Friday, 1 April 2011
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