Thanks to the wonderful Landgirl1980 for alerting me back in January to the 'Spread the Bloggy Love Swap' that was being organized by the lovely Jackie at Sew Special Bears. I have often wanted to take part in these but have never been brave enough, this time I decided I would take the plunge and take part, and what a tonic to the gray days of winter, it has been, It gave me the much-needed motivation to get doing something rather than moping about, and eating too much chocolate! So for the swap I was partnered up with Heather, of The Patchwork Heartand I had a lot of fun reading her fabulous blog to work out what she would like in her valentines parcel, I have to say she made it very easy!! Especially as she had helpfully put a list of all the things she loves on her blog!
What Beautiful wrapping and look Butterfly's on the paper!!!
Now I have had to wait a fair few days gazing longingly at the wonderfully wrapped parcel. I am not the most patient of people so it was really a test of my resolve!! So after tearing the paper of excitedly this morning and squealing like a 5 year old at Christmas, I calmed down enough to take some photos so here is what the wonderful Heather sent to me.....
Some delicious Lindor chocolates - must confess not many left!! Yummmm!
A gorgeous trinket box filled with the most lovely pink sherbet scented tea lights, which will be perfect for my little glass lanterns!
A Packet of Union Jack Napkins, which are so pretty I will find it hard to use them! I might have to frame one!
A Beautiful handmade stuffed Heart which is now adorning my draws (Chest of, not my pants!)
A gorgeous patchwork hanger which is hanging from my bedroom door as a daily reminder to " Cherish each precious day" Just Beautiful!
Thank you so, Much Heather I feel truly very lucky to have been partnered with someone who is so creative and who has been so generous! I love all of my valentines gifts it has certainly brightened up my February!
So, now that I know that Heather has opened her parcel I will show you all what I sent...
My bloggy swap offerings!
- A Shabby Chic Jewelry Hanger I made one of these for my Mum for Christmas, as she loved the one I had made for myself so much. Because it is so quick to make up I thought it would be great for the swap! A how to post to follow shortly!
Valentines Mug Hugger!
- Mug Warmers - Never have a cold cuppa again, I loved this mug warmer pattern so much that I decided to make a His and Hers version in Red and Pink and Blue and Pink. Download the free pattern here.
- Rose Brooch - I came up with this little flower by accident when I was re-teaching myself to knit: My free Rose knitting pattern!
Inspired by the 1940s Look Book!
- Shabby Chic Eye Mask - Just because there is nothing more lovely than having a long lie in! Made using my Audrey Eye mask pattern. -A Felt Brooch - I fell in love with the little make-do and mend felt brooch on the front of Mike Brown's 1940s Look Book, so I decided to try to make up one for the swap.
And for the edible element A Big Gooey Box of Turkish Delight!
If you get the chance to take part in a blog swap I wholeheartedly recommend it as,