Saturday, August 1, 2009

swappy goodness all the way from the UK

i wish i had a video of my girls opening up our FRIENDS swap parcel from the lovely beki from the ramblings of an everyday mummy. beki and i decided to make the parcel more for the children which really was just so much fun! as all good bloggers do, i took lots of photos. and like all good children of a blogger my girls had to wait while i took photos of everything!! they really were patient and we were a little bit late for school :)i found the parcel the night before with this big sticker on the front, good news nothing was taken out :) i had a quick peek inside then i closed it up until the morning.
the squeals of excitement were wonderful and beki seemed to choose the most perfect things for each of the girls but you should have heard the ooohhss and the aahhhss over the hand made items beki made for me!! oh such talent, so different to anything i could make but so much to love about it.
presents all lined up... each parcel was labeled with the letter of friends and a theme for that letter. not sure why this has turned?? we have already used the tea set with our pumpkin scones today... so cute and perfect for my book loving, tea drinking mischief maker. lili couldn't contain her excitement and has begun the stitchery already :) (just like her mother) this little fella is for the whole family and is with our other special softies. the cards were so pretty too!
as you can imagine there isn't much left of this now onto my goodies. we had decided to include one present for each other and here is my divine lot. a gorgeous hand towel that says 'eat dessert first' a gorgeous magnet, a hand made button heart (really really great) a hand made gift tag which i just adore and think that beki should sell them at markets, a hand made wall hanging that is beyond words, paisley designed cup cake cases and a white chocolate flower (which i haven't eaten yet). i will give you a better look at the hand mades. all mine!! it has turned again, not sure why it does that sometimes. anyhow this is the button heart art, i just love it.
this bit of wonderful is the other side of my gift tag. the photo doesn't do it justice, it really is lovely. it also reminds me that beki has angel babies watching over her and her family. and this wall hanging is so pretty, i just love it. very clever how she has used different mediums but they all mesh so well with the overall theme...how unique and artistic and clever. the more i look at it the more i fall in love with it. here it is on display, i have since moved it from that spot into my 'studyio' where i can see it right now :)
there you have it parcel goodness for the bonser girls. thank you beki for your generosity and sharing some of your special creations with me!
hope you are all having a great weekend.
mmwwaahhh rosey

4 comments:

becky said...

Oh such nice things for all of you.I especially love the hanging thing for the wall.Very nice!I bet the girls felt like it was christmas morning haha.

bekimarie said...

Look at those little faces waiting so patiently, I just want to squdge their little cheeks and smother them with kisses.
So pleased you like everything, we had real fun putting it together for you.
Love and ((hugs))
Beki xxx

p.s do your parcels always get opened?

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Gorgeous goodies!
I LOVE SWAPS!
Been a age since i have been in one...
Your kids would've been so excited!
These little things are what make being a kid so fun...And Mum too!

Kerryanne English said...

No doubt about it Rosey, they are brilliant swap goodies. No wonder all the Bonser girls are smiling.
hugs ~ Kerryanne