Saturday, 11 February 2012

Love is in the air...

I signed up for the Valentine Swap over at And Sew we Craft... we were given our swap partner's details and made a handcrafted item to send them

My parcel arrived a bit early back in January, from Sherry which was lovely for me as I had been feeling under the weather so it really cheered me up to get a surprise

Wrapped in pretty tissue paper was a beautiful handmade shabby chic cream heart with an angel inside

I have a screw in the wall above the inglenook in my bedroom that I have been itching to hang something from, but all my pictures are too big, but this heart is perfect up there and I am going to keep dried flowers in there... I only have a rose so far, but I think it will look great with lavender as well

We didn't swap with the person who gave us our treat, and we were only given first name and address details... it was all deliciously secret! So I don't know who has got what I made, but I do hope they like it...


  1. Lucky you, what a lovely gift to receive! Love your swap heart too x

  2. You do get such pleasure from these lovely swops and I think it is a really good idea.
    The heart is beautiful.
    I'm sure the person who received your things would be very pleased.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  3. I'm so glad you liked the heart Rae and it does looks good hanging up there.

    I love what you made for your swap partner too - she's sure to be over the moon with them, I know I would be :)

  4. Beautiful little hearts! These swaps are such lovely ideas!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Just popping by to let you know I have awarded you the 'Versatile Blogger Award' - hope you like it, details on my blog x

  6. hi- just read your comment on Annie felt fairies blog and poped over to say that I have a Sad light.
    This is the 2nd winter that I've used it- I keep it next to the computer and have it on in the morning for an hour whilst I'm working- and it does seem to do the trick...last year more so than this year I think.
    Good luck!

  7. Hello Rae. Ive just seen we're partner's in Jewel's afternoon tea swap! Excited to be your 50th follower too! Love Katie xx

  8. What a lovely gift to receive! And the one you sent is adorable! I always want to participate in the swaps.. but I just know I will never get anything out on time.. (remember your book purse..?!) Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  9. Hi Rae! I have just awarded you the liebster blog award on my blog! xxx

  10. This is, perhaps, my most slow-pokey week yet. My apologies for taking so long to get over here from “A Little Birdie Told Me..” to enjoy your post. It’s important to me to visit and really give my full attention to all the links, but as the party grows it’s taking more and more time. Thank you so much for bearing with me, and for continuing to share your talent at Rook No. 17!