Sunday, 5 August 2012

Jar of love swap

Katie over at booty-full things organised a swap and I was partnered with Lexie over at pieces of wonderful. Above is the beautiful, hand decorated, jar that I received full to the brim of goodies. Would you like to see what I got?

Lexie really knew me well, there were some ice cream buttons and som reindeer ones too - 2 of my favourite things! There was also some hand picked lavender from Lexies garden and some shells from her recent trip to the beach (they are already in my jar of special shells!) Some beautiful material and some beads. Then strangely, we both sent very similar things, a handmade heart, a handmade keyring, lip balm and a cookie cutter!

Here are the buttons all lined up - don't they look great!

The jar was decorated with flowers and everything smelt of lavender!

The heart is already hanging up in my craft corner.

The jar is also sat over in the craft corner - it will come in really useful and looks wonderful. Thank you so much Lexie, everything is amazing!

Here is what I sent.

It took me a few attempts to get everything to fit in the jar!

I sent a few chocolate items, a little note book, some ribbion and a little china cup (Lexie has a growing collection of vintage china, this was from a hotel range!)

A cookie cutter, lip balm, washi tape and a handmade bird.

Handmade button earrings, heart, keyring and crochet.

A handmade hair clip, brooch, magnets, craft punch, tape measure and a playmobil figure (everyone needs one!)

Lexie used to live in Cheltenham (where I live) and worked at the library. I thought it would be nice to include something from there for her. I went in at had a look through there for sale section, but you couldn't tell any of the books came from cheltenham library as the paper stamp area had been taken out of the front. So I asked one of the librarians if they had any ready for sale that they hadn't taken that bit out of it - she went away and came back with a book (a really random one) so I also sent this - it turns out the dates it was stamped were from the times Lexie worked at the library!


  1. Wow, you really put a lot of thought and love into your swap - I bet Lexie was so pleased!

    Love what you received too, such a pretty jar and I do love shells :)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  2. All you lovely gals really know how to SWAP! wow what a treasure chest of love.....♥Debi

  3. What lovely things you received from Lexie, those ice cream buttons are gorgeous. How an earth did you fit so much in her jar, it must be a tardis?
    Ali x

  4. Aww Faye, I'm so pleased you liked everything and especially the personal bits..I wanted to get things that suited you! I loved my jar and it is now full of my different washi tapes on my craft dresser. So handy! It's lovely to see the pictures, I forgot to take any before I sent it!!

    I am going to quiz my lovely library friends and see if any of them remember a girl asking for a sale book with the label still in it lol..

    Lots of love,

    Lexie x

    1. I love it all!! It must be quite a strange request! xx

  5. Faye you really are a darling child! I love this.