Last month I wrote a post about half of my woodland#dicraftswap – a monthly craft swap organised by Hannah at Dainty and Ivory – detailing the items that I sent. I wasn’t able to blog about what I received because Charlotte – It started out with a stitch – has unfortunately been quite poorlyand asked if it would be ok if she sent my craft swap closer to my birthday with something a little extra. I was so flattered that she wanted to send me a little birthday gift, its so thoughtful (though not necessary! I was happy to wait!)
Charlotte and I were already friends having spoken to each other through blogging and twitter for a few months prior, and she in fact got me onto the elephant pattern from All About Ami, having made at least a dozen herself! I was really happy that Charlotte ‘got me’ last month as everything I see her make on Instagram, Twitter, and her blog are so brilliant that I knew whatever she made would be perfect.
When I opened my parcel and saw what was inside it was clear that a lot of thought and work went into this, and I‘m just so delighted with what Charlotte sent me! The crochet hook has come out and she made a gorgeous hood, with adorable ears, to keep me warm in the winter months. It’s a perfect size, will fit round my neck/shoulders even with another scarf on (for when it gets REALLY cold) and keeps my head warm but doesn’t rely on my hair being down as a hat would. And it is so full of character, and really sophisticated considering it looks to be modelled on a mouse or other cute woodland creature! Charlotte said she had seen this on my Pinterest (see my excellent crochet/knitted hats board) and it was the absolute perfect thing to make, as I really wanted one but can’t justify making one for myself.
|quick pre-work selfie to show you how it looks on!|
She also included a lovely note about how she likes to read my blog (and I do yours too!!) and sent me a foxy notebook (for blog posts and pattern ideas) and a foxy mug (for all those hot drinks one requires while pondering). There was also a birthday card and a crocheted cupcake pin cushion which are some birthday gifts (another year older on Monday just gone) and I love the smile on the cupcake pin cushion.
Later this month I will be blogging about the Christmas #dicraftswap – I need to get my skates on and get on with it, along with 4 orders and a pile of Christmas presents….*deep breaths*