Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Send A Little Love Swap

Taking part in a blog swap was one of my new things to try for this year and despite a few e-mail hiccups that meant my parcel was sent out a little later than planned, I really enjoying taking part and would love to do this again.

I heard about the swap I took part in on Mad About Bags.  It was lovely to get to know someone new - I was partnered with Jill from Love to Craft was was a lot more expert at putting together a themed swap than me!  I can't add in any photos of what I sent because I forget to take pictures before I parcelled everything up - hopefully I'll do better next time - including blogging about it much sooner too!

Anyway, the brief was to put together a parcel that included the following:

"Something heart shaped or themed
Something deliciously edible
Something handmade
Something red"

Jill did an amazing job of fulfilling the brief with lots of heart themed items...

Who wouldn't love getting an exciting parcel like this?

Especially when it's wrapped in giant bubble wrap?  Pop... pop... pop!  Yes - I admit I'm addicted to the stuff!    :)  :)  :)

And all these lovely co-ordinated parcels were inside  :)

A pretty heart shaped tin containing a heart shaped soap - mimosa and pomegranate - it smells lovely!  :)

Some pretty heart shaped post-it notes - they even match really well with the glass chopping board in my kitchen  :)

A wonderful heart shaped mirror - great timing as my son 'borrowed' my old compact mirror, I haven't seen it for some time!

I haven't eaten any of these for YEARS and I confess they've already gone!  :)

These have all gone too - they were absolutely delicious!  :)

Look at this pretty necklace - the pendant is made of glass.  I have no idea how they managed to get all those colourful glass pieces inside but I love it!  :)

Nail varnish containing hundreds and hundreds of teeny-tiny shiny red hearts - how cool is that?  :)

A fantastically glittery purse/pencil case - it's going to make my crafting pens much easier to find... you wouldn't believe how long it took me to find a black fabric pen on a dark green carpet after my cat knocked it off the table and it rolled (or was pushed by a playful paw) under my sofa - never again!  :)

I haven't decided how I'm going to use this great ribbon yet, I'll have to think up a nice new project to work on once I've finished my current WIP's  :)

Last but not least - a very cute and comfy (I know because I've already worn them) pair of socks - hearts and birdies - so much more exciting than the plain white socks I usually wear  :)

Included with the parcel was this beautiful card.  :)

Jill must have put an awful lot of thought and effort into gathering together all these wonderfully well themed and thought about gifts - a HUGE Thank You Jill, it brightened my day when your parcel arrived, it continues to make me smile whenever I see or use one of the items and I think they will continue to brighten my days for a long time to come.


  1. Oooh so many lovely parcels, nothing better than a good post day.
    Clare xx

  2. What a wonderful bounty. These are all gorgeous, lucky you.