Hooray for swaps! My far-away friend Laura and I decided to do a handmade cookbook swap, with a few of our favorite recipes inside. She sent me the package above…just look at all that beautiful paper! I tried very hard not to tear it as I was unwrapping, because it is just so gorgeous.
Laura’s recipes came attached to this beautiful hand-painted canvas cover:
All of the recipes are handwritten, and have more of that fabulous paper attached to them (did someone say chocolate?!):
And many of them have an Asian theme, which goes perfectly with all the goodies she sent!
Clockwise from top: Gorgeous card, set of colored pencils with an Asian menu printed on the back them (they’re the COOLEST pencils I’ve ever seen), sushi tissues, a tiny tin container, the recipe book, and a kitten bookmark. So fun! The bookmark is already in the book I’m currently reading.
In return, I sent her this book:
Filled with handwritten recipes…
Plus a few goodies as well.
Clockwise from top right: the recipe book, Mexican pasta shells, a CD of some of my favorite tunes, traditional Mexican peanut butter candies, my favorite canned green salsa, a Popeye candy bracelet, and a container of chile-salt to sprinkle on fresh fruit.
Mail days are always good days…thank you so much, Laura!