I really love swaps. I don't join in very often (usually because I miss the boat!), but when I do, I'm always so glad. A new reader of Our Yellow House, when I read her idea for a February Cheer swap, especially one full of handmade/thrifted type goodies, I knew I was in. Above is the wonderful basket that arrived from my (blogless) buddy - a knit cloth, a homemade CD of lovely, peaceful piano music, a book to read, lotion & soap to enjoy... such pampering. It was lovely, and a great day brightener for a tired, sick mama.
This is the package that I sent to my buddy:
A thrifted book, some yarn in her favourite colours, a packet of soothing teas, and my own little experiment in sewing. I have put together something like this a few times now, and I've quite enjoyed making these little sets up - a tissue holder, key chain, coffee cup sleeve, and a little bag. Not everyone, I know, has the same need for things to match as I do, but still - what a nice, organized feeling to open your purse and see these bits!
We're all (relatively) healthy now, which is good because I've been working almost non-stop! I'm starting to feel a bit burnt out, but I've been sneaking in some crafting at every available minute, and look forward to showing you... soon. Really soon.