Indescribably Blue* (or, What I sent to my Swap Partner)

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I love the message above.

Just reading it makes me feel a little more gentle and a little less frowny.

I taped it to the front of the card I sent with Leonie‘s colour swap parcel.

It was a treat for me to be partnered with her, she is into so many things and we have a lot of joys in common.  Is that presumptuous?  Maybe so, but Leonie has been blogging for a while so there was plenty to go on.

She listed her love for a whole rainbow of colours, but being an aqua fan myself I went with that, with some teal thrown in for good measure.

(To tell the truth in the beginning I’m not sure I knew the difference, but I do now!)

So here what was under those wrappings (and again…sigh…sorry for the badly amateur photos):

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First a little zip (haw haw) around the opshops, which garnered only a wee haul – teeny teal plastic beads, a vintage-ish zip and a table napkin, which was not perfectly perfect but added to the overall effect.

I thought, anyway…

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I made a cloth for carrying baked goods (or wiping the floor..who’s to know…), a lavender heart sachet and a felt flower brooch.

Despite appearances all these were aqua or teal.

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I had a lovely scrap of fabric from Auntie Cookie (it says ‘you clever thing you’).  I bought a frame at The Warehouse, which I thought was wooden and easy to paint, but turned out to be plastic (no shiz, Sherlock), so I really hope the paint hasn’t chipped off yet, Leonie!  I loved making the fimo beads…made some for myself in the process and have been wearing them all the time – the ideal foil when all of a sudden I have too much black on.

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I cut some wee sets of fabric from my stash.  This was FUN.  Touching fabric is a favourite hobby of mine.

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 Inside the zip pouch I put some spotty buttons, ribbon and a wee tape measure.  All purchased at my local small-town department store, Blackwells.  I hope wherever you live you have one of these shops.  The ‘Cheers’ theme almost does start playing when I walk in.  In my head, not in the shop.

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Time to add a smiley diary, paperclips shaped like feet and teal nail polish.

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It all packed perfectly into this wee case with just enough room for chocolate.

And it was on its way!

That was ‘cool fun’ as we say…

Next time I will show you what I got!

Thanks for being here,

Show-and-telly Super Sue x

 

*Can you believe someone wrote a song with indescribably in the title. I’m impressed.

(Elvis, no less.)

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