Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring surprise swap

Look how I have been spoiled by my two fabulous swappartners..
(Yes I had two swappartners.)
RosaMaria from Mexico and Sofia from Portugal.


First I opened RosaMaria's parcel and a there was a lovely lavender fragrance,
She made me this lovely quiltbasket!


And The basket was filled with more lovely gifts,


A lovely card, a little pillow with lavander, a sweet bag filled with buttons, some scrap fabrics and these beautiful fat quarterfabrics.


Dear, sweet RosaMaria you really spoiled me! Thank you so much,
I love it all!

A few days later came the parcel from Sofia.


A lovely box and card
and in the box,


a beautiful and perfect crossstitched place mat,


a great Portugese pastel recipe, two lovely expresso cups,


and two lovely fatquarters fabric.

Dear, sweet Sofia you also really spoiled me! Thank you so much,
I love it all! And Corry and me will have a cup of coffee from your beautiful cups and I hope with Portugese pastel!

I want to thank these two girls for participating this swap and making these beautiful gifts! It's great to have new blogfriends!

This is what I made for them,

A book cover a blue one for Sofia and

bookcover for Sofia in Portugal

for RosaMaria one in Pink colors.

bookcover for RosaMaria

With a little pencil bag and of course the fabrics.

My swap gift for Sofia My swapgift for RosaMaria

I loved making the bookcovers and little bag for them.

Hope you all swapgirls had or have a great spring swap too!
And don't forget to put your photo's on our flickr group

Have a great sunday,



LiLi M. said...

Oh Heleen je bent verwend, maar ik vind dat jij ook hele mooie dingen gemaakt hebt! Oooh die vogeltjes...toen mijn vader overleed heb ik zo'n schellekoord met vogeltjes maar naar de kringloop gedaan, foutje zie ik nu wel. Ach ja, je bewaart iets waar je niets mee doet en je doet dingen weg...Het eerste wat ik toen weg deed was de kunstkerstboom. Datzelfde jaar gaven we een verjaardagspartijtje voor mijn dochter met als thema, ja je raadt het al: Kerst! Wat zou die kunstkerstboom goed van pas zijn gekomen. Denk nu niet dat ik sindsdien alles maar bewaar, al lijkt het er wel op! Fijne zondag!

RosaMaría said...

this swap was an amazing experiencie for me!! thanks Heleen!!!
i LOVE your new expresso cups!!! they are so pretty!!!

wilmi said...

Zo hee! Kreeg jij echte koffiekopjes over de post, leuk zeg!
nou, jullie verdienen het ook hoor, zulke mooie swap gifts. Het was inderdaad een superervaring, en ik geniet nog steeds van alle foto's op flickr!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Wow what lovely gifts you received!
Lucky RosaMaria and Sofia receiving such beautiful handmade presents from you.
I have really enjoyed taking part in the Spring Surprise Swap it has been great fun!
Well done to both you and Corry for organising it so well. :)
Vivienne x

Borboleta Serrana said...

I was very pleased to have liked the spring-surprise a made for you :)))
I was very lucky to have you as a partner, I loved my spring-surprise swap. I really enjoyed to participate. It was so fun!!! This is my debut in the blogosphere and it was great. Thanks Helleen and Corry for this idea and the very good organization of trade. Everything went beautifully. Congratulations and thank you! Have a nice Spring :))))

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Those are all wonderful, wonderful gifts! :) I really did enjoy the swap, and it was especially fun to see what everyone made in the flickr group!

SofiAlgarvia said...

You've made and received such lovely presents and fabrics!
You must do the recipe, we portuguese love these Pasteis de Nata, I'm sure you will also love them!

(I'm getting worried about my swap partner, I sent my parcel 2 weeks ago, and I still haven't had any reply from her... no parcel and no news...)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What sweet gifts...looks like a lot of thought was put into them.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

how beautiful those gifts are! I want those cups with birdies on - i have a real thing for birdies at the moment - they are lovely.

Michaja said...

Your definitely spoiled!!! Lucky you :)
Love what you have made yourself as well! They must have been very happy with your gifts too!


What wonderful gifts you recieved. Love them all . That red and white basket is so lovely. I want one... I may have to put my thinking cap on and get the sewing machine out:) Your cross stiched birds are so pretty too, reminds me that I wanted to start cross stitching again soon.

Noni said...

Dat koolmeesje is geweldig!

Patrícia S... said...

Uau! How lucky, everithing is beautiful. I'am sad because i didn't received my "Spring swap Package"! I send to Edeen L. on 16 of March, but until now i don't have any message form her.
I cross my fingers and wait for my package. I hope receive beautiful things like you received.

Patrícia S.

nicolette said...

Such wonderful gifts!! Love your embroidered bird on the bookcover!

heleen said...

Hoi Heleen, ik heet ook heleen, grappig! Ik vond je blog via Vlijtig. Ik vind die portugese kopjes fantastisch!