Thursday, 30 September 2010

Autumn Swap Time

Did you notice in my sidebar I joined in Crafty Helen @ Homes Autumn/Halloween Swap, well I chose Autumn and I was paired with the incredible knitting talent that is ChloƩ.

We had a little email discussion about what we liked and we read each others blog, I spent hours looking through her flickr makes, she really is brilliant.
This is what arrived :

Brown paper packages tied up with string......


...these are a few of my favourite things:



This wonderful book full of clever and unusual knits for little ones, perfect! It is spiral bound which I love in a craft book as it actually stays open and you can use it without creasing it.

how cute is this:
and this is adorable:
a fabulous laptop sleeve, which I have been meaning to make for myself for months now - this is just very me, I love it

The loveliest facecloth hand knitted isn't it amazing, Chloe has linked to the pattern on Ravelry on her blog, it looks far too complicated for me. The body bar just smells amazing I wish I could share it's smell with you, I can't use it I want to keep it like this!
And last but not least the softest, most beautiful wool scarf handmade by Chloe using a design she created herself of falling leaves, isn't it just amazing, I love the detail in it and it's so appropriate for this swap, I will treasure this.
Huge, huge thanks to Chole for such wonderful and well thought out gifts, I hope you like my little offering to you!
Big thanks to Helen for organising this, you lovely clever thing you!
p.s. Weigh in last night, lost another 1.5 lbs - thats 9lb in three weeks, I just need to keep this going..

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

13 comments:

ChloƩ said...

Your basket, nay treasure trove -arrived this morning - I cannot thank you enough I loved everything and it is all so useful. My husband tried to help me take pics but that meant I couldn't pick things up and sniff and squeeze and sigh over how lovely it all was. Thank you very much you are incredibly talented and generous x

CraftyHelen said...

You are very welcome my dear! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the swap. Your parcel of goodies is amazing. Well done with the weight loss too.xx

Alex said...

First of all, woo hoo on the weight loss! You're doing brilliantly!

Secondly, oh my gosh! Look at all that amazing stuff! The scarf is just beautiful. Chloe is so talented.

I'm tracking down a copy of that film right away. I'm very intrigued...

Serenata said...

A lovely swap with some very thoughtful and beautifully made goodies. Off to browse Chloe's blog now to see what you made/sent her!

dinoprincesschar said...

Oh what a lovely idea, and the swaps you received are so lovely - CHloe is clearly very clever! :)
Well done on the weight-loss as well, I'm proud of the fact I seem to have lost 2lbs this week, not rly sure how I'm doing it, but something must be working lol..xx

Vintage Vixen said...

Well done on the weight-loss! Love your parcel, it's beautiful. xxx

Bethany said...

Wow!! I wish I could knit like that...

Amanda said...

Well done, chick! that scarf is to die for...love it! Amanda xxx

Florrie said...

Some really thoughtful lovely goodies in there, you lucky thing.......well done on your weight loss....fantastic!
florrie x

Lucy said...

Beautiful scarf - lucky you! Really must get on with my swap goodies for this one actually...

Well done on the weightloss, and thanks for the trouser snake idea, the cogs are whirring on that one! :) x

Country Girl said...

What a great parcel - must crack on with mine!

WoodbankCrafts said...

What lovely swap goodies, lucky you :) x

clare said...

Woo..what gorgeous goodies!
Hugs Clare xx