In October I signed up to take part in a crafty Autumn Leaf Swap, expertly organised by Giddystuff. These were the items on the swap list:
- A handmade item inspired by autumn leaves – it could be an Artist Trading Card, an embroidered brooch, a purse, or any other item of your choice.
- Something in an autumnal colour from your stash – a fat quarter, some buttons or a ball of yarn for instance.
- A sweet treat to enjoy after an cosy afternoon’s crafting.
My swap partner was Jenny from Winnibriggshouse. And Oh-My-Gobsmacked-Goodness! What a truly amazing parcel of fabulousness!
I was just about to leave the house to go to the Post Office when the Postman knocked on the door delivering my parcel – so naturally I had to stay and open it! I knew it was the leaf swap parcel because Jenny had decorated the outside and all of the individually wrapped gifts inside with pretty leaves. I know I should have photographed it all before unwrapping but I just couldn’t wait! Have a look…
- Big box of scrumpled up packaging and ribbon!
A pretty selection of autumn toned fabrics and ribbons
Beautifully embroidered tree-lined autumn avenue brooch
Ceramic leaf dish
Ceramic leaf dish with chocolate treats
'Autumn leaves begin to fall' incredibly detailed embroidered cushion
The Sock Gardeners are rather keen on this - Hands Off boys!
Exoticly scented candles and perfume sachet, mmmm!
...and a most welcome pair of handmade, cosy, embroidered slippers!
Just look at the lovely detail and colours of the leaves - I love them!
A massive thank you to Jenny for her generosity and such thoughtfully put together gifts. Having seen Jenny’s talents first hand I can thoroughly recommend her handiwork. She has a lovely shop on Folksy, so please do pop over and take a look.
I’d also like to thank Victoria from Giddystuff for coming up with a really enjoyable craft swap. I’ll look out for more in the new year!
Right, I think I can eat the chocolate treats now
Hey Alan! That's mine...