Thursday, 4 August 2011

Magic Ball Swap Parcel

I received my magic ball swap parcel yesterday from the lovely Pj at The Snail Garden.  The swap was organised by Linda at Hookin With LaaLaa, it was such a great idea for a swap and I thoroughly enjoyed taking part.  Here is what I received:
All very beautifully wrapped, I especially like the pretty roses on the wool.  Also great choice of colour, I love it.

Gorgeous crocheted ribbon

You can just see some crocheted flowers there beyond the cute wooden heart

Molly even lent a helping paw to unravel the ball of wool

I soon had to find another way to unravel it, so as I was unravelling I started to wind it back up again, no idea why I hadn't thought of it before to be honest but then again I am blonde!

Here are all the goodies that were wrapped up inside, each wrapped individually in pink tissue paper

The smell coming from the ball of wool was lovely a mix of lavender from the heart in the top picture, top middle and this rose scented soap.  I even received a Hello Kitty pen with my name on.

I think I am going to use this broach to put on my coat, hopefully I won't be needing to wear it for a while yet but at least I know it will look extra pretty when I do.

Another addition to my Ladybirds : )

I could tell that Paula had really scoured by blog hard to find lots of pretty little things that I will love.  Turkish delight, shortbread biscuits, rose sceneted soap, a ladybird and daisy on a keyring plus daisy type flowers crocheted into a broach and ribbon pieces.  

I have been spoilt and am a very lucky girl.  Thank you so much for all my lovely gifts and for being such a great swap partner and thank you again to Linda for organising such an amazing swap.

I shall be using this idea for some of my Christmas presents this year, I think it is so lovely and the suspense really gets you as you are unravelling all that wool.

So that's all from me this evening, I'm off to bed now, it feels like it's been a really long day

Love Gem xxx


  1. Great swap! My cat would love to play with that wool too : )

    Gemma x

  2. wow what a great swap parcel! Scarlett x

  3. What a lovely load you have! My dogs joined in my unravelling too! lol!

  4. wonderful swap gifts, so pretty :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  5. Wow, what a gorgeous idea and such beautiful gifts, lucky you.

    Absolutely right about the christmas idea, it's just so much more personal, I love the lady bird, might have to find that pattern myself as my little lady is obsessed with them x x x x

  6. What a wonderful assortment of pretties! My favorite is the little ladybug key ring.

  7. Such lovely swap goodies. The yarn is beautiful and how cute is the crocheted bow. I love nice packaging.

  8. This magic ball swap looks like such a fun thing to do! I have been admiring them on many blogs lately.