprises in the mail. Enjoy! Best wishes for the weekend. Tammy

two bones and a bagle said...

Glad you liked them Jacey it was great fun to do the swop and I really enjoyed it and loved the stuff you made/sent me.

Saphy said...

what lovely swap items, have a great weekend!

Country Girl said...

Lucky you - what agreat idea for a bag that is.
Someone at my stitch'n'bitch group was making crochet bunting just like yours.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh what lovely swap gifts, no wonder you couldn't wait to open them!

I hope you got my last e-mail with your questions on it so I can blog about you and your gorgeous makes, it sounds like you have been a very busy bee so just send them back when you get a min ( just didn't want you to think I hadn't replied to you just in case you didn't get it :-)). x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

What lovely swap gifts, the denim bag is such a great idea.

Love your crochet bunting, looks very Blighty x

Penelope said...

Oh how marvelous, It must of been so exciting getting 2 swap parcel's in 1 week. I too open up parcels in the car...aint nothin' wrong with that :0) Enjoy all your beautifyl goodies xox

Hearthandmade said...

what an excellent package to receive! whats the royal bunting for? x

Jane said...

Hi Jacey, just to say I love visiting your blog, and if you take a look at mine, you'll see I've passed on a blog award - hope that's ok!

HoldMyHand said...

Just wanted to say thanks for your kind words on my blog, it's much appreciated. Still loving all your beautiful crochet, that flower is fantastic!

LAS said...

Adorable booties!

'Joyce' said...

oh wow, such lovely swap gifts you have received. I love the pretty bunting too. Your new little booties are very cute. Such a lovely colour.

Carina said...

Ooh the gifts are just beautiful. Love the crochet loveliness. I just want to get to sit down for some hooky time now myself. Have a lovely week. Carina x

DaCraftyLady said...

wonderful swaps I love the jeans bag and the pillow with the pin wheels is adorable. I like your flag swag cute... Debb