Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Easter Swap Goodies

The lovely Lynda of Hookin' with LaaLaa kindly organised an Easter Swap.  I was paired up with a very talented lady Gill The Vintage Gardener.  

This parcel arrived really early yesterday morning just as I was on my way out of the door heading to work.  I couldn't wait until I got home so I tore into it with passion and only took photos after the ripping had finished (sorry).

Look what arrived:

 Softest scrummy yarn...
 This little guy has lavender inside ain't he sweet?

 Beautiful collage of vintage bits
 Sweet handmade card
 And my most favourite of all, this little book

It's just the most wonderful thoughtful gift...

A beautiful book handwritten with beautiful colour pictures, full of ideas and inspiration for me to make myself a container garden

The pages also contained seed packets of things that were mentioned in my little personalised guide,

I have a sorry garden, to be honest it's mainly due to the fact that I have four boys at home who play in this garden and I never wanted to be a nervous wreck watching footballs clashing off my lovely plants!  That being the case I have never really allowed myself to be a gardener.  Now my boys are getting older and they are not so boisterous I think it's time to inject some colour into my bare garden.  I mentioned this and my lack of experience to Gill and she created this for me.  I kept getting it out of my handbag at work today and just flicking through it and grinning like a mad woman! 
I was really touched at the time and effort that had gone into it, I promise to take your advice and ideas on board and bring some colour to my garden this year!

I was so exicted I popped out at lunchime and bought this propagator thingy to get my seeds going.
I will show you my lovely flowers when they arrive.
Thanks again Gill I love it all and thanks Lynda for organising us all again xx

p.s.don't forget there is still time to enter my Tea Cup Candle Giveaway.

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~


Bethany said...

What lovely gifts! And a handwritten gardening book - all I can say is wow! But my favorite might be the cheery buttons and fabric :)

Anonymous said...

What lovely thoughtful gifts, good luck with your gardening. Love your new blog header, i'm a bit behind so only just seen it xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous goodies there what a fab idea with the notebook filled with gardening tips xxx

Bee happy said...

What a great parcel full of wonderful things :) Have a great Easter crafting!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Pene said...

Wow lovely pressies especially the book, what a thoughtful gift.
Good luck with you seeds x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

That's such a thoughtful gift. You received some lovely little treats there. My I only have a few plants in my garden, I'm not a great garden. We have veggie beds though :0) Have a lovely Easter, Im off to look at your Folksy shop xx

LaaLaa said...

Lovely, thoughtful gifts! x

Nana Go-Go said...

Beautiful gifts for a lovely lady :) Lots of gardening tips being given out over at Mrs Yappy Dog`s place because it`s Thrifty Week in April. Have fun. x

pennycones said...

This is really lovely. The book is very, very sweet :)


hart44 said...

What lovely gifts Lisa :) Im sure your garden will soon start to look beautiful with that great help from Gill :)
I know what you mean about boys too lol.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I bet you must have loved opening that!


dosierosie said...

how unusual and thoughtful.

Alex said...

That is such a wonderfully thoughtful idea! The crafty stuff is all gorgeous too, but the ideas and effort that have gone into the gardening notebook make it so special.

The undomesticated scientist said...

lucky you, hope the seed grow into something pretty (or yummy!) x

Jackie said...

Lovely goodies Kandi! Love that yarn! What a wonderful idea the book is too! Very inspiring.

Have a lovely Easter xxx

Lucy said...

Oh what a gorgeous bunny, and that book must have taken ages, how lovely. Top marks for the Northernism 'clashing' :) xx