Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The successful swap!

I'm thrilled with my second swap, as I was with my first!! (My first was with Pica - I gave her the Patriotic Soaps, and she gave me walnut ink - which I used to enter an art exhibit at The Arthouse Co-op).See all the goodies I got for my second swap, with Elizabeth of Gracefruit?! I believe I asked for 3 bars of soap and a Wattle Balm, but she added another bar of soap, a Nail & Cuticle Stick (which I flaked out and forgot to put in the photo), AND, to my children's utter and absolute delight, a package of vanilla fudge...from Scotland!!

Elizabeth, I'm happy to report, received my handmade paper notecards last week and liked them as much as I liked her products!

Well, I want to go on and on about how beautifully her soaps are wrapped and how heavenly they smell, but having spent all morning doing ceramics, I now have to catch up on floors to vacuum and mop, hot dog buns to make, laundry to do, and a book (actually, about 20 of them) to read, so much run for now. Happy Wednesday to all!

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." ~ James Oppenheim

12 comments:

Julie said...

I'm jealous of everything you do. Man. I wish I was creative like you!

Carrie @ Under the Willow said...

WOW! Look at all those wonderful goodies from Elizabeth! And fudge too~ extra yummmmmm.....

AND OH....YEAH my granddaughter's package came today!!! It was a BIG BIG HIT!!! My 1st grade daughter was getting her homework done so she could use the "skull" soaps! They LOVED everything...and the extra candy was really such a special touch...We can't thank you and of course the soap master DS#1-great job. My daughter promised to take a pic with the girls for me to show you...

Hugs,
Carrie

Heidi said...

Wow! Nice looking goodies! I love all the new things I've found through blogging = )

Teresa R said...

Thanks, Julie! Actually, I'm not half as creative as most people who visit here. And you are far more creative than you let on.

Carrie-Gigi, YAY!!! *happy dance* I really was getting worried. Luckily, the other pkgs I sent out didn't seem to take as long. Can't wait to see a pic! Your granddaughters are so photogenic!

Heidi, me too! :)

jewelstreet said...

What a lovely swap! I'm jealous you got so many wonderful things.

gracefruit said...

I love my handmade cards. Love them! I'll post some photos in my blog once we're unpacked and a bit more settled.

Thank you again for the fabulous swap!

xx

Teresa R said...

Jewelstreet - thanks for dropping by! I was totally thrilled too!

Gracefruit, I'm happy that you're happy! I thank you back heartily!!

suzanne cabrera said...

Wow...you really know how to work the swap!

Stace said...

Oh..those look awesome...Fudge from Scotland...I'm so jealous. I really need to learn how to make my own soap...everything you make or get looks so yummy. :-)

Teresa R said...

Suzanne, I just lucked out, I think. :) And, soapers tend to be a lovely, generous lot.

Stace, I've been hoarding most of the fudge myself (telling the kids they shouldn't eat too much candy...heehee). Well, you make amazing costumes/clothes! So, anytime you want to make me a Marie Antoinette outfit, we'll do a swap! LOL!

Epicure68 said...

Bartering, that's the way to go, and what lovely things you got back in return. You've got some really cool people stopping by at your site.

Carrie said...

I hope your fudge didn't taste soapy!! " )