Thursday, 5 March 2009

Mug Swap- Sent!

Since my swap package is safely in the post and on its way to its recipient I thought there would be no harm in posting some photos. I cant say who I sent it to as it will spoil the surprise for her. Once I know she has it I will let you all know who.....

Included in the swap package was a Mug (of course) (and no I did not post myself!!), card (which is also a brooch), 2 little packages, some biccies and tea.

I love taking the time to wrap things fav is Christmas time when I get to wrap lots of presents.

The Mug that I swapped was a paint your own mug kit that I received from my parents for Christmas, so I thought it would be perfect if I designed and painted it myself. I hope my swap partner doesn't mind my amateur 'pot' painting skills ;) I didn't really have a design in mind, I just started painting to see where it would take me. Which was quite therapeutic and enjoyed the few hours it took me to paint.

Inside the swap package I added, some pieces of bright vibrant fabric, felt, ribbon, buttons and lots of sequins. And of course what use is a mug if you don't have tea and biscuits to hand!?!? I am a massive fan of Oreo's and since they've only been in the UK for a while I thought I'd pop a pack in :)

Last of all I had to include a handmade item, so I made a felt brooch that matches the design on the front of the mug. Then thought it would look fab on the front of a card. So I pinned it to some card and wrote a little note inside to say Hi.


  1. Fantastic! I bet whoever recieves this is one lucky person! I am sure they will not mind that you designed the mug makes it all the more unique. I hope you signed the bottom with your signature so that the Antiques Roadshow can trace it back to you in years to come! lol x

  2. love the handmade felt button. I have been wanting to try my hand at some swaps but get confused and dont know where to start...

  3. What a lovely package! I'm sure your partner will be thrilled to receive all those goodies!

  4. Having been on the receiving end of an Emma parcel, I know your swapee is going to be really pleased with her parcel. x

  5. What a nice surprise!

  6. Lvely swap parcel, I'm sure X will be thrilled!

  7. I'd love to receive that! What fun!

  8. Oooooh, I felt like a witness protection person then when Jenny called me X!
    My parcel arrived on Friday and has made a wonderful start to my weekend.
    Thanks so much!!

  9. wow what a lucky swap partner you have! Your mug turned out great and the matching brooch is lovely.
    : )


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