A few weeks ago Sian asked if anyone would be interested in taking part in a swap of very small things. Now I love swaps and challenges so immediately signed up. This morning a package arrived from the US and I knew it was from my swap partner, Susannah. Imagine my excitement!
Especially when I opened the envelope and found a tissue wrapped package with beautiful tape. Now anyone who knows me will guess that my immediate thought was 'how can I remove that gorgeous tape so I can upcycle it'!Do you ever do this?
Then, having peeled back the wrapping, my eyes popped!
So many little goodnesses! All carefully and beautifully put together to make an art piece in their own right. Susannah had used a temporary tape and sticky pads to secure everything into place - it was so creative and well done! There were tags and buttons, ribbon, embellishments (I love those little wooden camera's!)and 2 stamps.
Did Susannah know how much I love birds? I know already the bird stamp will be very well used!
I didn't know where to begin... but as usual my instinct is to grab the camera first and look after. And when I deconstructed the page there was layer upon layer of gorgeous small things... A HUGE thank you to Susannah!!
This weekend I planned to declutter and re-organise my cabin . This was the ideal time to put together a swap of small things for my partner. But there has been a strong distraction. Jennifer is posting hourly as part of her Onwards and Upwards weekend and there are so many give aways and fun challenges. I have been glued to the computer all morning!! I really must tear myself away and face the clutter. But I will be back and if you've not already visited Jennifer Grace Creates then you might want to see what you are missing!
Thank you to Sian too for organising the swap. It's no wonder it is hard to be away from the computer when there are so many lovely people in Blogland doing such lovely things. Happy day!! Oh... and my 365 magazine arrived in the post too so I have something to look forward to when I have done some work in the cabin. Hope your day is good too. Now it's time to go. Yes. Really!