swaps


Apron Swap 2010

I had a great time making my pinny for The Great Apron Swap over at Red Gingham.  This is what I sent my partner (modeled rather unflattering on me). I also made a couple of yo yo broaches to be pinned on the pinny too! In return I received a wonderful pinny which I have been wearing a lot.  I love the fact the pockets are  handkerchiefs.  I never thought of adding pockets!


Fabric Addict Swap

I took part in the Fabric Addict Swap and was paired with the wonderful Serenta at The Balancing Kiwi.  Look at how my parcel was wrapped in Fabric, doesn’t it look inviting. She sent a couple of books for the boys, the pirate one has already been tucked into. I adore the card A wonderful Pin Cushion and needle case A brill badge which is already on my summer coat Some vintage threads and ribbons A selection of buttons Some delicious fabrics And some felt and a sewing magazine. I have really enjoyed the swaps I have taken part in and was wondering if anyone fancied joining me for another swap more »


Spring Swap

As you know I really do enjoy a nice swap and have signed up for quite a few recently.  I was paired with Helen for Molly Cupcakes Spring swap and look what she sent me I was lucky enough to get some wonderful things including some CK smellies, napkins and chocolate of course. A lovely tin bird house, which the minimads have popped on the front of their playhouse! A hand painted sign, which is now hanging in my kitchen. A beautiful lavender filled bird, which I adore. A pink bead heart A super cute bunny.  I was overwhelmed and love it all.  Thanks Helen If you want to see what I sent Helen, more »


The joy of receiving and a great big thank you

Me and the MiniMads have been blessed this last couple of weeks by the kindness and creativity of bloggers. Firtly we were lucky enough to win a copy of a children’s book that Cystal Jigsaw wrote herself. The mini’s and I are treasuring reading a little of this each evening and are trying to make it last. Did I tell you she wrote it herself! The wonderful Sandy of Baby Baby, who I often think is me in disguise sent me some chocolate sustenance and some buttons for the boys (who open the package and ran off with them before I could take a piccie) and some fabric she has been more »


Flower Swap

I decided to take part in Sew Scrumptious‘ flower swap, my first real swap and I was very excited to get Kelly at A place of my own.  I love the idea of a swap, it gives you chance to stalk their blog for all the right reasons and put something nice together, that doesn’t have to cost the earth, but has meaning and tend to be based on a theme. I received my parcel from Kelly on Wednesday, but decided to leave it until the evening before opening, as I know my children, they would want to do it all for me and as much as I love them, well I more »