I have recently taken part in the Send a Little Love Swap organised by Tracy from Mad About Bags and was partnered with Linny from Australia. As is usual, we emailed to find out a bit about each other's hobbies and likes/dislikes. Linny didn't have a blog, so I needed to ask lots of questions! As part of the swap, we needed to send a minimum of 5 things; something heart shaped or themed; something delicious; something handmade; something red. We made and bought and posted the parcels. I received a beautifully wrapped mountain of goodies!
Scruffy found the parcels almost as exciting as I did and I had trouble removing them from him!
Here are all the unwrapped parcels. Wow! (Can you see the kangaroo keyring?)
I had been sent an apron, some wildflower seeds, a calendar featuring Australian wildflowers, some mango green tea and an Australian felting magazine. Linny had obviously done a lot of homework on my hobbies.
There was a lovely heart shaped pan...
and some beautifully made bags, some handmade felt and a felt ladybird to make.
The bags were really lovely.
Heart shaped material and a heart button.
Inside, there were lots of pockets.
The zipped bag was covered in pawprints which even featured on the inside too. I was delighted by all the gifts, as you can imagine. A HUGE thank you to Linny for being such a generous and wonderful swap partner and thanks to Tracy for organising.
So, here's what I sent. Yes, a felt heart and some earrings and a key ring all featured. I also found a heart bag and a felt heart garland, sweets, buttons, ribbons and postcards. At the local art sale, a few weeks ago, I bought the little white glass heart which had been made by a local glass artist and that was included too.
Here are my parcels ready to be packaged. (Unfortunately, in adding the Maltesers to the parcel, I hadn't taken into account the temperatures in Australia and on arrival, they had melted. Apparently they were solidifying in the fridge. Oops!) It was a great swap to take part in and I really enjoyed 'meeting' Linny, albeit in a virtual way.