Sunday, 26 June 2011

Midsummer's Night Dreaming!

Good morning all,  hope your weekend is off to a good start.  Mine has now started - I was up at 6 marking coursework, which is now done yay!!!!!  So now in weekend mode at long last.

Well folks, as you know my good friend Sue and I organised a swap based on the theme of a Midsummer Night's Dream.  I was paired up with the lovely Rae.  It was her first ever swap and my goodness, did she make a terrific job of it!!!!

First to pop out of my parcel was this lovely little lady - so beautifully made and absolutely sweet!

Then gorgeous crafty things, ribbon, threads and yarn - all will be put to excellent use I can assure you...

Lovely candle in a votive holder and fabric - just ideal therapy for beyond-stressed teachers...

Chocolate and a pretty card (the card will last longer than the chocolate methinks....)

Just look at this lovely pin cushion in the mini bonne mama jar - I think this teacher will use that idea...just sharing best practice dont you know (aka nicking good ideas)

And get ready to gasp....

Needle felting par excellence - a gorgeous necklace all for me!  In some of my fave colours!!

Rae, you have spoiled me so much - you have sent things I love in the colours I love!

Thank you so very very much - and for those of you paired up with Rae in the future you sure are in for a treat!

I had a lovely midsummer's night at Sue's house where we celebrated the 22nd birthday of her eldest - can he really be that age already?  Seems only a year or two ago since I was holding a tiny little bundle in my arms, scared to move in case I woke him up!  It was a lot of fun (we laughed until we cried) with yummy food (Sue is the most terrific cook) so a great time was had by all.

Have  a lovely day, whatever it is you get up to!



  1. Lovely swap things.
    Happy birthday to your eldest
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. I am so glad you like your goodies, I loved everything you sent me too. I really enjoyed my first ever swap and will be blaming you entirely for my new-found addiction!

  3. Hello swap partner,

    Glad to have discovered your blog. I've sent you an e-mail with my details. Can you let me know your's too.

    Have a lovely sunny week.

    Leah :) x

  4. Wonderful swap gifts, so pretty!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  5. You have been spoilt :) I can't wait to see them for real tonight!
    I can't believe I have a 22 year either.... where did that time disappear to? I loved you coming to visit as he stayed so quiet when you did.....
    Sue Xxx


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