Today was a good mail day! It's always so exciting to get something else besides from bills in the mail. I'm sure you all agree...Etsy buys are great parcels to receive but the best ones are from swap buddies.
Today such a parcel arrived. AND to top it of it's by one of my favourite bloggers Yvonne of Yvestown. Yay! Yvonne and I did a magazine swap and as is often the case something else was included in the parcel too. Super cute DIY nesting dolls. Thanks Yvonne!
Although I'm part of a fun Flickr swap group, private one-on-one swaps are my favourite. You basically contact the person you want to swap with and together you decide on what to swap and if you want there to be a theme like color or types of things and the approximate number of things to send. You exchange addresses and agree on when to send your parcels. That's it, as simple as that and so much fun.
I've swapped with Angie in Australia. Great big parcel with lots of craft goodies and Aussie mags for me plus delicious Tim Tam's for Wille and interesting (don't know how else to describe it) Vegemite for Martin and great friendship to follow but unfortunately I can't find the photo which I know I took! So sorry Angie...
Another swap from down under was with Sara who enclosed maps of Australia and the area where she lives, knowing I love maps. Such a great parcel! Even Mini and Bonus received little gifts in the shape of hot pink toy mice :)
Sunny in the US and I swapped too. She wished for Swedish magazines and I traded them for some Martha goodies. Got a Domino mag too :)
Some swaps are impromtu, like when I mentiond to Danyelle that I couldn't find Fray Check over here and I received this cute package as a gift. Ofcourse I reciprocated and sent her some things too.
Are you swappers or would like to start swapping? I'm afraid I won't be able to swap with all of you...That would have been fun though. Imagine my mail box! But if you would like to swap with somebody, leave a comment that you want to, where you're from, what you'd like to swap and receive (craft supplies, magazines, local items etc) your contact info (like your blog or Flickr page from where you can be contacted). I'll let you find each other through there without my interference, ok?