Red Balloon now has gift experiences for each state and territory of Australia. In the USA, there is a similar site, Excitations. On the Red Balloon site there is some information on similar International companies here.
Today I not only posted a parcel but I received one too! The one I received, was from Nicole in South Australia, who was my swap partner in a Potholder swap through the Down to Earth Forum. Nicole has cleverly used some doilies and some lovely thick woollen fabric to make 2 lovely potholders. As well she included a beautiful knitted washer...a lovely surprise. Thank you Nicole :-)
|On the front of the gift card is a photo of an orchid which is blooming at the moment in South Australia|
|A close-up of the lovely soft, thick fabric|
The outgoing parcel was to my swap partner in the Once a Season Swap (OASS) over at Gone Stitchin'. Rummaging around in my 'paper' drawer, I found some green cellophane and some ribbon which I'd saved and rolled up. It had been tied into an enormous bow on a gift basket that DH won a year ago. It was just perfect for a 'Spring' gift.
|The finished shawl wrapped around the chair...|
|The shawl all wrapped up ready for posting...|
|The 're-cycled' ribbon...|