Thursday, 4 November 2010

swap treasures and gifts

Well my postman has been busy recently !
As well as my matchbox swaps arriving daily now,
I've had some other wonderful post.

I received this wonderful heart
from Textile artist Carolyn Saxby of:

Living in St Ives, Carolyn's work is inspired 
by the beauty she is surrounded by.
Her textiles are dyed using plants &  flowers
and produce the most delicate colours.

Thank you Carolyn
I adore the heart
and the love with which it was made


All of my La Mode swaps are home now
and have given me great pleasure.

Artfully Ooglebloops
painted a "very me" flower
on her brown parcel paper !
Love it ! 

Pat had filled a box with wonderful treasures
and art inspired by the La Mode paper.


Thank you Pat-
I love what you made & sent me.


Magpies nest
made her label from a delicate Honesty seed pod
& wrapped her goodies
in linen with embroidered hens
( A cheeky little reference to my other Blog ! )

Beautiful TAP paper transfers...

and an incredible altered tin

Packed with treasures !

Including one of Patty's famous birds nests
 & delicate flowers.

Thank you Patty
I love it all

I' m overwhelmed with all these wonderful gifts.
You can see my other La Mode swaps here :


  1. Oh WOW! Fantastic gifts from these wonderfully talented ladies. All of them are quite quite stunning. x

  2. Lucky you. You received some really lovely goodies.

    Smile and enjoy...

  3. Beautiful gifts, I love the textures and soft are blessed!

    Also sooooo looove your dress below!~ Fantastic work!

  4. Wow, oh wow, oh WOw! What super lovely swap gifts you have received. So imaginative and so you Penny. You are lucky.

  5. Hi Soz not got the matchboxes to you just need to finish off - can you hold off till after the weekend and I will post them registered post on Monday? Soz if I am holding everyone up thought we had till mid November x Janet

  6. That's what I call lovely post!

  7. How delicate is burlap when it's used creatively? That heart is just gorgeous!

    Love what Pat and Patty sent you. Patty's tin is wonderful inside and out!

  8. what a fun mailbox you have dear Penny!
    art mail is always the best
    thank you again for a wonderful swap!

  9. What a happy mail day you had!!! I must confess- the painted flower on the brown bag/envelope - was painted by my friend Julie. She paints a flower on every bag in her shop. so, when you buy something, it is in a flowered bag, tied with a lovely snippet of wired ribbon. I save them all!!