Life Swap Package

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After I had organised the sewing surprises swap I had realised I was so focused on making sure everyone else had a partner and knew what they were doing I forgot to include myself in it all…

Tweeting about my silly mistake Leila from the three dresses project http://threedresses.org/ was so sweet and offered to send me a package! I graciously accepted and offered to send her something in return. (As well as receiving packages I also enjoy sending happy mail too.)

We basically did the same formula as the sewing surprises swap but opted to change it to a life package instead of a sewing bases package, random things we think the other would love which we could include anything…..and this is the wonderful package she sent me.

Lots of sewing goodies

Well this is how our friendship started with a love of sewing goodness, I’ve mentioned time and again my love of the friendly sewing community I’ve found myself apart of and being able to participate in swaps like this just makes it even better.

A cute purse from Columbia

I seriously needed a small bag in my life I think I was just in denial but now I have one which will do perfectly for my trip to Ireland in July, I’m on holiday – there’s no need to carry a massive bag full of the crap I usually hump around with me…right?

Red cups

Anyone who follows me on twitter (@sparklysupanova) will know of my serious obsession with all things America! Growing up watching American teen based shows and movies like One Tree Hill I always saw these red cups when they had parties (I never thought about the fact that you have to be 21 to drink in the states but they were getting drunk every other weekend whilst still at school… oh the shame ha ha) I just thought these cups were cool!

White M+M’s

Obviously being obsessed with all things American my love of ‘candy’ is certainly apart of that! So being sent some M+M’s I hadn’t tried before was cool! (I’m obsessed with the peanut butter ones! – seriously you US peeps don’t know how lucky you are ha ha) I’m slowly working my way through the bag.

I loved the package I received and I cant wait to be apart of more swaps! thank you Leila!

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Sewing Surprises!!!

(this isnt my image - ive stolen it from the internet)

(this isn’t my image – ive stolen it from the internet)

Some of my 2013 goals – to send more happy mail, to sew more, to blog more and make more sewing friends…. then ping I had an idea!!!!

Why don’t I organise a little swap group for my fellow sewscialists?

I give you your partner (randomly selected) for the swap, you send your partner an email asking any questions, asking them what they like about sewing, ask what they would love to improve on, something they may like to try in their sewing adventures etc then you go away and create a package to send them which you they think they’d love!

Then on a selected date we all post blogs about our partners and the package of happy they sent to us! (if you don’t have a blog don’t worry if you would like to write about what you receive I’m sure either your given partner or another one of the lovely sewing community would love to have you as a guest blogger! – they seriously are a lovely bunch!)

I think this would allow us to get to know our little community more… make sewing friends and receive beautiful happy mail in the process!!

There are a few things i’ll have to iron out i.e. I know we all live in different countries so postage needs to be investigated, cost is always an issue so I’m very mindful of that! and a few other things I can imagine would throw a spanner in the works!! There will be rules and some kind of structure to the whole thing so hopefully no one gets let down.

Please stay tuned for further info…. Id love to hear your thoughts on my idea!