Monday, 14 February 2011

Spread the Bloggy Love Swap

This was the first swap of the new year and was organised by Jackie over at Sew Special Bears, I was partnered with Lucey over at Lemonade Kitty whose blog I already followed but obviously a little more nosiness was needed, purely for research mind!!! So Lucey and I emailed some of our likes and dislikes across the airwaves and I have to say that we have much more likes than dislikes which I personally think is a good thing!!! But what I want to know is how Lucey knew that my new favourite colour is red, as I haven't posted any photos of the new kitchen with it's red accessories yet!!!. Now Lucey was much more organised than me and sent out her parcel nice and early whereas due to illness and general family life I sent Paul out early Saturday morning to post mine off so that it got there in time for today (Phew! thanks Paul and Posties as Lucey emailed earlier to say that it arrived safely).

I waited patiently until the older two were at school and Tompom was engrossed in playdoh to open my parcel...
...and when I did the smell was heavenly!!! I just wish I had a smellivision monitor thingy so that you could smell it too (come on computer buffs we need smellivision monitors!) Now the package radiating this lovely smell contained this fabulous heart


in the sweetest fabric

 and just the right red for my kitchen is also had a handmade label attached made from my favourite Micheal Miller fabric "Springtime in Paris".

I love the "Garden Fresh" button which just happens to be in all time favouritist sage green colour!!!

Lucey I've been smelling my red heart all day but can't work out the scent please can you put me out of my misery???

Now if that wasn't enough red heart gorgeousness there was more to come.....

This super cute Scottie Dog Postcard which is going on show in my workshop with all my other swap goodies and a metal heart cutter with red ribbon which I am going to hang in my new kitchen.

 One of the swap items had to be edible and Lucey sent me this delectable chocolate heart from Betty's which is a shop I think that Lucey has mentioned on her blog before 

which as you can see I polished off whilst enjoying opening the rest of my swap goodies...



 Fully sated I was able to open this next package sealed with a strawberry label

and inside was this Mary Engelbreit notebook, which I had to prise out of Rachel's hands when she got home from school today, I'm keeping this in my kitchen to for shopping lists, ideas and to do lists.
Also a really unique Love Bingo number card which I'm going to frame and hang in the kitchen too, 

and this rubylicious red beaded bracelet

 which I'm looking forward to wearing to add some colour to my colour lacking wardrobe!!!

Lastly here's a snapshot of all my lovely swap goodies together.

Thanks Lucey for being a fabulous and patient "Spread the Bloggy Love" swap partner and thanks to Jackie for organising such a super swap and if you pop over to Jackie's blog I saw earlier that she's already organising a Spring Swap....


  1. Ooh lovely goodies - you lucky girl! Love the red heart!

    Fancy another swap then?!! ;-)) xx

  2. What wonderful gifts.
    cheers shez

  3. Hi Tracy,

    The fragrance in the heart is "roses" scented envelope sachet by greenleaf (I bought it in the gift dept of the garden centre) I just sprinkled some in before stitching up. Thank you for all my gifts I love them, (did you get my second e mail?) Love Lucey xx

  4. Lovely bits and bobs there, this swap was a great one. I love the envelope you sent to Lucey.
    Kandi x

  5. Lovely goodies - the bracelet is very pretty indeed!

  6. Kirsty's book is definitely worth a look even if it's just for the pictures. I got mine from Amazon and it wasn't expensive, considering it's a hard back :) x


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