Monday, 17 August 2009

Swaps are FAB!


Last week the Postie delivered my Seaside swap parcel from my swap partner Val ~ Dotty Dotty. As I have said before this was the first swap parcel that I have received and we were all so excited! The children gathered around expecting me to rip it open. But No! First of all I had to take some photographs to show you all. You should have seen their little faces!


It was wrapped in lovely colourful flowery paper and perched on top of the parcel was a lovely little windmill which is now sitting in my garden looking very pretty.


Once all the photographs had been taken it was a race to see who could get into the parcel first and we were not disappointed either! Inside the parcel was a very lovely felt bag which was embellished with a FAB ice lolly made by this lovely blogger. I have admired Lisa’s work for a long time and am now the lucky owner of this lovely bag.


Inside the bag was another of Lisa’s creations ~ a felt FAB ice lolly ~ which my children have now decided belongs to them! There was also a lovely handmade lavender pillow which smells wonderful, crochet covered seaside pebbles and a little box of sea shell chocolates.

I loved everything in my parcel ~ Thank you very much Val ~ and I am so glad that I decided to take part in the swap. Swaps are FAB! :O)

13 comments:

Lucy Pursglove said...

Oh how lovely. I can't get over that Fab Ice Lolly, brilliant! :)

Floss said...

What a great selection of seaside themed stuff! The ideas are so creative, especially the FAB theme!

Are your children back to school soon?

MelMel said...

Lovely swap!xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Lovely stuff, that felt lolly is wonderful... I must play with felt more... I love the bag.. what a lovely lucky lady you are... have the chocolates gone yet?

x Alex

lisa ridgeon said...

Ooh! Lovely swap, Val knows how to put together a parcel. I love the little windmill......and the felt Fab goodies aren't bad either! Lol! Enjoy.
X X

Craft Matters said...

Just arrived here via Ravelry (thanks for your kind comments!) - great blog! What a lovely swap... I love that lolly, and the rest of course.

Kate said...

oh, your swap really was fab! I love it all but those crochet rocks look stunning.

dottydotty said...

so glad you liked it forgot to put that the crochet pebbles were made by me well not the pebbles but the crochet!!!!!!!!!!!!

sally said...

What a beautiful swap! I so love that bag and the lolly!
Sally x

Catherine said...

What a wonderful parcel! You are a lucky girl!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Fantastic swap, I recognise of the scented cushions. I love seaside related things.
Isabelle x

Lucy said...

Dear Jackie,
Another great post! I have given my blog a makeover and wonder if it be alright it I included a link to you on my side bar in my "Most beautiful blogs" section?


I look forward to hearing from you and reading much more!
Lucy

The Garden Bell said...

Wonder colors. Great swap. So nice to still see some summer colors. Fall is in the air here.