Thursday, 8 September 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

... okay, if you want to be pedantic apparently it is an estuary, but to me it is the sea, it smells like the sea and has seagulls and a pier plus I can see Wales across the other side of the water, and Wales is a whole other country, so really, it's almost an ocean isn't it?

Sorry, I digressed a little there. Recently I've been involved in the Seaside Swap hosted by KC's Court and I was paired up with the lovey Shirl over on the east coast, the opposite side of the country to me

Look at the scrummy pretty things she sent me, all beautifully wrapped in lush blue tissue paperwith real ribbon,which naturally immediately went in to my ribbon stash!

A nautical photo frame (destined for my shower room), a Clacton tea towel (which looks just perfect in my little kitchen), a stick of rock, some fishy stickers and a sea shell (which of course I put straight to my ear, and yes, I can hear the sea in it)

In between massages and swotting I did manage to get a bit of crafting done recently; just enough to fill Shirl's parcel...

I made a pair of lavender bags and appliqued a cushion cover using my seaside material, customised a plain notebook with a Weston Super Mare poster, made a little mermaid appliqued purse and of course I had to get a little bit of felting in there didn't i?! I made a pin cushion by filling a tiny tin bucket with sand coloured felt. Oh, and a stick of rock of course!

Thank you for being a great swap partner Shirl!

I'm signed up for a couple of Christmase swaps and the FRIENDS swap too, so I'd better get busy again. Are you swapping too?

1 comment :

  1. I do wish I had spotted this swap - just my sort of thing!