Crafty Swap Awesomeness

Isn’t mail just the best?

Well – not bills. Or kooky catalogs that have creepy bobble heads or sell fake dog doodoo.

But good mail – especially mail with presents in it – is just the best.

I have a new best friend named Emi - from Small Good Things. :)
You might remember Emi – I’ve featured her here a few times before!

We set up a crafty swap a few weeks ago and I can’t wait to show you what she sent me!!

Emi took a recent trip to Japan – so all of her swap items came from there. How seriously cool is that!!
Let’s check out some close-ups hmmm?

I have some really fun fabric - I love these tiny prints! I am thinking jewelry – or a little coin purse – or something else super cool. :)

Washi Tape. I had no idea how fun this stuff was!! Yep. I was a Washi tape virgin. But now I’m hooked.
(I’ll stop the whole analogy there.)

These are some wee tiny little origami papers! How cute are those little butterflies?

And more wee tiny things – these little animals and a tile sticker! Oh – can you see those animals in a little necklace? Or a fun hair clip? I can’t wait to use them.

And last we have a gorgeous Tassel book! I wish I could show you the whole thing – the photos are so beautiful!

These would even make cute earrings!

Wow right? And there are instructions for them all. That Emi crazily enough translated for me! I was just blown away. :)

So anyway – I just wanted to share our fun swap with you! If you want to see what I sent Emi, you can click here.

While you’re there – check out some of her awesome projects – she has a super fun, whimsical style and her tutorials are soooo clear!!
Here are just a few of my favorites – Her Pom Pom Bracelet, the Anthro Sol Pompom Necklace Knockoff, and this amazing Plastic Animal Pin Cushion!!

Thanks Emi!! You are a FABULOUS Pen Pal!! :)


  • Reply May 29, 2012


    Can’t wait to see what you’re going to make with the tiny plastic pals, Bev! Hope you enjoy everything :)

  • Reply May 29, 2012


    Looks like you all nailed each others personalities! Swaps are so much fun and addicting(;

  • How fun!!!! That fabric is adorable, and I’m SO jealous of your new washi tape stash! :)

  • Reply May 30, 2012

    susan m. jensen

    That washi tape is so pretty. Material are my typchoice. Lucky Ducky & you deserve it Hun !. Where do you get your tape??? JoAnnes, Michael’s, or target does not carry it in Minnesota?

  • Reply June 5, 2012


    The tile is killing me. That and the dinosaur with its tiger friend. I reckon those three ought to stay together in some fancy necklace or bracelet- parting them would be way too cruel. LOVE!!

  • Reply June 11, 2012

    Jon Ohayon

    Very cute items! I bet you’ll have a great time putting together stuff from these things. Yeah, swaps are fun indeed. Enjoy!

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