After a fab night at the Gala Dinner, Saturday came round very quickly. All the achieving demos were to meet at 10 in the hospitality suite to do some hardcore swapping. Ahem, there may have been a 'few' delays at breakfast for a certain table of 6 hidden away in a corner which made myself and Natalie late and when we walked into the room, everyone was standing around in a circle waiting for us. *Blushes*! So, this is what swapping is all about:
Everyone poised and ready with their swaps, taking it in turn to them walk around the group and handing out each others swaps. Of course there was much excitement to be had too - oh and yet another chance to spin that wheel - go Natalie!
I just had to borrow this photo from Monica's blog as it shows me handing out my swaps with Shelli and Jenni wondering what I've just given them!
And here are the beautiful swaps themselves. Left to right, a gorgeous necklace from Steffi, a pretty decorated tub and bracelet from Jenni which you can see spells out inspire, create, share and my ring box.
Next a tea coaster from Monica (it's a no sew project!), a scented bag from Jules and a cute chipboard book and pen from Kerry.
Here a cute gate fold card from Bekka, a post it holder and pen from Michelle (one day I will master those flowers!), a stacker box with chocolate in from Ilonka and a lip balm holder from Jeanette.
I love journals so was thrilled to get these from Moira, Valerie, Dorothee and Doris. The second photo shows them opened up.
More beautiful swaps with hidden surprises from Zoë, Vanou and Silvia. Zoë made everyone Vienna decorations from air dried clay, Vanou made personalised photo albums for each demo and Silvia made this sweet clutch. Sylvia doesn't have a blog so no link here.
A gorgeous decorated notepad from Natalie, sweet painted card from Jo, a cookie bag from Paula and a fab journal from Hayley. The plan was a page for each demo to write a message to each other but we ran out of time - such a shame. Below two 6"x6" layouts from Shelli.
Below is a folder made from envelopes with note cards in from Amanda, a sweet chocolate holder from Axel's wife Sabrina I think and a fold out desk top notebook and calendar from Nicole.
Finally more boxes with treats inside! A fold out survival kit from Ute, some scrummy chocolate from Irene and more yummy chocolates from Daniela.
What a talented bunch of ladies! I feel honoured to receive each and everyone of these swaps.
Must go now, I'm home alone with Commander Chaos and it's gone quiet downstairs which is never a good thing. It's also Major Mayhem's sports day at nursery today - hope he manages to stay upright!