I was paired with Ellie at feltabulous and we emailed back and forth to try and get an understanding of each others likes and dislikes. I didn't get much time to be creative. I was even late in sending out my parcel. Thankfully, Ellie understood and I got my parcel packaged up and sent on it's way.
As soon as my parcel arrived I HAD to make myself open the box, take a glance and then go and hide the box on the tallest cupboard I could find so I didn't start open the packages. It was SOOOOOOO hard Ellie. Please excuse the quality of the photos, I have spent the past week meaning to take photos in daylight, but another and another day passes and I am desperate to blog about the swop so am going with the photos I took each day.
Look at all those unopened happies, just waiting for me. Now can you see why they had to be put away.
I can honestly say that not one swop wasn't me. I would have chosen every single one - except I wouldn't have been clever enough to make most of them.
Day 1- magnets and magnetic pegs. I did smile when I opened these (I sent pegs to Ellie too).
Day 2 Cupcake cases and Malteser Mooses (yes that's a word). The chocolate was shared and the cupcake cases are going away until December. They will make December baking so much happier.
Day 3 Card and ribbon - a girl can never have too much card, or ribbon.
Day 4 Ear rings. My ears were pierced when I was 13 (I think) and have since closed up but I am DESPERATE to wear ear rings again, so I will, in 2016 go get them re-done. When I have either had a glass of wine or feel super brave I will get them re-done. These are perfectly me. In fact, if there were on a stall amongst 100's of other ear-rings I would have bought these.
Day 5 Pens - oh yes please.
Day 6 Bracelet - My colours again. So pretty.
Day 8 Crafty Bits
Day 9 Star Tree Decoration
Day 10 Flamingo bunting - oh my happy place in the new house will look fabulous with this. (Photo stolen from Ellie, hope that's ok Ellie). I can't wait until this is in my new craft room. It is perfect. I may have done a happy dance!!!!
Day 12 Flamingo. She has had to be put out of reach as Anni showed an unhealthy interest in getting hold of her. Unhealthy to poor Florence and to Anni if she got hold of her :-)
Jo, thank you for organizing and can I be in again this year?????? I am pretty certain (I hope) that I'll be in my new place by then, and unpacked so can be more creative.
Ellie, you ROCK. Thank you for making me feel so loved.