Monday, 8 March 2010

Swaps and spring

Well, its been a while hasn't it! I started back at work which clearly just throws life upside down, meaning no knitting, no crafting, no time whatsoever till now. Also doesn't help that I have misplaced my camera.... oops! So I took pics with a different camera for this post.

Let me just tell you about the the Seven days of Special swap that I took part in. My swap partner was in New Zealand and managed to get her swap together quicker than I did (take a look at her gorgeous blog, puts me to shame!)... as if that would be hard! It arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't get a chance to blog about it, so here we go.... the packages were individually wrapped in these cute little packages made out of a craft magazine, which was gorgeous, with little stamped numbers for the day i was supposed to open them.

Here's a little overall view (minus the edible chocolate pineapples)

A close up of Millie the mouse, made for Rafaela.... her head is made from a 'birds of australia' tea sweet.

A lovely card of vintage buttons from her own collection

And a gorgeous vintage copy of Villette by Charlotte Bronte....

I really enjoyed taking part in the swap, I hope that she will enjoy my parcel as much as I have enjoyed hers!

It's spring here now and while we had a cold dip into the minus again this weekend, it is in general getting warmer and brighter. We have loads of work to do around our land if we are to accomplish what we hope this year so it's busy busy busy here.