This year I entered two secret santa type blog swaps kindly arranged by Sewchet. One was the Stitching Santa and the other (because I can’t have too much of a good thing) was the Knitting Santa. The idea is that you are paired with another blogger and, having read their blogs and sussed out their likes and interests as best you can, you make up a parcel of sewing (or knitting) related gifts for them to put under the tree to open on Christmas Day. If you have friends and family who don’t sew or knit, this is brilliant as you can be sure of getting some things from somebody who knows what another crafter would want.
First to arrive – so early in fact, I had to hide it away in case I was tempted to tear it open – was my Stitching Santa gift.
This came from Susanna over at Pins,Needles and Thread and the festive bag was full to bursting.
Some really pretty handmade, fabric covered buttons ….
A gorgeous little fabric hanging birdie who is swinging from my Christmas tree now….
Some patterns to tackle in the new year. I particularly love the Cynthia Rowley dress and so does my daughter – I’ve had to hide it from her……
and, as those of you who know about my year long Fabric Fast will appreciate, some very welcome fabric in various sizes suitable for patchwork and larger projects.
I also have some gorgeous things to show you from my Knitting Santa which arrived on Boxing Day – not a public holiday in France so the postman could deliver it. Actually, it was nice to have an extra gift to unwrap the day after. However, it is my Mum and eldest daughter’s last day here before returning to the U.K. tomorrow so I’ll go and spend some more quality time with them and show you my gifts from SewingNikki in a couple of days time.