Receiving good mail always makes me happy :)
Ever since my pre teen years when I used to receive dozens of penpal letters each month, opening the mailbox is always one of the best parts of my day. During the last few weeks I have received wonderful swap packages, and lovely giveaways from generous bloggers, so I thought I'd share these with you now.
I was lucky to get one of her recent fabric giveaways, and just look at what she so generously sent ...
Maybe you didn't know, but lovely Maize not only makes beautiful jewellry from recycled silver but also posts a weekly crafty karma giveaway every tuesday, and I was the lucky winner of this amazing needle set (love the pendant detail). thanks so much, Maize :) Now, go check her shop
As you know, I've been making a lot of Gimme your stuff swaps recently. All sorts of amazing packages have started to show up, just look at all these goodies ... thank you so much ladies :)
from Barbara, all the way from California
The japanese towel and the flower buttons are my favourites ... to see what I've sent her, check here
from Siggi, in Germany.
We agreed to swap crafts magazines and a few treats. The easy fashion mag looks great, maybe I'll be able to sew a few items this fall...
from Kwoozy, in Australia
She was my June color-iffic recipient, and I was really glad she proposed to make this swap. Just look at that candy stash ... and the hello kitty fabric, isn't that just adorable ? and you were right, kwoozy, the cat fabric is just perfect :)
a beautiful vintage polka dot linen fabric, the latest Interweave Knits (love the cardigan on the cover), tea and candies (my favourite caramels) and delicious trims, appliqués and threads.
and finally, a couple of non GYS swaps...
from Li Li, in Singapore
She was looking for the new Marie Claire Idées fall issue so she proposed a new swap which I immediately accepted. I sent her also a piu piu pouch, and in return she sent me this fabulous japanese crafts book I was looking for. It has to be one of my favourites, I just love the designs and the color combinations. And of course, she had to add a few hello kitty items, she knows I'm a fan :)
Caterine had commented on this post a while back that she could find my favourite incenses in a local shop, so of course I immediately suggested a trade. She sent me 3 different ones, and a few fabrics as well. Still can't believe I could get these again, they just smell amazingly good.