Friday, 29 June 2007

I have a new addiction . . .

its called 'Swaps'!!! I enjoyed Natasha's matchbox swap so much that I found another one to participate in . . . Shabby in the City's http://www.shabbyinthecity.blogspot.com/ Patriotic Bookmark swap! When I read that bloggers from other countries could participate I thought "thats me, I'm in". Phyllis even managed to find me another NZ swapping partner, Amy at http://petticoatlane.wordpress.com/ and I are going to swap 'Kiwiana' book marks which for me will be challenging because my own form of patriotism does not include 'Kiwana' and Amy is a retro gal and I am a shabby girl!! I think a little trip to one of my fave craft outlets might be in order!!! And really I don't need much of an excuse to visit a craft outlet!!!

I can't wait for Karen in Canada to get my matchbox or for me to recieve hers for that matter! I confess I have had a little peek on Natasha's flicker but Karen cleverly posted a photo that gave nothing away! Its like being a child again and waiting for your birthday or Christmas!

If anyone is interested here is the Wikipedia link to the definition of Kiwiana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwiana . The wooden Buzzy Bee is a perfect example of Kiwiana which has just given me an idea . . . watch this space . . .

5 comments:

Amy said...

hey Rachel, it doesn't have to be kiwiana if you don't want, just do whatever you're happy with, I'm sure I"ll like it either way. btw you still haven't sent me your postal address.

The Rose Room said...

Its ok Amy, would have said if not, am up and running! Will email you my address and I will need yours:)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well that is a new word for me!
It is cute. I love both themes and can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

bluemuf said...

Rachael

This morning I thought I would scroll down a bit without going too far and read more of your blog.

I found the information about kiwiana so interesting and just love the wooded toy. Looking forward to seeing your bookmark

Karen
Bluemuf

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Swaps can just take over, can't they???? I love them too.

You asked about my peacock feathers? I used to raise the birds and they roamed all over my farm. Every July, Percy would start dropping his feathers around the yard and it was like a treasure hunt, walking around and finding them!