It's vacation time!!!
I'm always planning to write more often. This time I have been ill, still am actually. Last week I couldn't bring a thing to a good end. Only talking on the phone and little trips with friends went well ;-). According to my husband I was suffering from de-swaptitus, and he might be right. But in the end it seemed like a prelude to the flu (or something like that). Last Friday all my muscles hurt, I coughed like someone who is smoking two packages of heavy 'Van Nelle' a day and I had a terrible headache. This was too much, I just had to stay in bed, cancel the appointments for this weekend and see if I can get better as soon as possible as we are going to Germany for a little winter break tomorrow. That's why I'm writing now, writing about Valentine presents next week...come on...it will be March then!
Next time I will write about tags. I'm going to think about it in Germany (no I don't take the laptop with me, it should be a family vacation, you know).
As I have told you in a previous post, I was hosting a Valentine swap between 92 women. This is what I have received from my partner Maayke:
That beautiful heart was already in my Valentines' day post.
I love this doll! And so does my daughter, but she is definitely mine!
This heart shaped box filled with goodies mmmmmmm.
And last but not least, this very lovely tea-cosy. I didn't have one, and it looks so good in my kitchen. Thanks Maayke!!
And this is what I made her:
A little children's sewing box. I have found the lovely picture here. It was my intention to make one that could have belonged to one of us back in the sixties. A kind of replica, only there is no original.
It was filled with all kind of pink little treasures, as pink is Maayke's favourite color.
As I was hosting this swap, I felt more than responsible that everybody was having a good time. For someone who was going to hospital and couldn't join I made this hospital surviving package:
the box was filled with soap, shampoo and that kind of things:
For another lady who was without a partner due to circumstances I have made a portfolio;
The little packages with angels are (Belgium) chocolates.
Of course some blank letters and envelopes inside:
And a very thin heart, filled with lavender, to give its aroma to the letters, but I guess you can imagine that.
For Elizabeth who was having a harsh time I made a heart to keep her little brooches:
And some other little goodies.
It seems now that I was hobbying all week, and that was true! I had the time of my life! And on top of this, it didn't go unrewarded.
Look what Elizabeth send me back, though it really wasn't necessary, I was so happy with this package, the beautiful art-journal, the pink glitter with E stamped in wax on top. The so over the top that's me clasp! Need I go on? Actually I cannot, I'm feeling terrible...cough, cough!!
I have showed you the heart Natasha made me in my Valentines post, well here is the content:
I cannot mention each and every goodie! It's far too much; fabric, ribbons, tea, candy, scraps, antique cards with violets...it really is too much!
And this is what I received from Carla, who has just started her internet shop 'Buttons and Bows:
It doesn't only look good, it smells good too, it is filled with lavender and it's so sweet!
Sorry, but I'm too tired to post pictures of the lovely soap I received from Gepke (you can visit her webshop too) and the violet table napkins I received from Leni, just for hosting the swap.
It was the best Valentines'day of my life!
See you in March! Don't forget to leave a comment to enter the February give away!