Monday, 14 June 2010

Swap Treasures

Hello folks! I'm back from my holiday, and had a wonderful time, but I'll do a holiday post tomorrow, as I have far too much to get into one. So my first post is dedicated to the lovely swaps I received whilst away. Luckily my Tilda swap from the Netherlands arrived just before we left, and my fairytale swap from the USA arrived while we were away but luckily my neighbour took the parcel for me. I can't tell you how excited i was to receive this large pink rosy box in the post.

What could be inside?

Look at all these prettily wrapped parcels. And you can't miss that stunning angel.
Inside all that pretty paper, I received some gorgeous fabric, a spotty shopping bag, some lovely essential oils for crafts or my oil burner, some strawberries, strawberry tea, strawberry sweets and a homes mag from the Netherlands. Not to mention the lovely homemade card.
Margriet and myself have been chatting quite a bit through e-mail and thought it would be nice to receive a homes mag from another country. And I did enjoy looking at the lovely eye candy.

I adore the angel, she is beautifully made and the fabrics are so me. A huge big thank you and (((((big hugs))))) to my swap partner Margriet for the wonderful Tilda swap parcel.

And here's what I sent to Margriet.

A Tilda summer garland.

Handmade scented strawberries in a jar.

A CK bag and voucher, CK tissues, CK tin with some buttons inside, a cherry notebook, some cake cases and an English Homes magazine.

The second parcel that arrived was my fairytale swap from Marva, and here's what I received.

look at all these Alice in wonderland goodies.
A lovely vintage tea cup and saucer, a handmade needle case, handmade gift tags, a cute little drink me bottle, some strawberry fabric and lace, some tea bags, biscotti and a little matchbox, curious?
Containing lots of Alice trinkets.

If you click the photo you should be able to read this gift tag.
So a big Thank You to Marva and (((((big hugs)))) to you too. I feel thoroughly spoilt.


PS I will pick a winner for my giveaway tomorrow, sorry ladies running a bit late.


LaaLaa said...

What lovely parcels! I'm glad you had a great holiday and lots of lovelies to come home to. Lynda xxx said...

I bet you were so excited to get all those wonderful goodies! Loved seeing it all. Can't wait to hear all about your hols! Suzie xxx

Maria said...

Whar great parcels to come home to ! I will post your strawberry swap parcel tomorrow now I know that you are back :)

JuicyFig said...

Super nice parcels! I have been dying to make one of the Tilda dolls for AGES!
Hope your holiday was good


clare said...

OMG..i bet it was like christmas day at your house this and what gorgeous goodies to return home too!
Love them all....And so glad to hear you had a lovely holiday..can't wait to hear all about it!
TFS Hugs Clare X Weekend Crafter X

My Grannies Attic said...

What a lot of scrummy goodies to come back to. Everything is gorgeous.

Look forward to your holiday post.

Kerry xxxx

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Oh my, what pretty things. I think I was almost as excited to see what you got as you were! Enjoy your new treats:)

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Wow, looks like great fun! Love your blog, especially the background flowers!

VintageVicki said...

Lovely parcels :)

Next stop the Strawberry Swap - I must contact my partner to see how she's doing - I am almost ready to swap :)

Yarrow said...

Wow, what wonderful swaps. You're a very lucky girly :) Hope the holiday was good too.x

MamaBug said...

Welcome Home!! So glad to have you back and can't wait to hear all about your holiday!

What beautiful things! Love the doll she made you and that doll garland you made is super sweet....I still await that summer book in the mail!

So cute Alice things!

I have but one car right now and have not been to the post office, your small parcel and letter will be sent out as soon as can be.

LissyLou said...

what fab fab swaps xx

Cally's Cottage said...

What a wonderful welcome home!!!That angel is stunning- so pretty..
Everything is so lovely- what generous swap partners.
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

LoveHector said...

How gorgeous! I have agreed with my swapee to post my strawberry swap on the 25th. Wish it was sooner now.

And wish I'd also joined the Tilda swap!


jackanne said...

Ooh lucky lucky you!i have a tilda doll half made,"not as good as yours i must add" lol!anyway must get on with it...hugs jackanne x

Shabby Chick said...

Oh my goodness what lovely things! I'm quite worried about the strawberry swap goodies I'm preparing now!

Mel xxx

purplepaint said...

Hi Louisa, just wondering if you've sent your fairytale swap across the pond? I haven't received anything yet. Glad you liked all the goodies I sent you. Marva