I was very lucky with the goodies Jo gave me as part of the International Craft Swap (see here for details). I thought I would share what I gave her with you.
Jo commutes into London by train every day, so I thought a notebook which is portable enough for use on the train would be a nice idea.
The booklet is roughly A6 in size and has 72 pages, so should have enough space for a few notes / scribbles.
I tied it in with the nautical theme with the anchor button and anchor lining.
The paper is a free printable download found here
I have treated myself to both black and white thread for bookmaking, but decided that I liked seeing the binding on the outside, so went for white.
Jo makes her own clothes and I decided to make something to go with her outfits. The nautical theme made me think of the sea and I had some beads that seemed perfect.
The blue beads are see through, like the sea! Blue and white together seemed quite nautical too. I’m pleased to tell you that Jo put the necklace and bracelet on straight away.
We also had a exchange a small gift of less than £3 in value. As I mentioned in my last post, I heard about this swap whilst on holiday in Malta. I bought this there:
It’s an eye of Osiris and you find these on traditional Maltese boats. They are supposed to guard against bad luck etc. This admittedly is a fridge magnet, but I thought it linked well with the theme.
Jo seemed to like her goodies. I have since found that Rachel at House of Pinheiro organises a swap once a year. I’ve enjoyed this one and will definitely sign up to whatever she organises next year!