A few months back I signed up to Mrs Thrifty’s Sleepover Swap. I was paired with the lovely Claire from Dolly Dollop, who is an expert crafter and a lover of all things Cath Kidston. We exchanged addresses this week, and my parcel arrived bright and early this morning, wrapped in layers of bubbble wrap and sealed with the prettiest floral parcel tape I’ve ever seen!
So, being a little on the lazy side on my rare free Saturdays, I made myself a cup of tea, popped Pride and Prejudice in the DVD player and took my parcel back to bed with me to unwrap in comfort.
It was like Christmas morning! (Only without other people… or stockings… ok, maybe more like a birthday…)
(And I have no idea what these “display image at actual size” tags are all about!)
So… what was inside?
Beautiful bag in gorgeous blue fabric, and a note on a stunning ‘the black apple‘ postcard from hugely talented artist (and blogger), Emily. I’ve been coveting her work for months now – going to frame this!
Next up, pampering goodies: a bath bomb from Lush (I have plans for using this baby next time I go to Nat’s – it smells divine!), a manicure kit and handmade mask and head band to keep all my hair out of my face!
This sweet little mirror is engraved with Sweet Dreams, but my amateurish photography simply couldn’t capture it!
And this lovely birdy mobile will hang in the corner of my bedroom:
Am I allowed a favourite? Because if I am I’m head-over-heels in love with these covered coat hangers! They’re so pretty, and perfect for hanging my loveliest dresses!
I did take pictures of all my swap items before I sent them to Claire, but they’re on my macbook… so probably lost forever! Luckily, I wrote a Sew Make Believe blog post about the handmade elements before my laptop crashed, so at least a couple of pictures were saved. Hop on over to the Sew Make Believe blog to see what I made (I’m not putting it on here in case Claire’s parcel hasn’t arrived yet!).
I’m so overjoyed with my parcel, and so pleased that I was paired with such a generous and accomplished blogger. I’ll definitely be participating in another swap soon! Thank you Claire! xx