My Secret Sister Gift Has Arrived

Carla @My 1/2 Dozen Daily, hosted a Secret Sister Swapon Wednesday, I was very excited to receive my Secret Sister Gift.

My Secret Sister parcel has arrived, 2012

This was one well taped box! (I covered up my address with the labeled recipe card)

Inside, I discovered colourful packages sealed with beautifully patterned washi tape.

Secret Sister packages inside box

The washi tape alone should have clued me in to my Secret Sister…I had recently learned  of a Secret Sister ‘washi tape lover’.

I knew it…my Secret Sister was none other than Virna @craftmates…my very own Secret Sister I was assigned to by Carla! Click here for Virna’s reveal of her Secret Sister package from me.

I meticulously peeled back each an every piece of washi tape…careful not to tear the paper bags or tissue. Underneath all the pretty paper and washi tape were all sorts of treasures.

Opened packages from Secret Sister

Magazines with recipes to adapt, red and white tea towels and a red owl coin purse to satisfy my love of ‘all things red’, a ‘kitchen inspired’ key fab, a gorgeous handmade grocery tote and reusable snack bag, handmade tags, notepad and kitchen themed calendar, and to top it off, Virna sent me an adorable elephant pendant. Matthew spied the bejeweled elephant right away…he loves everything to do with elephants!

To tell you the truth…I was blown away!

The wonderful tote bag and snack bag were hand sewn by Virna herself.

Handmade tote bag and snack bag by Virna @craftmates

Love it!

The ribbon was inscribed with ‘Made by Virna’.

Ribbon inscribed with 'Made by Virna' from craftmates

The calendar, notepad and stunning tags were handmade by Virna’s fellow craftmate…Irma.

Handmade kitchen notepad, tags and kitchen themed calendar by Irma @craftmates

The tags are frame worthy!

Thank you…thank you…thank you! The time and effort you dedicated to putting this incredible Secret Sister package together is greatly appreciated!

P.S. These ladies are super talented! Craftmates will be attending their first craft fair this weekend, November 10 and 11th 2012, in Milton, Ontario. If you live in the surrounding area I would definitely try to swing on by. Click here for further details.

P.P.S. You may be wondering what I did with all that nice washi tape…

Beautiful paper bags and 'saved' washi tape

…I couldn’t just throw it away! Needless to say…I think I am now a washi tape lover myself!

Have you participated in a Secret Sister Swap before?

6 thoughts on “My Secret Sister Gift Has Arrived

  1. What a fabulous package of gifts!! It looks like she definitely knew what you’d love!! 🙂 Love it all! Especially the wonderful handmade goodies! 🙂

  2. Hi Susan,

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the package I sent you. Special thanks to my fellow craftmate, Irma, who provided the fabulous tags, calendar, and note pad.

    Have a great weekend!

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