Thursday, June 30, 2016

Creatives Box Swap Reveal

I recently signed up for the Creatives Box Swap hosted by Bev from Linkouture and Dean from Mrs AOK.  The whole idea of the swap is to encourage creativity by sending your partner something to encourage them to try a new craft they've been wanting to try or spur on more creativity in a field they already like.


 I was partnered with Echo from The Mad Mommy.  Echo is a Midwestern girl too who blogs with a great voice and blogs about parenting, travel, health, cooking and more.  We both love Caribou Coffee and coffee in general.  Echo loves adult coloring books and I mentioned that I love office supplies and wanted to learn crochet.

Well, here's what she sent.

CreativeBoxSwap Reveal
Awesomeness from Echo
My heart skipped a bit when I opened this up!  It was so me, so perfect!  I can't wait to use it all!  First off, we have a teach yourself crochet kit.  I can do a chain stitch, but that's about it.  This will help me learn to make rows and do crochet in the round which is essential for Granny Squares.  I love the look of Granny Squares, and told Echo this, and she sent me a guide to do those as well twelve projects you can make with them.  I love this cowl and think it will look great in some strong colors.  I think I may have to try it, once I figure out how this whole crocheting thing goes.

Granny Square Cowl

She also sent me some spunky pencils that say things like "DON'T FORGET" and "TO DO LATER".  Love writing utensils!  The cute little notebook has a dot grid inside and says "WAKE UP AND BE AWESOME" on the outside.  AND... she sent a gift card for Caribou Coffee!  I love Caribou.  Every time I go to the city I have to stop in and get a dark chocolate mocha.  Yum!

So, I pretty much got totally spoiled by Echo and you should really check her out to see how awesome she is.  And if you want to see what I sent her, or what everyone swapped, check out the link up here.

10 comments:

  1. You got a great box. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet too. I can knit a basic scarf, but I would also like to improve my knitting skills.

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    1. Same here. I go back and fourth about which one I want to master first. But I'm thinking I'm going to stick with crocheting and get that one down pat first.

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  2. Wow love that orange notebook! And I don't know how to crochet or knit, but I bet your creation will be awesome.

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    1. I am such a paper junkie, it's not even funny. And now I'm really motivated to learn crochet. :) I'm setting a new goal to learn by the end of the year.

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  3. OHHH I love it all!! I haven't had Caribou Coffee since I left Illinois. I use to go there in occasionally in the mornings after I dropped off my girls at school. My little guy and would share a muffin with me and I'd get a coffee. :)
    Those pencils are too cool!
    Thanks for joining the fun!!!
    XOXO
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting! It was a blast!

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  4. What a lovely box of surprises! So happy to see you got such a lovely surprise. Can't wait to see what you crochet :-)

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    1. I have plenty of yarn left over from past endeavors. I should really give it a shot soon!

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  5. These are really thoughtful gifts. I also want to learn to crochet. And I have a coffee mug that says "Wake Up & Be Awesome". :)

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    1. That Wake Up and Be Awesome notebook is pretty awesome and I love that it's orange. Now I need to be on the look out for the mug. :)

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