Monday, 24 May 2010

Swap Goodies Received!!

Well what can I say except 'Wow'!

The biggest parcel was waiting for me when I got home from work just now. It was my 'Good Enough To Eat' swap goodies from Caroline over at her blog MaryAnnLucy. Here are the contents of the box:

I was absoloutely bowled over by all the little parcels wrapped in red tissue paper with gold cake stickers on them, some were even finished with cute blue gingham ribbon. I quickly got to work opening all the parcels, it was better than Christmas I must say. As I was opening the packages I realised there was a distinct theme occuring - edible and non-edible!

The edible pile included lots of yummy jelly sweets, different types of chocolate and waffles. Mmmm. Needless to say I already feel sick as I have consumed both the waffles and the raspberry chocolate liquorice whilst writing this post!! I think I'll keep a little of the chocolate for myself and divvy the rest out between Mr. G and the kids, that should keep 'em sweet!

Now the non-edible pile contained a feast of yumminess! A lovely cupcake pincushion made from Amy Butler fabric, (which has saved me a job as I was going to make a new pincushion this week!), a cute strawberry reuseable bag, (which has given me an idea for another swap!), some gorgeous gorgeous aple buttons, some bath bombs, a cherry flavoured 'Jelly Bean' lip balm - I've been wanting to try these for a while now, I hope it really does taste like a jelly bean, some fairtrade tea bags, a very cute mini cake stand and finally a lovely book called 'The Ritz London Book of Afternoon Tea'. Wow, what a scoop!

I've really enjoyed this swap and I will show you pictures of what I sent Caroline when she lets me know that she has opened the package, I'd hate to spoil it for her! I do hope Caroline and I stay in touch as it's been fun getting to know her over the last few weeks.

Now all I have to do is complete the hand-made element of my 'Fabric Addict' swap and I can get that posted too, hopefully tomorrow! My apron will be posted by the end of the week too for the 'Great Apron Swap 2010'. Hooray!
Edited:: I've included a couple more pictures of the lovely cupcake pincushion as I don't think my original photo's showed it well enough and it truly is lovely! As was the whole parcel - thanks again MaryAnnLucy!


  1. @Lynne
    Tell me about it Lynne! I just love getting parcels in the post!! HaHa!!

  2. What a fantastic package........I'm beginning to see the attraction of swaps! Juliex

  3. What lovely goodies you got from Maryannlucy.
    Lovely sweeties and that pin cushion is beautiful.
    Have a lovely week.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  4. @Julie Rutter
    Hi Julie! Swaps are very exciting I must say and I love making stuff to gift to people so foe me its a winner all round! There's still time to join the strawberry swap and the boudoir swaps - check out my side bar for the links!! J xx

  5. @Sophie - Chez Sophie
    Hi Sophie! Hope you're enjoying the sunshine! The sweeties have gone down a treat and the pin cushion is great isn't it? My gifts will be showcased on Weds evening over on MaryAnnLucy's blog!! Speak Soon, J xx

  6. Gosh what a huge pile of gifts, lucky you, love the pin cushion.
    Em xx

  7. @Emma
    Hi Em, yes it was a real treat and the pincushion is cute! Thanks again for organising the swap it was great. Justine xx

  8. aww, lucky you. who doesn't love receiving packages. It's like Christmas ... and then some. :)

  9. what a bumper crop of swap goodies. Love it. ps I've posted up the swap partners for the strawberry swap. xx Pixie xx

  10. @Pixiedust

    How exciting! I'm coming over now to find out who I'm partnered with! Justine xx

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