On Tuesday afternoon I was lucky enough to get a parcel from my dear friend Sigrun. We have been trading parcels for the past 3 years now. It mainly began with the little city mouse standing baby (Aka Maces standing baby) which were a Epoch Eur release and not widely available. From there we never looked back. I got all the flair items, and other releases that were not available in SA, I desired and Sigrun quickly made it clear that ALL EB releases MUST find its way to Mystique valley.
We are a bit worried about the trading dying away as it seems that all countries will receive the new items (with SA receiving theirs 6 months later) but I think we will find a way to continue, and believe it or not she has not collected everything YET!!
So what was inside? Here is a picture of everything I received.
Lets start with my favorite item first. I don't know if I'm more in love with the Walnut sister or the fabulous furniture she came with. I was really surprised by her cuteness. I never was a fan of the Walnut family. And now I'm not sure why, because look at her, she is adorable. I have come to the realisation that it must be the family's yellow clothing I dislike.
I also already have a plan on how Alyssa came to live in Sugarbush Valley, so stay tuned for her exciting story.
For my birthday Sigrun sent me this set, which she knew I have been after for a long time, but it always got shifted down the list because of something else I would rather want.
Back of the box - I found it interesting that the items weren't picture listed on the back of the box, like they do with Sylvanian sets, i.e. refer to the picture above of the walnut sister set. Was this a flair thing? I always thought the items was picture listed so that one knew what was inside...?
Items inside and how it was packed.
What I loved about setting up this set, is that there was not much to be done. I had to fold two colouring books, paste two covers on books and paste the stickers on the little drawers, and the Periwinkle children was ready to play!
Finally! The Brightfield family will move to Sugarbush Valley. Please note that I am not stupid or thick! This trade was finalised a year ago and then we had the lovely postal strike so we put it on hold, and then just like that Sylvanian Families went through the transition and all items were released in all countries (with South Africa getting theirs 6 months later), so I found out in March that the Goat family will be released in South Africa ... after I had confirmed with Sigrun that I want them as part of the trade.
If you thought they look cute on the promo pics, you must see them in real life! They are adorable! But most of all the baby. Their bio and story will be up soon.
For Christmas I got this little sweeties. I dreamed of one, but no kind Sigrun sent me 6! I always wanted them as Sylvanians for my Sylvanians!
I had a hard time deciding who will get them. In the end it made sense to give the MIB family to Saskia Bercher, as her parents do own the Toyshop.
...Abigail Woodbrook grabbed the next one!
... and Frances Redwood were ecstatic to find one too!
... but who will get the last one? Will it be Meshia Brightfield, Katy Honeybear or Katie Darwin or will Molly Mcburrows be the lucky one. Dear readers please help me decide.
So like always Sigrun has spoilt me rotten. Something I totally forgot to picture was some melting chocolate she included in the parcel. We talked about this and I told her that I take white chocolate with food colouring and she told met that was the WRONG way one must use coloured chocolate!!! Aaaah Sigrun, gotta love her!
Hope you enjoyed my parcel as much as I did, and hopefully a story and more to follow soon.