Thank you all so much for your wonderful and heartwarming messages on my previous post. Words cannot express how much they all meant to me, apologies if I haven't got round to thanking you all personally but for now, thank you so very much :)
So, to my beautiful and special friends swap. As some of you know Beki has been holding a friends swap and I was partnered with Rachywachywooo and a couple of days ago I received a wonderful parcel from Rachel through the post.
You probably all know by now how the swap was working, you were to send a little gift each representing the letters in the word friends.
Here is everything so beautifully wrapped.
So, F was for Fragrance and a beautiful Fresh Cut Roses fragranced Yankee candle in a sweet glass holder, dressed in the most prettiest handmade lace and buttoned jacket.
R was for Roses, I knew I was going to love this one. The most gorgeous and exquisite Road Pottery china little bowl with lid. The lid is decorated with the most gorgeous Yellow Rose, a special favourite of mine. It really is so pretty.
What, a little gift inside too, how can a girl be so lucky. A delightful and beautiful vintage floral rose brooch. A definate for special occasions, I love it.
I was for Initial, and the sweetest little handmade pillow with my initial on. It is so lovely and now resides on our hallway table looking pretty.
E was for Edibles, now I have to admit Lindor is a firm favourite in our house so can you please use your imagination for that one. I am afraid we ate them all. Also with the yummy chocolates were the loveliest little sweeties for the children inside a sweet silicone cup cake case.
N was for notes and the cheeriest Classic Pooh notecards and envelopes. There are two designs with the words, If friends are near, all bothers disappear and Friends are worth holding onto. Very true, special words.
D was for Dusting and Dishes, a real treat here. A very useful and lovely to look at CK duster, though knowing me I shall find a non dusting use for it. And the most magnificent 1921 Sylvac dish in the wonderful, and my favourite, colours of green and pink. I shall feel like the queen bathing with this beautiful dish by my side, or delving into the pretty dish to decide which piece of jewellery I shall wear on that day. Indeed it has many uses and is so very me.
And, finally S was for Soak, a beautiful heart shaped lavender bath bonanza. I shall so enjoy using this after a hard days work looking after Master Poppins.
Rachel, you have touched me so very much with your special gifts. I adore each and every one of them and could never have dreamt to have received the wonderful and special gifts that you have sent. I really enjoyed doing this swap with you and thanks too to Beki for organising it.
Right, someone who shall remain nameless who lives in this house has decided it would be a good idea to have a little stall at the School Summer Fayre. Mmmmm yes I guess that would be me than ;) So if you don't see me again for a while I shall be knee, no ceiling deep in fabric, ribbon, buttons, pins, threads and all manner of crafty things.
Looking forward to it, only wish I gave myself a little more notice, Ohooo well that's me, everything last minute. Would you like a little lookey at some of my hearts, here you are then, a little taster.
For some of my makes, I have been taking inspiration from my wardrobe, here are a couple of colours I am loving right now, the necklace is a beautiful vintage one I purchased from my favourite CS, I love it and it seems to go with everything.
And the top, very Mary Poppins!
Right guess I better go and make something pretty :)