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Saturday, 26 December 2015

My #'thriftygiftswap parcel..

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 Have all the festivities died down a little, yet? I have to admit, my Xmas Day only really begins today due to family commitments. But I thought I'd share some presents with you. As well as running my annual #bloggersecretsanta swap, I took part in Janet's #thrifygiftswap this year, too. I sent my parcel off (failing to take any photos of it before sending) to my recipient, and then a few days later, received this box of goodies from Louisa.

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To be honest, my parcel was pretty much perfect! I felt as though Louisa really hit the nail on the head with things I'd love and she'd clearly done some research. So, what did she send me? 

Well, a jar full of pretty buttons and ribbons to use on future sewing projects. I particularly can't wait to find the perfect project for these amazing owl buttons. 

A mini Christmas cake, some dinosaur socks (perfect as I never have any socks!) and a rather fabulous dinosaur baking notebook, which has plenty of space to note down new recipes. A huge improvement on the way I currently tend to do things, which is writing them on the back of an envelope or a post it note, which then goes missing. 

Louisa also sent me a Ladybird book of Things to Make, and a Cath Kidston soap. I think she did fabulously well with all of my little presents and I really loved taking part in the swap, so thank you to Louisa for my parcel and to Janet for organising, too.

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Did you take part in any swaps this year? 

6 comments:

  1. Looks perfect! I love the buttons and the baking book xx

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  2. What a lovely idea!! I took part in two blogger box swaps this year and really enjoyed it! Hope I will be able to take part in more in the new year!!

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  3. Oh wow, what an ace parcel! And yep, very 'you' too. Thanks for taking part, and for sharing what you got. I love seeing what people are sent!

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  4. Louisa did brilliantly, these are wonderful!!!Xx

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  5. Hi there thank you very much for the lively gifts you sent me.I have not written up my post yet ( will soon) but i loved my presents especially the homemade mini ginger bread hearts cookies.How very thoughtful.Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas.:) Sharon ~ Sunshine and Celandines.x

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  6. Yay, so glad you liked them all! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year too! :-) xx

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