Hope you all enjoyed Valentine's Day yesterday.
Back in January I joined 'Send a little Love Swap' kindly hosted by Tracy of www.madaboutbagsuk.blogspot.com Mad about Bags blog. I was paired up with Fiona from www.christalscreations.blogspot.com. The idea was to send items to include a heart, something red, something handmade and something delicious: get to know a bit about your partner and send your package to them by Valentines Day. Our packages arrived in good time; Fiona and I agreed to wait until Valentine's Day to open our packages. Yesterday I had an exciting time opening up my fabulous surprises. . . . .
All these treasures were wrapped in red tissue paper or these sweet stripped bags with little notes attached to each one. Something red was a heavenly, cranberry zest, scented Yankee candle. Something delicious - a handmade white chocolate heart - almost too pretty to eat. Fiona made this lovely brightly coloured jazzy heart pot holder; the back of the heart picks up the orange from the front . . . I love the contrasting turquoise border. Fiona has included some of her gorgeous handmade jewellery: a beautiful frosted white and blue glass beaded bracelet with matching earrings - I have been spoilt. And, not forgetting two pairs of purple thermal socks (I love purple and so does Fiona's young son who chose them) attached with such a sweet touching note saying 'something to keep you warm on those walks with your camera'. So thoughtful, and sent with a card of a beautiful Moon Daisy.
I love them all.
Thank you so much Fiona, and Tracy for setting this up. I am so blessed. xxx
Below are photos of my own makes for the swap. I really enjoyed making them, knowing that Fiona loves sewing. The pattern for the cross stitch needle book, pincushion and sewing fob are from Helen Philipps Book 'Simple Sewn Gifts'.
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