Friday, 5 April 2013


Back in the depths of winter I spotted a swap, an Easter/ Spring swap organised by Joy at Daisy Row
The idea was to fill an ice cream tub with things related to Easter or Spring, wrap it up in a piece of fabric and tie with ribbon.  Post this to your swap partner and wait for the postman to bring you your surprise.
I was matched up with Kat at Kat a pillar

Spent a while thinking about what I could put in, then went off on my holidays and when I got back was a bit busy, so didn't get it posted until just before Easter, thankfully Kat was only a few days ahead of me, so our parcels arrived at almost the same time!  
This is my one all tied up.

And here is what I sent some Egg decorations, craft supplies, spring flower tissues, flower seeds, a candle (called spring rain, I couldn't find one called spring snow!!)  a chocolate bunny and a packet of Haribo (I think that these are someones favourite!)
 I opened a brown paper wrapped parcel and found a tub wrapped in this bright fabric with a beautiful ribbon tying it up
 And inside that was a decorated tub, painted green with stickers on the top
And inside that was a lovely  little book with quotes in it
A wooden bookmark, very pretty pink with a butterfly and dangly bit!
 I think Kat had sussed out that I am a gardener as next was this garden thermometer.  Need to find a good place to hang it up.
then this little gnome, with a big smile.  I think I will find a spot for him at the allotment.
And no swap is complete without chocolate and as an Easter swap what better than a bag of Mini Eggs.  mmmmm...  my favourite!
Here it is all together
 My very big thanks to Joy for organising this and to Kat for the lovely gifts



greenthumb said...

That's a great idea, you ot some lovely things.

joy said...

Thanks for participating, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it,
Joy xx

A Normandy kitchen said...

Hello Lizzy,
Nice idea and a lovely change from the bills! We can't wait to get planting in the garden (snow yesterday!!).
Have a good weekend!