There has been a little exchange made, of the handmade kind, between two bloggy friends on opposite sides of the world. One arrived in the sweltering heat of Australia's summer, the other in England's snowy Winter.
Isn't it delightful to stumble across someone's blog in which you have an immediate response? You read over old posts and eagerly anticipate new ones. You get a teeny sense of who that person is, you celebrate each other and you have a feeling that if you were to meet you may just be friends.
And that's how it happened that this beautiful, quirky brooch landed in my letterbox all the way from snowy England.
Isn't it adorable? Do you remember how I said that I needed to make time and the only way I could do that is if I found a little piece of old, faded linen, hand stitch some numbers on it and
a couple of wonky hands to show my favourite time of day, add some pretty
touches Julie Arkell-style, make it into a watch that I can wear around my wrist
so that every time I look at it I will have plenty of time left in my day to do
whatever I wish! Now I can.
And my handmade exchange in return. A linen and cotton cuff, with buttons, frayed edges and a Chinese girl with red lips, pearl earrings and sharply defined eyebrows.
I love being a part of this gorgeously generous blogging community. It's nice, isn't it?