“friends” swap

I recently joined in on a crafty swap hosted by Khris – where we were to gift our swap partner 7 gifts using the letters F-R-I-E-N-D-S. It was fun to get to know my swap partner Rhonda via emails and visiting her blog. We both received our packages from each other today.

And this is the fun stuff I received!!

Such fun bright colors

Fun Fabric, air Freshener and Flower magnet

Red hearts & Rolo candies

Ink gel pen in teal – lovely

Engraved art kits of puffins and turtles – these will be fun to try ( a new something to learn- yeah!!) and some chocolate covered orange jelly belly beans – yum!

Notepad, calender and “m” note cube – all oceany – love them!

Dishcloth – lovely hand crocheted in my favorite colors!

Starfish dishcloth and little Seashell vase – again hand crocheted – Thank you!!

I had to take a picture of all the tissue paper piled up after I unwrapped my goodies – what a colorful pile!

THANK YOU RHONDA for all the lovely gifts – I will enjoy them very much!! And thanks Khris for hosting this fun swap!!

Here is a picture of the items I sent to her.

(F)iber-handspun yarn, (R)ose pins, l(I)ghthouse fabric, y(E)s to cucumber facial wipes, (N)est-bird nest charm, (D)ark chocolate, (S)oap-yummy smelling and an extra- mini munchkin friend


shooting fire extinguishers is fun

family fun at the gun range

large fire extinguisher goes poof

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a birthday gift

What do you get, when you take a pretty container (that you get from your Grandma #1)?

Add some pretty glass pebbles…

Some potting soil and a few little plants…

A little moss and a few rocks…

You get a birthday gift for my sister-in-law ~ Happy Birthday Autumn~ We love you!!

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a friend’s bridal shower

Saturday morning I went to a friend’s bridal shower. It was in the beautiful yard of another friend’s house. Many laughs, yummy food and many lovely gifts were given to the beautiful bride to be…

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yearning for the ocean

I’ve had a yearning for the ocean lately

so I looked back through my pictures and will share some from last summer

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pay it forward ~ handmade

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I found this via Nome’s Brag-a-long and it looks like fun…

Would you like to play along?

Here are the rules:

1.  I will send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this post. The gift will be handmade by me.  It will be sent sometime in the next 365 days. It will be a surprise.  We all love getting surprises in the mail, right?

2. To sign up and receive a gift, you must play along, too. Pay it Forward on your blog, by promising to make a surprise for the first three people who comment on the post.

3. You must have a blog. (That is updated, as I will blog stalk you to find the right gifty for you)

4. After commenting here, you must repost this or something similar to your blog in 48 hours.  If not, I will chose the next person who comments…


Would you like to play?  It seems like an awful lot of fun! I know I would enjoy getting 3 surprises in the mail over the next year…
Once I have the first three comments, I will notify you via email for an address, so please have a way for me to reach you…

Let’s Pay It Forward with a Handmade!!!!