I'm linking up with Karen @ Some Days are Diamonds for her Cigar Box Swap reveal. This was my first swap of this kind and I was very nervous because I'm not nearly so creative as many bloggers out there. But I had fun and met a great new blogger friend: Cindy @ Applestone Cottage.
Karen's directions were to:
*decorate the box and fill it with fall items
*keep it a secret until the big reveal (which is today)
Well.....I didn't exactly follow directions:( Sorry, Karen!
First of all, I was having difficulty finding any fall things that really "spoke" to me....and the fact that Cindy had mentioned she liked cottage-y things did speak to me! So instead of doing as I was told to do, I did this....click here.
Secondly, I got sort of mixed up and had my own reveal awhile back! (as you saw above if you clicked on my link).
Karen, I am sooooo sorry! I tend to read directions too quickly and carelessly sometimes. Anyway...everything is just fine and my partner and I made our swap and sweet Cindy sent me this....
I love all things cherry so Cindy covered my box with cherry fabric and topped it off with a cute button that says TEACHERS HAVE CLASS...(yes, we do!) Then she filled it with some really cute things including scrapbook supplies, a cute kitchen towel, some old postcards, and a pin cushion made from a cute white pitcher, all of which I know I will enjoy.
Next time, I promise to read directions carefully...and follow them. Thanks, Karen & Cindy, for all the fun!