Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stationery Swap Surprise!

Last month, I found a bloggy stationery swap over at Time After Tea. I didn't realize that the deadline for entering the swap had already passed by a day or so... however, Megan was gracious enough to add me into the fun! A few days later, I got an email that my swap partner was Lara over at Sam Harvey.

I have to be honest...

After browsing her blog... I felt quite intimidated! Here I am, piddling around with my great grandma's old sewing machine... making tote bags and aprons. There she is with her own LINE of hand bags! Not to mention her fun, artsy fashion sense!! (And did I mention, she's gorgeous?) We emailed each other (she was totally fun and pleasant!!) and decided that we were up for anything... and during the next couple of weeks, I kept my eyes open for stationery, note cards and odds&ends.

I didn't take a picture of the box I sent her... but it included a thrift shop find of a basket-type box (to hold it all), some mini rolls of ribbon, sharpies (fine point, of course!), different types of note cards and stationery, stickers, tags, paper clips and a couple of flower barrettes that I made for her daughters. Not as great as I had hoped... but I did what I could with my limited budget!

Today, my package from Lara arrived! I saw the mail carrier stick a box in the mailbox... so I didn't waste any time to throw on some shoes and brave the cold rain to retrieve it! To say that I was speechless upon opening it is an understatement. I actually almost cried! Please excuse my poor photography skills... but check it out!!!

She sent me my very own BAG!! I am still floored! I instantly picked up my phone to call my husband, mom and sister. I just HAD to tell someone! Not only did she send me a bag... but she sent me note cards (made from pics she had taken), a pen(cil) case type bag that matches the inside of my Sam Harvey bag, multiple fun pens AND some freaking sweet red carved wooden buttons. Again, please excuse my horrid picture taking skills...

I could not be more thrilled!!

Please check out her blog and the Sam Harvey website! You won't be disappointed!


  1. OMG - you so made my day today! this is too much fun! i will feature you in my blog tonight! too much fun. i feel all warm and fuzzy! sewing girls rule! http://lara-serbin.blogspot.com/

  2. Wow, Devon! Now I see why you called me right away... The bag and all the stuff that Lara sent you is awesome! Isn't it a treat to get stuff in the mail other than bills? Especially a package!! It just makes your day! Obviously, Lara is extremely talented.

    It's nice that such a chilly, rainy, grey day turned out to be sunny for you, thanks to Lara's exchange gifts!

  3. Didn't you just love this swap? Well I can see you did...but yeah, what a great thing to join in on. It was my first swap ever so I'm so happy with it! I love seeing what everyone else got too! :)

  4. What a fantastic bag!!!! I love it!!! So glad you guys had such a fantastic swap! :)

  5. Oh my goodness how wonderful! I am so glad that you got such a wonderful swap partner!
    Thanks for joining in the swap x

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