Colour Swap

It was a fabulous mail week for me, last week. I ordered a few things during the Click Frenzy sale and my lovely parcels arrived only days after ordering.

I also received a big box. It had no name, but a postal address from Victoria. Oooh the excitement! I contained myself and managed to wait until I got home to open it. I knew this was my parcel from my “Colour Swap” partner.

My chosen colour was AQUA and I was not disappointed.

I opened the box to discover these lovely wrapped parcels, with gorgeous aqua ribbons.

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Plus, a mysterious envelope telling me to open my goodies first, leaving the envelope to the end. Absolutely no problem with that request. I was onto it!

First parcel I opened was the “Something for you” parcel and I discovered this absolutely beautiful bag. It’s made with some of my all time favourite fabrics.

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The sweet stitched pockets made me smile. Crochet flowers and embellishments made this bag, extra special and I will save it to use on sewing group days.

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Inside of the bag, I found an makeup brush set with mirror. It’s aqua with pink blossoms and birdcages. So feminine and pretty. Perfect to keep in my handbag.

Next up I opened the “Something for Home” parcel. Bunting!! I love bunting and this bunting actually says LOVE.

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There are 2 empty triangles on either end. In the parcel was a tube of aqua paint which I later discovered is for stamping my children’s hand prints on the 2 end triangles. Isn’t that gorgeous! Such a happy and thoughtful gift. My swap partner certainly knew a lot about me. I was itching to open the envelope, but forced myself to open the parcels – such a hardship… NOT!

“Something to Eat” was lollipops which I’ve shared with my kids and aqua sugared almonds. If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you may know that sugar almonds have some significance to me – and I even made a quilt, called Sugared Almonds.

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“Something to Smell” is this beautifully scented blue candle. I absolutely love candles.

So many lovely goodies for me. I felt so lucky.

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Finally I opened the card and discovered that my secret swap partner was one of the loveliest and most generous bloggers I know. It was Melody from The House on the Side of the Hill.

Melody, thank you. I absolutely love everything. The bunting is hanging above the television in the living room and I can’t wait to attend the next sewing group to show off my new bag.

Also, a big thanks to Cheryll of Gone Stitchin’ for organising this swap. I cannot wait until the next one.

If you're interested in joining Cheryll's next swap, it will be a Christmas in July swap. Yay!!

For more details, just click here


  1. wow Anorina what a wonderful parcel you have received and you are so right about Mel ,she is such a lovely lady and she has spoilt you,these swaps are so much fun and i love what you sent also,you will love the xmas swaps they are so much fun too.xx

  2. So happy for you:) I am loving your new goodies and thinking I should start swappping again:)

  3. Mel has put together a lovely parcel for you. Isn't the bag just gorgeous! She is such a generous lady. Enjoy all your gifts.

  4. What a lovely parcel off aqua goodies.....

  5. Beautiful and thoughtful aqua goodies

  6. Wow! What a lovely parcel! So you!


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