Friday, February 27, 2015

Secret Valentine Exchange 2015

I have so much fun doing the secret valentine exchange <3
I mean really, how often do you get a handmade present in the mail? I'll admit it can be a bit intimidating to make something for someone you don't know but it's definitely worth it. (You can read a bit more about the exchange over at Sanae Ishida ) This is a sneak peak at what I made, hiding under the envelope. I don't know if she's received it yet so no hints beyond this!

This is what I got in the mail though :) Aren't the butterflies sweet? I love the colours too, it just makes me happy!

Here's a peek inside. What you can't see is that it also came with some wool wash (because I'm a knitter) and some boxes of conversation hearts! I have to say that these were either a different brand or an American version because they actually had flavors. Good ones lol! I usually don't care for them here because they all kind of taste the same, bland and sugary. I may need to start importing my Valentines candy after this, I'm spoiled now ;)

This is my "admiring the stitching" shot. In no universe could I do this. Rows and rows of perfectly spaced lines of stitching leave me slightly in awe. I am definitely not a precise sewer, I like curves and winging it. So it was pretty neat getting a handmade item that I couldn't have made :)


  1. I am so glad it made it safely to you, even if it was a little late. I was hoping the bag was long enough for your extra knitting needles, and the charm on the zipper is actually a stitch marker. It has been so amazing to see all the beautiful things everyone made!

  2. I was thinking of using it for smaller works-in-progress, so I can knit on the go :)