I am ready to share my amazing swap package! All the items are crafted in the perfect color scheme, so my partner has excellent cyber-stalking skills---though, she got everything so right, I am not fully convinced she did not drive halfway across the country and peak into my windows. Lol! My partner and I agreed to extra crafting for each other.
Let me say in advance I am no photographer, so these photos do not portray how beautiful the items are.
Here is how everything looked right out of the shipping box:
I will start with the hand crafted items:
Two red and aqua patchwork baskets. I have recently become obsessed with the red and aqua color scheme and have been thinking of this scheme for the guest room, and these baskets are a great inspirational jumping off point! Plus, she worked in polka dots, a favorite of mine!
Two soy candles, made in Mikasa "coventry" teacups---with the most delicate handles little handles. I would love to drink my tea out of these teacups, if I ever work up the courage to burn the candles.
A crochet project bag, which I have desperately wanted. This bag looks and functions exactly the way I wanted it to. I love the drawstring! I received this today and then got to use it this evening at a broomstick lace class I attended. This bag holds an amazing amount---tonight I had two skeins of yarn, my crochet needle pouch, a notebook, keys, phone, and there was still room to purchase two more skeins of yarn at the class and tote them home.
Here is a view from the front.
Here is a view from the side (the mustard color paisley fabric is beautiful---paisley print, another favorite).
A Spring-themed table runner, which I also had at the very top of my wishlist. This one is reversible, so it will be getting a lot of use. Here it is folded over so you can see what both fabrics are.
One side has a chevron print in Spring colors (my love of chevron print fabrics runs so deep, my partner told me it actually rubbed off on her during the swap
). My ceramic Easter bunnies like how they look sitting on this table runner. See the pink pom pom trim? It is such a cute embellishment.
The very sophisticated floral print side of the table runner. I admitted to having a slight obsession with linen and the background of this fabric is a cream linen. I am already building a Mother's Day brunch tablescape around this runner. What beautiful, soft colors!
A granny square style crochet pincushion from my wish list, though this one looks like a cupcake and is much cuter than any of the ones I pinned. Also, some tiny little knitted eggs---love that these can be re-used over and over.
Here is the underside of the pincushion:
A different angle on the front of the pincushion:
Probably the sweetest thing in the history of swapping----two bandanna bibs for my best friend, who just delivered her twin girls six weeks early. This was above and beyond thoughtful! The bibs are made of pink floral flannel on the front and have brown fleece on the back. The card my partner sent is standing in the background and if you look very closely, you can see a chevron print bunny in the very center!!!!
Now, for some extras!
A "Welcome" sign that is already hanging up outside. My house is painted yellow, so this is a perfect match. I listed vintage Easter as something I liked and I was so happy to receive something in that theme.
A polka dot tin and an egg-shaped box with a vintage Easter scene. These had candy inside!
A handkerchief that is lovely and very special, and a pack of cute tissues (which is handy, since I don't know whether I can bring myself to use the handkerchief, as it is one of the more beautiful ones in my collection)
Thank you, sarahelise, for making my first swap so special---you were a wonderful partner. I can feel the time, attention, and thought you put into every item. This is the best Spring ever!!!