Last month I signed up for my first ever craft swap over at Hannah's blog - Dainty and Ivory. The theme was SPRING and you can read all about what I sent to Rhiannon over at The Sparkly Panda either on my blog or on Rhiannon's, or even both!
Anywho today I received my swap from Hannah - and ohmygosh I was and still am so overwhelmed! Let me take you through the steps of the gorgeousness of my gifts - I can assure you taking pictures was difficult as I was so excited.
I removed the parcel paper to reveal a neat little box and a card taped to the lid. Inside the box were 4 beautifully wrapped gifts each with a thoughtful little note as to the story behind the items inside - such a wonderful touch and it was so obvious a lot of thought went into this.
LOOK AT THAT! LOOK!
First I opened the card (first picture) which had a lovely note from Hannah revealing that she was in fact my craft swap partner (though technically we weren't 'partnered' - read more here at Hannah's blog about the swap and what she sent/received).
Next came the flower design dream catcher (first picture) - this is going to make a wonderful addition to my room and was very expertly made.
Then the ladybird (third picture) - the note from Hannah said "...this one is a first attempt and so not 100% perfect" but I disagree - I wouldn't change it at all.
After that the Butterfree embroidery hoop (second picture). Need I say more? Hannah can't know this but the first thing I EVER made EVER was a Butterfree softie with my mum from a pair of tights and calico for the wings. Plus anything and everything Pokemon is amazing. Its just amazing. Amazing.
And finally - the crochet bag (first picture). Game of Thrones and crochet gloriousness. Just - spot - on.
I can't say enough how inspired I am by all this and have filled the bag already with my crochet materials for making my Totoro phone case. Next month's theme is GEEK and I am in my element with ideas already! Sign up is open until the 16th May so if you are interested instructions on signing up are here - if you are on the fence about signing up I would say go for it!
And thank you so much Hannah, not just for my swap but also for organising this!! Can't wait for next month!
NOTE a brief apology to #BEDM participants - I am sorry that I haven't been adhering to the prompts at all but they are all very lifestyle themed and my blog being craft driven with a geeky twist I can't follow the prompts. That being said I am still taking part and hope you are enjoying my posts!