Thursday, 7 May 2009

Excitement in the post

The postman has delivered two fantastic parcels for me this week.

The first one was from bagladee and was a prize from joining in her giveaway. It's a gorgeous felt dragonfly and I love it. I'm trying to think of how I can use it to give it justice but at the moment I'm coming up blank - it is just so beautiful.

The second parcel came from Silkie Sue and was from her Pay it Forward. It is a truly wonderful framed watercolour. She is so talented and I can't wait till I decorate Cara's room in the summer as I may see if she can possibly do some custom paintings for us.

Mary over at Still Waters is the only person so far to sign up for my Pay it Forward which means there are 2 spots left. All you need to do is leave a comment and then sit back and wait to receive something I have hand made. You then pay it forward, by doing the same thing - sending something you've hand made to 3 other people.

All of the talk of exciting post has inspired me. I've signed up for Rachel's Seaside theme swap. At first, I was a little nervous - what could I make that had a seaside theme? However, I put my thinking cap on and have a list. I can't wait to get my partner so I can see what I think they would like most. It's my first ever swap and I can't wait to get started on it (although as always, I'm nervous that the person won't like what I send them!)

The second thing I signed up for is Cara and it sounds fantastic. I think with all the modern technology we have, snail mail is a very rare thing. I remember as a child I had about 15 pen friends from all over the world and I used to love coming home from school and finding a letter waiting for me. Christie at Pigeon Pair is hosting a Kid's Mail Swap for children aged 2-12 years. You will receive 5 children that your child then sends mail to - a letter, a postcard, a drawing. How brilliant will that be?


  1. I love the Pay it Forward idea (my favourite film) - I'd love to fill one of your vacant spots if I may, Viv

  2. Yay, another player - how exciting! Viv, do you want to drop me an e-mail with your address in it, and I'll pop your PIF in the post?