Before I show you my pretty pinks for this week, have you seen my Weight Loss Giveaway? Visit the link if you think you might want to encourage me in my goals...and win a prize for yourself!
Also, I still need one more person in my Pay It Forward game. If you're interested, go to the link and check it out!
And now for the goods...
For the last 6 months or so, I've been participating in the Once A Season Swap over at Gone Stitchin'. Because the swap coordinator is from Australia, all the seasons are backwards from mine! I just completed the Spring swap that actually coincides with our Fall. (Doing Spring-themed gifts in the fall wasn't quite as strange as making Winter gifts in late May!) Anyway, I wanted to share what my partner and I swapped this time around since we've both now received our gifts.
I was partnered with Linda from Stray Stitches. I love reading her posts as they are so lovingly put together---she really has a knack for journalism and her blog is most interesting! Here is the beautiful and cheery gift she sent me:
I love every part of this gift...all the way down to the cute peppermint candy wrapping paper! She sent me a flowery emery board, 2 pretty notepads with a pen, a set of 2 bookmarks, 2 pieces of pretty pink, flowered fabric, an adorable card, and the most beautiful handmade pin cushion. What I love most of all is the bit of lavender she put in with the pin cushion filling...the smell reminds me of the place we just left (and terribly miss!!) in Washington. It really was a thoughtful package of gifts!
Here's what I sent to Linda:
|First, I made her this cute little hanging plate picture from a vintage Limoges saucer and some found items.|
|Then I put together a coordinating bottle.|
|I found her these matching Spring-colored items at Walmart.|
I had a lot of fun putting together these things for her! Swapping has definitely become the new addiction! What a great way to use up my HUGE stash of crafting supplies!