rockin’ swap

Gimme Your Stuff, an international swap/exchange deal, sounded like a great idea that sounded even greater once I found Anjali‘s cute and crafty blog. Based in Japan, Anjali offered up for swap all manner of things that make my heart go pitter patter. Luckily, she did not catch on that I was a little too freakishly excited about swapping with her and thus agreed to a swap of fabrics, lip balms, and matcha treats.
In just over a week the mailman climbed up our stairs carrying a big blue padded envelope. He’s lucky I didn’t knock him down.

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Matcha sweets, including some delicious matcha yokan, little felt patches spelling out my name, an issue of Cotton Time magazine, and some killer fabrics.
But wait, there’s more! My mother has a lip balm she got in Japan that has put me in a bit of an obsessive state. It’s called Sakura Pink, and though the balm itself is white, it goes on pink. I swear. Magic. I requested this balm from Anjali, and she came through.
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I think I need one in every color now! I tried to take before and after shots of my lips to show you, but they came out completely goofy, so you’re just going to have to take my word that it really does dispense a light pink hue.

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14 Responses to rockin’ swap

  1. caitlyn says:

    what a great package!! The lip balm is especially interesting.

  2. sally says:

    What a fun swap. I LOVE your new fabric!

  3. molly! says:

    I’ve been looking for that lip balm everywhere to no avail! Now that I have an image hopefully things will fall into place.

  4. Anjali says:

    Hooray! Now I have to hurry up and take a picture of all the stuff you sent to me before I finish all the candy. Swedish Fish…so addictive!

  5. Ashley says:

    Are those kids on the fabric on the left being followed around by…a piece of toast with legs? And maybe a walking milk bottle?

  6. Emma says:

    Dear lord those fabrics are gorgeous! You are *so* lucky!

  7. yoko says:

    Oh no! Now I want that Sakura Pink lipstick! Sigh– I guess I’ll have to become obsessive in looking for it here….

  8. Gina says:

    What a great swap package! The lip balm is too tempting.

  9. gleek says:

    cool lip gloss! does it also smell of sakura? that would be so nice.
    i love the MA RI KO patches! i wonder if they have those in katakana as well… though my name is REALLY long in katakana :)

  10. Sharlene says:

    I think DHC has a similar product. They are from Japan too, so maybe its a thing there! I love DHC products by the way. The. Best. Skincare. Ever. :)

  11. Eleanor says:

    that lip balm is supperr..*o* My aunt only got it for me once when she was in Japan. *she goes there all the time*..
    …argh..XD I’m a newcomer here none the less…kinda stumbled over when i was searching for Peep pictures.. (lol I didn’t know what Peeps was but now I do)
    nice to meet you! XD I’m from malaysia by the way..hehe..
    I really do love the posts…it keeps me in check with my..’a thing for cute things’ in check..:3 nyaa

  12. freecia says:

    Is there anything fron San Jose region you’d like? I’d love to swap for some yarn, fabric, or once of your supereggplant-crafted goodness.
    Caaaaaannndy? You’d have to point me to the stuff you want. Oh, and don’t forget the Japanese Candies from Aji Ichiban (it’d arrive faster from California, you know).
    (I don’t have a Vox acct so I posted here. Hope that’s okay)

  13. Mel says:

    Thanks for sharing about this! I joined immediately upon reading your post. What a cool idea.

  14. Stephanie says:

    I am so jealous of those awesome fabrics, and the magaine. Looks like fun. I’d love to see what you do with the fabrics.

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