I got my first creative swap goodies early this week. It’s been ages since I got a non-work related package/snail mail. I was so delighted. Moreso, when I learned that it was from the Creative Swap’s host. I was with some of my closest office pals when I opened the package. I felt like a celebrity that moment. They were so curious about the contents. I still remember how amused they were when I said that I joined an online creative swap. They exclaimed, “you still have the time?”, “oh, I think my life is boring. I should be doing something unusual, too”, etc.
Caryn made a bracelet for me which I really, really liked. I even wore it that day even if it didn’t match my dark brown suit. I was feeling fashionista. I’ve never cling any dangling pairs since I came here. So, I’ll try the earrings this weekend. I’m still sorting a topper to match it. I intend to wear the necklace when we go to Desert Safari.
The 3-color set origami paper would be very useful for my scrapbooking. The still life card will be part of my collection, too. The green fan was such a surprise. I loved the design, it’s so Japanese! On the other hand, I shared the Meiji yummies with the others. These candies reminded me of my addiction to Meiji black choco back home. I can’t find that brand here.
Lastly, I’m happy to get the little chica bag that she side-stitched for me. I saw this color combination/piece for the first time from the site of another creative swap participant. Hers was a book cover. I even commented that I like the color. I didn’t expect I’d get something close to that! Now, I’m still thinking which stuff/ what would be this cute bag’s regular purpose. I’ve considered this to be my notes keeper, iPhone charger’s house, hair accessories keeper, etc. Any suggestion?
Big thanks, Caryn! I enjoyed my first creative swap and looking forward to the next. =)