Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday Fun... Swaps in the mailbox!
I have recently discovered and became instantly fascinated with a swap site I came across on the internet(www.swap-bot.com) . A wonderful little club where Crafters, Moms, Knitters, Scrapbookers all share their creativity and gifts of little surprises via snail mail ( though some swaps are e-mail driven)..You can swap almost anything! Bookmarks, Postcards, Journals, ATC's, Color themed goodies, you name it...if it's fun and in the humor of making someone smile...it's on there!
I can't tell you what fun it's been to recieve handmade items from swap buddies across America and beyond. The silly joy in peaking inside the mailbox to find within - a letter or a package in a strange handwriting mixed in with the usual bunch of bills and offers, a bit of magic in an envelope from somewhere far far away, with contents that spill out in a varied array of pretty stationery, ribbons, gel pens, hand made arts and crafts!
Today I received my first ATC (artist trading card) packaged just so with a little bow and some vintage bits to add to my collection of bits and bobs and two recipes beginning with the letter "P" written on postcards courtesy of two swap pals from my Recipe Swap.
My first Swap was a Valentine Button Fairy, this little fairy was sent all the way to the Netherlands!