Thursday, January 12, 2012

Goodies in the mail.....

 Before Christmas I was lucky to win a giveaway through the SewMamaSew giveaway day on Tanya's blog Second Chance. I haven't won a giveaway in such a long time so it came as a lovely surprise to have my name drawn. I always participate myself in these giveaways as it's such great way to find new to me blogs to follow which does usually mean I don't have time to enter many myself. So last Wednesday I recieved a lovely parcel all the way from the UK. It's always so exciting to get mail from halfway around the world isn't it! 
Tanya had wrapped it up so prettily with ribbon and that little wooden heart tag plus had taken the time to write a lovely long letter outlining what she had included and a little about herself . It was so nice to get a hand-written letter and also to get to know her a little more.

Inside was this pretty tote that Tanya had made using up fabrics from her 2 daughters grown out of clothes. I  love how she has re-used these fabrics giving them a second life and making this bag so much more special.

Inside was a wee treasure trove of goodies including a cute little christmas stocking that her daughter "Hope" had made at pre-school and gifted to my girls from Hope, 3 fabric pieces (my favourite being the one in the middle of this photo with the animals on it) , a little red brooch ( love wearing brooches!) some thrifted reels of cotton, lace and ....

.....a yummy selection of vintage buttons!! Love me some old buttons!! Thanks so very much Tanya for such a lovely bunch of beautiful gifts which I hope to include in some projects throughout this coming year.
Tanya is a busy Mum of 2 wee girls, recently taken up sewing and blogging and just might be hosting yet another giveaway on her blog sometime soon :-) 

8 comments:

Second Chance Tan said...

Wow - what a lovely post - I am so glad you enjoyed my parcel.... I wonder what you will make with the animal fabrics? x

Michele Pacey said...

what a great package! it's nice to win free fabric and buttons. Congratulations on the win Catherine!

Kathy said...

What a great selection of goodies - especially the buttons :)

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, what a fab parcel! Enjoy :o)

Diane said...

What a fun bunch of goodies!

XUE said...

You lucky thing! I never win anything. Just getting something by regular mail would already be so exciting!

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Karen said...

What a wonderful package of goodies. Lucky you!

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