Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Swaps and buys

I recieved my seaside swap from Bexbuttons yesterday. I'm saving the lovely story for our summer holiday and the jingly whales are in the conservatory/playroom. What a gorgeous little bag filled with buttons!!!! Thank you Bex i love my goodies xx
Here is what i sent:

This is the most creative i have been for a swap so far and really enjoyed it. I made a little beach hut picture, a card, a smelly fish and a beach heart heart, i also got a sea and sand yankee candle, notebook, a lovely little book, some seashell chocs, a icecream biscuit cutter, a beach hut magnet, seaside rock and a collection of shells from the 2 little boys. The boys are getting into these swaps too now!! the eldest even asked me to buy a dolphin emery board that he saw!!(not pictured)

Last week we went to see this in London - what a great show - very fun!!

After, we headed into Covent Garden for a spot of shopping.I picked up these lovely postcards from Paperchase. I love the Belle and Boo one for my littlests room and i'm going to give the other one to a friend. I also got my eldest this birthday card -he loves Roald Dahl. I couldn't resist these love badges for me, they have a great stationary range with these pics on too.

This gorgeous coloured scarf was in the Oasis sale.

I got these from a little beads shop near the seven dials in Covent Garden. I am going to but the teapot in my dollshouse, the butterfly i will wear on a chain and i'm going to make a little I believe Tink bell with the bell.

Had to pop into the CK sale. I got the eldest this Stanley tee and a lovely rubber ring for our holiday.

Look at this gorgeous brochure for jelly pong pong. Love that name!! and such a pretty shop. And got some samples in Kiehls.

I love Urban outfitters-it's great for gifts. My eldest bought the silly drinking straw and i got him the bike plane to keep for his birthday that is coming up in a few weeks.
I got this book for my father in laws birthday - it looks like a giant matchbox - when you slide the book out, it's covered with a picture of matches. I got myself the lovely book a few pics down:

If you can - buy this gorgeous book- love it!!!!



Lyn said...

I loved the one and only swap I did, keeping an eye out for any bloggers that are arranging another, it's such fun!
Just popping over to Amazon to check out that book!

bekimarie said...

Lovely goodies as usual, I really do like the look of that book and I really must try and pick Jack up one of those t-shirts, so cute.
Enjoy the rest of your week
Beki xxx

Shabby Chick said...

The swap goodies are lovely, and what you sent too! I really like the embroideries on their frames.

Lucky boy getting a gorgeous Stanley t-shirt!

Mel xxx

dottycookie said...

That does look like a very cute book. Glad you found the bead shop - it's fab, isn't it?

Lucy said...

Oh, what lovely purchases you made! I love shopping trips like that- sometimes you find things that you love and are just right- other times you come back with nothing! The swap looks like so much fun and what lovely treats were given and recieved!

Jackie said...

That was a lovely parcel you received for your Seaside Swap ~ they are such fun to do ~ it was my first and I really enjoyed it. I sent my packages wrapped in the very same paper as you did! Love the CK Stanley T shirt and may also have to go out and get one for my small boy too :O)

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What beautiful swaps you have done. Love the fish. And all your goodies are just fab too. That book looks like its full of good tips.

I have an award for you on my blog.


Thecraftytrundler said...

What great swaps!! Love your makes!! It's great seeing people being creative, and it sounds as though the boys want to join in too!!
Lovely buys too, you have done so well recently : )

Sharon xx

Florence and Mary said...

I'm popping into Covent Garden next week for a little look round, I love Kiehls.

That book looks right up my street, I'll have to check it out.

Victoria xx

marble rose said...

What a beautiful blog you have!!!! I love the little fish you made! And like Victoria - I fancy that book too!

Back soon

MelMel said...

Lovely swaps and buys!

The rubber ring is so cute...happy hols!xx

Felicity said...

i love your swap presents you got and sent, we went to see noddy in a show last week, i think i had more fun watching Joshy and he laughed and clapped and joined in, it was really lovely, bearhunt is one of his favourite books! fliss xx