Thursday, March 11, 2010

Folksy Swap Shop!

Today was a day designated to yet more college paperwork to go with my City and Guilds textile courses. I know that it is vital to show my designs and inspirations but I'm starting to get a bit bored of it now that the end of the course is in sight! I want to be in control of what I'm making now and running with my own creativity. Whilst I was entering the dangerous zone of starting to procrastinate the lovely postlady knocked at my door with two parcels!

Whoopee! I love parcels. I opened the first one to be greeted with.....two energy light bulbs my lovely hubby had obviously ordered. Humph. Not for me. I looked at the second parcel, wondering if it was another e-bay item of his or something actually for me (our e-bay account is in my name, so I frequently open 'boring' parcels!).

What a pleasure awaited me upon opening! It was from Marie Finlay who had obviously been given me as her Folksy swap! This was where some of us Folksters took part in swapping our items around for some feedback. Our items had to retail at about £5 and we had to send them by the end of this week.
Here are the contents of my surprise parcel which I am really pleased with. The quality of the item is lovely and the effort put into packaging was lovely too:


  1. that packaging is lovely, is it all printed on? great swap item, think i missed that folksy thread. Next time!

  2. Hello Claire..Its' me!!! 'wintersnow' on folksy. Glad you liked the bracelet.