Button swap was great!

A month ago I received message that Olga from Wassupbrothers organizes pretty new (to me) swap -a  button swap!
Next moment I was sending email that I want to take a part and after a while I got contacts of my partner - Elisse from bij gebrek ann beter !
She is such a creative person, you have to check out her blog for sure!
So I made a package with buttons. We had a rule to send 10 buttons. I sent her 10 or little bit more :) After reading her blogposts I just couldn't resist to add some more stuff to her mail.
What I received:

Such a thoughtful package! A little bag with wonderful buttons! I am not very button-person, but there is a rumor that I was clapping my hands like a child while checking out each button...

As you can see, Elisse is paper-person. She loves letters, paper and scrap-booking. She sent me a wonderful letter-card with collage. It goes to my "Top favorite letters" lists!

I am not sure for what exactly these paper pieces are meant to be, but I see six beautiful bookmarks. Each paper has different pattern and I always need some 4 bookmarks to use them in all books I am reading... 

Postcards. Crazily creative/funny/nice postcards! As I am truly postcard sender/receiver, I really love each of these! Hope to use them soon (or maybe I should better leave all these goodies in my postcard collection?)

Finally I have my own cherry stamp! It is so wonderful! Elisse makes great stamps and she inspired me to start to curve my stamps as well. I am just learning yet, but I already like the result I get. Let's hope I could make a cherry stamp some day too!

Here you can see my work place. A while ago I put these wonderful lights on walls and now Elisse sent me paper garland. I had no doubt where I'm gonna put it! Next to some of my photos and postcards, mixing with light blue lights, this bluish-pinkish garland looks very good!

What I sent her:

When I was in my favorite fabric store, I saw this super-cute-funny lace I couldn't resist to buy. I am sure there is no sewing project where I could use this, but for scrap-booking it is more friendly so Elisse got it as a stash for Valentine's day letters :) 

I knew that Elisse like floral prints so I added some buttons I ordered from ebay a while ago (actually, I love these buttons so much that  I didn't wanted to waste them, but now was the right time to share some with Elisse)

If you checked out Elisses blog, you probably saw how much owls she has there. I decided to sent her some more. This is bookmark with owl, leather, leave and red bead.

After a long-long time I took a look at my jewelry making stash and made this necklace with owl. Making it reminded me how much time I have spent making earrings and necklaces and other things years ago :)

And finally - buttons! Elisse wrote me that she approves recycled idea and old buttons are ok for her so for the first (but not the last) time I went to local charity shop and picked a lot of great buttons. I couldn't leave a lot of really beautiful buttons there, so I came out of shop with happy face and a lot of new buttons :) I added some buttons from my mum's stash and some of them left at home (no one wants to receive too used buttons, right?).

Autumn time here in my country is called Golden time because we have a lot of trees with yellow leaves. While I was writing a letter and preparing a package, I couldn't find yellow leaves, so I used those green-yellow and some of red leaves and added a golden touch by my gold marker :) I needed to send a little piece of Latvia's gold!


This is how my package looked like at the end. I enjoyed all this preparing like I haven't for a long time!

Thanks to Elisse for being such a great swap partner and thanks to Olga for making this pair :)


  1. She's really a creative person ha? :) your package looks lovely too!

    1. Yes, she is, indeed :)
      Thanks for nice words!