Sunday, 2 December 2012

Swapping and space

This was the scene in my kitchen this morning. Ages ago I signed up to take part in Laa Laa's Advent swap. Imagine my delight when this lovely box of goodies turned up from my swap partner PJ of The Snail Garden. I knew it was going to be good by the care that had gone into the wrapping and tagging!

PJ sent me this lovely handmade card which is just fantastic and I've no idea how she did it.
 Yesterday saw the opening of Present 1. My little jammers were very excited about this. They have been intrigued by the whole swap business - sending presents to a stranger. On shopping trips they have made suggestions, along the lines of "You could get this for that lady" - sometimes appropriate, sometimes not!
 So they were thrilled when I unwrapped not one little stocking but two and each with a cute little chocolate Santa and told them I thought they were probably for them.
Today was definitely not for them but me. A mini perfume - lucky me!
Thank you so much PJ if you're reading. I can't wait for tomorrow.
Meanwhile so dry weather has meant I could get better photos of my bags for my etsy shop.
It's a bit depleted now because I had a great time at this little event and had to come home and delete the listings!
Mrs Darling's Festival of Christmas saw two lovely customers trundle off with suitcases and others with cushions and little makes.
 In my garage this week these two rather sorry pushchairs (yes that's what they are) have been undergoing a makeover.
 This one had a complete respray, its original seat cleaned and new ribbon trim.
Finally I shall leave you with a space and tomorrow I shall let you know how it came to be mine, what I'm filling it with and most importantly where it is...


  1. Ooh exciting about the new space, do tell! So pleased you did well at the fair, the V & H was a bit slow.
    Hen x

  2. Very exciting swaps, glad the fair went well and your suitcases have gone to good homes! :)

  3. I have a lovely advent swap parcel too! I love the pushchair, and want to know about the space! Hope you tell us soon ...

    Claire xxx

  4. Glad you had a great time at Upwey, I'm so sad that I had to work so couldn't come and say hi in the flesh! Looking forward to hearing all about your new space xx

  5. What lovely swap presents.
    Like you I can't wait to see what I'm going to open every morning!

  6. lovely advent parcels- so beautiful wrapped!!!!
    i do love this advent swap idea its so exciting...i was like a kid in sweet shop- i had laalaa as my swap partner one year. love your makeovers and wonderful fabric bags- that space looks very exciting???? x

  7. What lovely gifts! Those pushchairs are great :) x

  8. Hi Ellie I'm glad that you and you girls are enjoying the swap. Thank you for my lovely gifts. Good luck with your new space. Best wishes, Pj x

  9. Love those vintage pushchairs!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  10. I adore that vintage pushchair with it's pretty yellow seat, is it for sale and if so at what price please? It would be ideal for the 1940's weekend, Lucey xx

  11. I love the advent swap idea! It's so lovely. And your restored pushchairs look fabulous. x


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