Now onto general ramblings. I just want to say I love craft swaps.
And postcard swaps. They are so much fun to be involved in ! The October/November Postcard Swap over on the DUST Team forum is in full swing. I was teamed with Abigail ( Jades' daughter) and she sent me this card of Traffic Signal Boxes - she also told me that she had painted the one in the bottom row, second from left ! I think they look fantastic.
I sent Abigail a postcard of the Brig Amity replica and the Albany Town Crier. I really hope she loves it.
The DUST Team craft swap for September/October was a hit, I think all the recipients were happy DUSTers ! I was so spoilt by Tess, my swap partner but more on that in a moment. This is what I sent to Tess. I wrapped it all so prettily - I figure that when you are sending a craft swap parcel, it should feel like Christmas for the receipient :)
This is what I sent to Tess. A mixed media collage, some gift tags, some original photographs I took, some gift tags and a greeting card to say thanks ! I was so pleased that Tess liked my photos enough to include some in a swap.
and this is what I received from the gorgeous Tess from planettreasures ! She certainly spoilt me ! Where do I start. A postcard, a hoot oops I mean cute fabric Owl brooch, a greeting card, some earrings, a necklace, a bracelet and a fabric business card holder. Turquoise is my birthstone and features in the earrings and bracelet :)
Decadent Girly Morning Teas - I was lucky enough to indulge with Del from DELicious Designz on Friday at a gorgeous cafe called Liberte in Albany. Beautiful decor and wonderful food, what more could a girl want, apart from a Latte and a Croissant !
Summer Street Fair coming up from this Thursday night. I think they turned out rather well for a first attempt. I love to make new things and love it even more when they work out first time round :) This photo is what they looked like when I pressed them out of the mould, now they need to air-dry for 1-2 days.
And finally, are you buying handmade this Christmas ? Deb from Two Cheeky Monkeys suggested for the November/December DUST Tea Craft Swap Secret Santa that we create a treasury list of things we like so that it makes things a little easier for our Secret Santas. There are so many gorgeous things on offer and they won't break the bank ! All of these items are $20 or under !
See you all on Wednesday for a Wednesday Wishlist................... have a great week xo