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Something sweet: mini swap(s)

zodiac gift Aardefant

After all the sadness, I thought it would be good and healing to post about something that made me very happy.

I’ve recently had two blog swaps, one planned, and one completely unexpected. My unexpected swap was with Outi who writes one of my favorite blogs White Country. Outi has a lovely design aesthetic, one I don’t think I’ll ever achieve, but I do so enjoy it when I see a new post pop up from her on my bloglines. Anyway… months ago, Outi posted a shot of some sweet spoons that I immediately fell in love with and said so in a comment. She wrote back to say she had an extra set I was welcomed to! So we made a swap — I sent her some magazines she’d been coveting, and she (she!) sent me the spoons, and some adorable Marimekko cocktail napkins (did I mentions she lives in Finland?), and a beautifully embroidered and stuffed heart she had made. Needless to say I was overwhelmed by her generosity!

My second swap was with Amy who blogs at Taitai knits. This was a planned swap organized by Molly of mollycoddle. I have to say we were incredibly well matched because we both sent our swaps over a month late!! Amy and her kids put together such a fun batch of goodies for us. She lives in Beijing so sent Chinese craft books, candies, paper, pens, pencils… and the sweetest hand knit stuffed elephant you have ever seen.