something about me (as if it wasn't obvious) : i love swaps! I joined a bunch in the past few months and have been meaning to show them off every saturday. i thought i'd share the most recent swap exchange.
Passion over at Crystalline hosted the New Friend Swap (swap plus a pen pal? I'm in!) I got paired up with Nicola at Something I heard today in Scotland. We wrote a paragraph about ourselves & what we liked & had to put together the perfect package based on that. I think Nicola got me fabulously! first off, i loved the heart tissue & gold ribbon.
assorted postcards (my fave), bow headband, bird journal with heart stickers, a necklace made by her boyfriend's mom (which i just love! the piece & the sentiment), a fabulously so me gold purse with a floral change purse inside with sparkly nail polish and-- as Nicola wrote --a wee coin because in Scotland it's bad luck not to include a bit of silver with it. I LOVED everything! her note (in the comic made envelope that also included a bag of Jasmine Blossom Tea) was just as lovely. Thank you Nicola!!! xo
When we initially sent emails, i was going through a pretty tough time. Nicola was so sweet to say that if i needed to bow out of the swap in order to take care of myself first, that she'd completely want that for me instead. I was so touched by her kindness, but insisted that regardless i would send something because i think it's unfair for anyone to join a swap and not follow through.
i think it's funny we both sent each other purses! Nicola mentioned liking stationary & tea so i sent a bundle of my favorites, including my favorite tea (i'm a coffee lover always, but thanks to another swap i was in- this tea has made me a believer that i had to send her some) + fun socks (fun knee high socks are my fave). She mentioned loving zines and reading and she was keen on Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton. The Zine is from one of my favorite artists Julia Kansas, who's work i've purchased. I ordered Nin for her and with every book i send, i leave an enveloped message inside. Mirrored tray because we both love vintage & because she mentioned really loving music, i made her a mixed tape of my favourites.
Nicola, that was so much fun! Thank-you for everything! I can't wait to get to know you more through our letters. xoxo
have you particpated in any swaps lately? speaking of mixed tapes... Bianca is hosting one!