Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Swap

Hello there, remember me??!

I've hardly spent anytime online these past couple of weeks and so I am way behind with blogging and reading what everyone is getting up to. I hope to catch up over the next couple of days, both with what we've been up to and also popping by the lovely blogs I follow too.

The reason for my post today is to say a huge thank you to Michelle for the totally fabulous swap parcel she sent me.
I don't enter many swaps as I'm not much good at crafty stuff but this one organised by Lakota over at was more up my street. So a big thank you also to Lakota for organising. The swap had to be a maximum of 5 items, one had to be a Christmas dec, one had to be handmade and at least one had to be a thrifted item.

I opened the card from Michelle first, isn't it good.

This is how my parcels looked before I unwrapped them, so pretty in their gold paper and colourful ribbons.

And here they are all unwrapped. A fab set of lip balms, a sachet of hot chocolate and some chocolates which obviously had to be sample immediately, a crocheted angel for our tree, a scarf in beautiful muted colours and the most gorgeous little notebook.

Here is a close up of the cover. Isn't it just one of the sweetest things you've ever seen?

Thank you again Michelle, I really loved it all.

Here are the goodies I sent Michelle. We actually posted our parcels last Wednesday and I know Michelle received hers ok. My postman tried to deliver mine when I was out so I had to wait nearly an extra week before it was collected from the Post Office. Well worth the wait though!

I sent Michelle a set of notebooks, a snowflake decoration, a set of nail varnishes, a handmade keyring and a purple scarf/wrap. Plus a little chocolate something for her two children.

Feeling very festive here!


  1. Both lovely Christmas swaps!
    Hope you are getting on well with all your preparations. :0)

  2. I don't enter swaps, but you received and sent some lovely things.

  3. Hi Lisa, all the presents in your swap look lovely. I'm enjoying an advent swap at the moment .... a present every day for the whole of advent. It's so exciting!
    Have a good week!

  4. Looks like you've been having fun too!
    Did you enjoy London?
    We did though it was quite cold!!

  5. I haven't got much time for blogging lately so I'm missing what people are receiving for their Xmas swaps, decorating tips, etc.
    You both exchanged some lovely pressies!