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Thursday, 7 October 2010

My very first swap!!!

Hello peeps , sorry I haven't blogged much this week but my hands have been VERY painful. But at long last the end is in sight, I am having my first operation on the 5th of November!!!
I was cheered up when this parcel arrived today. My first ever swap had arrived!!!!!
I entered the Autumn/Halloween Pumpkin Patch swap organised by Crafty Helen @ Home my partner was Heather from The Patchwork Heart.

I opened up the box and saw all these lovely parcels.....
My husband was very jealous of these vegetable crisps as they are his favourites but he is on a diet and unlike me has a will of iron so I won't have to share them!!! whoo hoo!

My next present was this set of tea-lights, they are scented but I can't work out what scent it is and there is nothing on the packet....I think it may be apple(I have a cold!!).....I will be lighting them up tonight!!!!

Then came this darling little needle case!!!! Its delish!!!!

A wonderful roll of fabric pieces and a bag of buttons and ribbons emerged next.....I need to have a good think of what to make with these!!! I want to have a go at making a fabric flower brooch, but then I saw a lovely patchwork hot water bottle cover the other day!!

And last but not least...this amazing handmade Home Sweet Home wall hanging!!!!

Than you Heather for the wonderful gifts and making my first swap so lovely!!!!! x x x x

Here is what I sent Heather....I was so nervous!!!! I sent her a tea cup , a tea pot shaped tea infuser, a selection of teas (including my favourite vanilla tea) and a sachet of Horlicks, a miniature rose decorated oil lap, a selection of autumnal coloured fabrics, a vintage leaf brooch, three flowered doilies and a vintage 1950's countryside book, which I had wrapped before I realised I hadn't taken any pictures.But I am sure if you pop over to her blog she will have a picture of it on there!!

I have really enjoyed my first swap and can't wait to do it again!!!!!!!

And remember peeps...............it's my first every give away tomorrow!!! So please pop back tomorrow to see if you have won my September/October goodies.....I am collecting lots of goodies for my November giveaway as we speak!! x x x


  1. Yay - a swap success!Thanks so much for joining in. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it.xx

  2. wow, what a lot of goodies you received, and what a lot of goodies you sent! Glad you enjoyed your first swap! Have a lovely rest of a day! xxxx

  3. I have only done one swap and was really nervous as well
    but it does make the week less humdrum :)
    Cate x

  4. Glad you enjoyed your first swap.You both had some gorgeous things! :o)

  5. aww what a lovely swap lovely goodies ;-)hope your hands feel better soon. Dee

  6. A lovely post, thanks Claire! Im so glad you like your parcel, Ill be making my post tonight too!
    Heather x


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