blogging + swaps = lots of fun mail

Normally there is not too much to look forward to when the mailman makes his rounds, but recently things have picked up. When I was participating in the functional felt swap, I made a comment on a swap item made by Ayama-Chan letting her know that I loved her fabric choice. About a week later, I found some of that fabric in a sweetly wrapped package at my doorstep. She also included the most adorable little applique creatures, which will be put to good use soon. And P.S.–I am in love with that stationary. How generous and thoughtful was that? Thanks Ayama-Chan. You’re the best! Interested in seeing what I received in the functional felt swap? My partner, Pixiewinkle, sent the cutest little zipper pouch with an amazing felt flower. So sweet.

Next up was the Toadstool Swap. My partner Lindsey was early sending me my toadstool, while I was a good three weeks late. Luckily, she is very nice and patient and even better, she is a super talented artist and seamstress. This is one of two toadstools I received. I still can’t get over all the details–windows upstairs and down, a door with its very own brass knocker, tiny beaded flowers, a little shrub. I won’t post a photo of the toadstool I sent her until it is in her hands, but I will tell you that it pales in comparison. She also included some of the most thoughtful little trinkets in her package: some adorable fabric adorned with cherries and a toadstool shrinky dink with my name. Thanks Lindsey. I hope my toadstool, however inferior, arrives soon!

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9 thoughts on “blogging + swaps = lots of fun mail

  1. Isn’t Anna/Ayama-chan the best? Love those fabrics and the appliques too. Wow, your mailbox looks very happy these days too. Great zipper pouch and toadstool too! When do we get to see yours……? *patiently waiting*

  2. You made out like a bandit;) The toadstool is so great, I almost want to move right in, except my apartment is as small as I can go. The fabric and appliques are fantastic- of course.

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