And here's what I sent Manuela. This was the first swap where I've had an international partner, other than Canada, but I'm up for more now that I know filling out the customs form isn't hard, and it really doesn't cost an arm and a leg for shipping ;-)
I had found some Christmas batik fabrics at one of our local quilt shops and just couldn't decide on which ones to include, so I sent two prints each of both blue and purple batiks, plus two coordinating solids.
I found this FQ folding tutorial and it worked really well, and I tied the batik/solid stacks up with pretty ribbon.
I also included a cute snow penguin print that I found and just had to toss in. It reminded me of the old Chilly Willy comic book character (I think I have some in the basement!).
I included 2 spools of matching thread, 2 packages of ric-rac, some chocolates, and a yarn doll ornie I made.
I'll be putting up a tutorial for the yarn doll in the near future so stay tuned - I'll be making some to tuck in my Valentines swaps! Thanks, APP, for coordinating this fun swap!