Monday, May 7, 2012

April Package Pals-What I Got

For April I was paired with Danni from Silo Hill Farm.  As I said in my post of what I sent her, she has very clever ideas for making something out of almost anything.  What a wonderful box of goodies she sent to me.  When the box arrived, it was wrapped in brown paper.  I used a sharp knife to take the paper off and almost had a heart attack when I realized what was underneath the paper.  I am so glad that I did not damage it.


Danni put what she sent me in a photo box.  Now how clever is that and what a nice, nice extra.  I am always looking for a box to store something in.  The lid was held down by two black elastic bands.  Upon
opening the box, this is what I saw.


Some nice tissue paper and an envelope with a little note.  The note was written on a this little handmade card.


This is what I saw when I removed the tissue paper.


There were lots of little wrapped packages to open, and this is what was inside those two little paper plates held together with the rubber bands.


This adorable little wreath with that cute, cute little bird.  Also in the photo is a decorated can and a little metal green bird.  Below is a close-up photo of the little bird.  Isn't she just too cute.  Now I know that it is a  she, she is pink after all.


In the bottom left corner of the box were three little gourds from Danni’s farm.  I am going to put them on my kitchen window sill.  I may decoupage or paint them at some point or I may just leave them as is.


In the upper right corner of the box was a little brown box and inside that box was a little decorated match box with a sweet little bracelet in it.  I wore the bracelet to work on Friday to show it off.

Other lovely and useful items in the box were some note pads, a cute little slate board, and a little notebook for keeping email and web site addresses in.  Also a little key.  Danni didn’t know that I have been collecting keys for some time to someday make some fabric with key shapes on it.


There was a wonderful little pack of homemade greeting cards.


There was also a selection of stickers and a great little calendar which were in a cut down file folder.


And last, but not least a little decorated can that I am going to put needles in, some Washi tape, and a beaded recipe card holder made from a fork. (Now I have to admit that I thought the fork might be a spoon rest at first.)


It really did feel like Christmas to receive all these wonderful things.  The best part of this swap, however, is that Danni and I are becoming very good virtual friends.  The even better part is that I may get to meet her in person in a couple of weeks as we will be in her area while on vacation.

I owe many thanks to Jamie over at C.R.A.F.T. for hosting this swap and linking me up with Danni.  There will be another swap in June.  If you think you might want to get in on the fun, I strongly suggest that you follow C.R.A.F.T.  Jamie only takes the first 100 bloggers who sign up, and she will announce the sign up day towards the end of May.  Jamie also hosts a great Monday link party called "Making Mondays Marvelous"

I am linking up to Package Pals Reveal


  1. I'm so glad everything arrived safe and sound! I was worried the box would get smashed! I'm glad you liked it. I still can't believe I'm saying this....but "see you soon"!!

  2. WOW Loy! Such a lovely package. Thoughtfulness, in and of itself, is such a great gift. I'd rather receive a thought-filled $1 gift than a bag of expensive ones. You have been blessed - and I know you are thankful. Very sweet!

  3. Yay! I'm so happy you enjoyed your package and you might get to meet her in person!! That is awesome! Thank you for participating in PP :)


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