Saturday, 25 July 2009

Seaside swap.

Wanda has received her Seaside swap! I thoroughly enjoyed putting a shoebox together for her and a big 'thanks' to Contented for hosting. I struggled a bit to get an idea on what style to go for for Wanda but in the end put in a bit of everything! Of course I had to make a brooch and this one has some dyed shell in the centre and uses on my favourite sea-sidey yarns. I had a cute button with a fish and made a three button stack for a kitsch button ring. I had made some bag dangle for the do and they went down really well so I decided to have a bash at a starfish dangle with a lovely swirly glass bead. There are lots of ideas that I want to try bouncing around my head and the work room and I knew that this was the perfect opportunity to try Happy Zombies' Penny Pocket. I am so glad I did! Of course these are copyright so they will always be gifts. I have already bought a stack of Christmas fat quarters with an eye to making some advent pockets to hang on a garland. Finally I had a play with some felt beads and I have to tell you I am LOVING these, but more on that another time! The box got stuffed with sweets and stickers and greeting cards and some shell beads and a little spoon with a seaside plaque and some cider flavour rock from Devon.....and last but not least a brilliant beach hut lavender bag from Pants and Paper. ( oh and that's a wind up crab, sold in aid of the Lifeboats!) Did I mention how much I enjoyed doing this?! Would definitely be up for another swap if anyone knows of a goodie.
I have realised that I didn't put a deadline on the book giveaway, so next Friday seems like a good time. Do leave a comment if you'd like a chance of receiving it.
I'm also wondering what any other South Eastern crafty types might think to a Kent bloggers/crafters picnic. I am thinking a Sunday picnic in a park in Canterbury. Let me know if you are interested. xxxx







7 comments:

Pomona said...

I know I have emailed but I thought I would make my enthusiasm public pour encourager les autres! A picnic has to be fun, and I'm on for it!

Pomona x

Emma Loves Stitching said...

wow love the seaside swap, have been away from blogging for a bit. If you hear of any good swaps please let me know.

Thanks emma

kleinzonnetje said...

Hi - I'm not in Kent, but close by and would love to meet up with others. I'm finishing off my seaside swap right now and would love another good swap too. I'll let you know if I hear of any!

trasha said...

ooo! Lucky you. Loads of lovely seasidey swap things in that parcel! I am ready to send mine off tomorrow.

This has been a fun swap hasn't it? Got me thinking today about a good theme for another swap. I shall have a bit of a thing and then do a post if you think you might be interested.

karen said...

you are having so much fun!

Indigo Blue said...

I think this parcel looks just right to me. Lucky swapper! I agree with Emma, I seem to have missed just about every swap lately, I think your mug swap was the last one I manged to sign up for in time. I must be half asleep.

Fabric Nation said...

This swap was such good fun! I really enjoyed mine too.