Monday, 3 August 2009


When I was at school, I loved nothing more than to swap things with my friends. I remember stickers were a particular favourite. Imagine my glee when a month or so ago I stumbled across a swap that was going on in Blogland, organised by The Further Adventures of A Thrifty Mrs. Always one for a challenge, I signed up!

I had to put my thinking cap on good and proper to think of what I could send to Beki (from The Ramblings of an Everyday Mummy), who I was paired up with for this event.

The rules of the swap said that one item had to be handmade, so I set to work making a little bag that could hold all sorts of bits and bobs that a girl might need when she goes off to a sleepover.

I used Amy Butler fabric (of course!) for the inside. Knowing that Beki likes butterflies (for I studied her blog closely for clues of what appealed to her!), I hid one under the bag's flap.

Knowing that Beki also likes buttons, I got a bit carried away and made these tags. I tied one on to each parcel, with a little hint as to what was inside.

Here's what I eventually chose to send to Beki...

...before wrapping them all up and sending them on their way.

As soon as I heard a knock on the front door this morning, I rushed downstairs to find a box covered in brown paper waiting for me. My parcel from Beki had arrived...and look what was inside! A wonderful stash of pink presents, each tied with lovely ribbon.

Needless to say, a frenzy of unpacking ensued! I was so thrilled with the fabulous array of things from Beki. So thoughtful! As I write this, I am sipping an orangey hot chocolate, topped with mini marshmallows in my new mug! The lavender heart handmade by Beki herself has already been hung in my workroom. I'm going to sign off now...and go and pamper myself!

Thank you, Beki!


funkymonkey said...

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous. I was particularly taken with the button gift tags - bit of a buttonholic here I'm afraid.


lou said...

Hi, I love what you sent and what you received!

I am off too have a good read of your blog now…thanks for your lovely comment!

Love Lou xxx