just because you're lovely swap.


I recently participated in loving Gracie's Just Because You're Lovely Swap, incidentally my first swap ever. Each participant wrote up something about themselves, and their swap mate was to find some gifts that would suit their partner's personality, accordingly.

I was partnered with another mate in the southern hemisphere, Sharni at The Pieces, who loves to make lists + travel, with a special emphasis on exotic food items from afar. It was perfect timing, since we were traveling to Uruguay. I picked up some cuteness along the way, including an artsy magnet and hot sauce with Amazonian fruit. From Chile, I sent her some of those famed alfajores (that are actually from Argentina), a magnetic pad for fridge list making, and one of the prettiest scarves I've ever seen here. I really just want to keep sending these scarves to people, because I love them so much. Maybe one of these days I'll buy one for myself too. But as you can imagine, living here, I already have SO many scarves!


In a sad state of affairs, Australian customs opened the package I wrapped to remove the card inside (which was one of my most favorite cards that I've ever created), because it contained a feather (from a cat toy or something else silly like that). But Sharni says the customs folks were kind enough to photocopy the front back and guts of the card, so that was sweet. Here's the front (nearly lost) photo of said card. 

 
From Australia I received some event postcards, a metrocard, earrings and necklace, some glow in the dark stars that will come in handy some day for our boy's room, and a couple of chocolates--all encased in pretty packaging.


Thanks Sharni! And thanks to our beautiful host, Gracie!

27 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

Lovely! I was very proud of the package I sent to my partner--it had a journal, a pink clutch, two mini coin purses (which she specified that she loved), two books (one romance novel and one on astrology, two of her interests), a pair of earrings, and some stationery. But she never sent me something back. :(

Dancing Branflake said...

How fun! I wish I could participate in something like that- it's so personal and creative!

Sam Harvey said...

that card you made is beyond cool. it is a piece of art. could have been framed! if you still have it treasure it! i love swaps. i haven't done one in a while. i would be interested if you are.

E. Charlotte said...

Oh that sounds like so much fun!! Bummer about the card, but at least you had a photo!

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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

pretty cool swap! - i should so get involved in this!


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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

pretty cool swap! - i should so get involved in this!


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Felicity said...

Everything is so awesome!!

Signe said...

Love swapping, it's so much fun :)

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

how fun! I love swaps! I haven't done one in a long time..

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, how fun! This is such a cool idea! That is too funny about the feather, that's right, could contaminate the whole of Australia, surely! ;)

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

How fun to do an international swap like that. I just can't believe they took the feather....

Krystal said...

that looks like a fun swap! crazy that they removed a feather...haha - i wouldn't even think of that :)

Alyssa said...

its so lovely seeing how much effort everyone puts into their packages! Shame customs has other ideas about it! (jerks)

The scarves really are divine colours!

x

Hollie said...

that sounds like fun!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This sounds like such a fun idea! I love the ideas that come up in these blogs!

DolceDreams said...

How fun! What a bummer about the card, it is gorgeous!
Nathalie

Gracie said...

Ohh I LOVE what you both sent to each other. Great work. Yours was so exotic :) It's such a shame about the card...Australian customs are CRAZY! They are really strict and sometimes take out tea from my letters :(

I'm glad you girls had fun!

Tamara Nicole said...

Lucky!!! I sooo want to join in on a swap some day, or start my own?! Lol very cute things here deary

Phoenix Peacock said...

funny - I'd never have thought a feather would cause so much trouble

Miles Of Style said...

such lovely pretty things to gift, admire, collect and treasure!

Café Bellini said...

The card is so lovely, what a shame that it got taken away! (the photocopying thing WAS nice, though, I didn't expect that!). Yes, boys like glow in the dark things!

Becca said...

I'm still not over the fact that you live in freaking Patagonia!

Scientific Housewife said...

What an awesome swap!

Faiza said...

love seeing both sides of a swap! happy snail mailing to you always!

shopgirl said...

What a lovely idea. It reminds me of when I was little and we were set up with penpals from a different country exchanging letters and gifts throughout the year.

Very sweet story.

Micaela said...

BEAUTIFUL!! was that such a fun swap? i was so sad for claire she didn't get the fun back because like you, she's a goddess at gift-giving!!! j'adore the collaged card you made! GORGEOUS!

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