Snail Mail Swap Update

Every item was wrapped in beautiful striped tissue paper

A few weeks back I signed up for Mousy Brown’s Celebration Swap to mark 2 years of her lovely blog. I was partnered with Dawn, and as I already read her blog I knew this would be a fab partnership. She is so creative!

Each parel was labelled according the the themes of the swap

Anyway, today my parcel arrived, and while the photos aren’t as good as the ones she took, I wanted to let you see what I got.  If this has made you feel in the mood for some hand made goodness, you still have time to sign up for the Holiday Swap I’m hosting with Emma.

Bulbs for the garden, a diary, sugar mice, a scarf, an apron, cookie cutter, a beautiful pin, a tin of buttons, a lot of thought and heaps of imagination!

I can’t think of a more imaginative way to tell Dawn how much I love my parcel, so I’ll simply say “Thank you” – and how did you possibly know my Brownies are currently making Matryoshka dolls as part of their Russia Challenge badge?

I’ll be posting photos of what I sent to Dawn later this week, for now I’m off to play with new drop spindle (Ah, you’ll have to wait a bit for that story!)

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  1. heikeknits

     /  October 10, 2011

    Lovely goodies, and I love the idea of a parcel swap. My email is on its way to Emma & You to take part x

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  2. Ali

     /  October 10, 2011

    What a lovely parcel…lots of great items to grow, use and treasure!
    …………..drop spindle – I’ve been eyeing these for a while…….must keep to one thing at a time though!! Looking forward to the story!
    Loving your header!!
    Ali xx

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  3. Of course I had a sneak peek on dawn’s blog – what a fabulous collection of gifts. I am very envious of the shawl pin. I have almost finished my collection for my swap partner – I have some sewing up and stuffing to do this evening …….

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  4. Glad you liked it! I’m very tempted to join your holiday swap as well…(the micro mittens are meant to bee tree decorations in case you wondered)
    I used to live in Russia so I have lots of matrioshkas and assorted Russian things. Lots!!

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  5. Isn’t this swap fun?…. and what a wonderful occasion ! I’m preparing all of my things and getting ready to send them off.

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