Monday, 29 December 2008

Swap Pressies revealed

I don't know about the rest of you but I was very spoilt this christmas.

Firstly the trip away to visit my bestie from high school was meant to be my pressie but my wonderful hubby and son also bought me some beautiful perfume and beads for my charm bracelet. As for the trip I promise to do a post later about where we went and what we did.

The swaps I received from my cyberspace buddies Dawnie and Stina, are awesome and I just love them, here's what Dawnie sent, so much work has gone into these, can't wait to use the wine bottle carrier and the scented sachet is devine. There's a covered notebook, a chenille bag, stitchery pattern and a xmas door hanger too!

and Stina's gorgeous Tilda wallhanging and wire angel will be gracing my walls every xmas from now on....Thank-you ladies for doing a swap with me, I know how busy you both were before christmas and I'm amazed at how much work you've put into these gifts, they are fabulous!!

My bestie from high school is also a talented stitcher and she made me this lovely wallhanging for my sewing room....

Thank-you V!

My dear friend Sarah gave me a Lynette Anderson stitchery, button and a timber frame. Sarah's made one of these before and they're just gorgeous, can't wait to make mine!

and last but not least is my SSCS from Chookyblue's swap. My secret swapper was Renee from the US. Renee made me this paper pieced wallhanging out of lovely fabrics and also sent me a huge amount of fabric that I'm sure I can find many uses for. Thank-you Renee!Swaps have definitely made 2008 a great year. I've made so many new friends through blogging that my life just seems to be very fullfilled. I've got two major milestones coming up, one year of blogging and 100 posts so keep an eye out in the new year for a giveaway.

I hope you all enjoyed your christmas day as much as I did and I hope you all have a fabulous New Year!!

Monday, 22 December 2008

I'm Back

What an adventure I had! I went to the Barossa Valley to surprise my best friend I've known since high school for her 40th Birthday


There's more to tell about my adventure later, got lots of work to catch up on first!

A package from Dawn was waiting for me when I arrived home, it's now under the tree!! Thank-you Dawnie, I know I'm going to love it!!

Monday, 15 December 2008

Xmas pressies galore!!

The beautiful blogger Stina and I have done a little xmas swap. If you pop over to her blog you can see what I made for her. Stina says there was a little hole in the package which grew and well she just had to open it. I however am going to be strong and wait until Christmas Day. Look at the lovely parcels she sent and some yummy sweets too, I'm eating them now!

My SSCS parcel has arrived too, it's from Renee in USA, another one for under the tree....

and my gorgeous friend Valerie (no blog) has sent me a pressie too, so that makes three pressies under the tree.

Thank-you ladies for the gifts, I can't wait until Christmas Day, I'm going to feel very spoilt this year!!

And that's it from me for a week now as I head off on a little adventure, I'll tell you all about it when I get back. Hope you all have a lovely week blogging.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

More of Xmas Past

Just want to show you my two favourite christmas decorations, firstly is this reindeer I made, he's a cutie...

and this lovely xmas wreath made by my DS when he was in Grade 1I've kept all his ornaments he's made over the years and proudly display them each year.

I'd also like to apologise to those of you who have left comments and I've not yet replied, life is a bit hectic at the moment, I've been lurking around the blogs when I can squeeze it in.

I'll be offline next week and I'm sure I'll have alot of posts to catch up on when I'm back and hopefully I can find sometime to leave comments and reply to them too.

Bye for Now!

Monday, 8 December 2008

December must be my lucky month!

December must be my month, I feeling very lucky, last week I won a pattern for this beautiful bon-bon from Anni Downs
and today Lynette Anderson emailed me to tell me I've one a limited edition felix and hugo pin, isn't it gorgeous

Thank-you Anni and Lynette, I'm feeling very spoilt!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Christmas Past

Here's some projects I've made over the years, I love making christmas themed items.
The Advent calendar is a Mum's Moment design and I still have to put a few goodies on the last 7 days!Belvedere the reindeer I think was from an Australian Homespun magazineThe naughty and nice wallhanging is from Anni Downs' Christmas Story BookSanta was from Australian Homespun (I could dig through my issues and find out which one if anyone wants to know which issue)and the Wreath I made over 10 years ago with the help of my dear friend Row, she was a florist at the time and a very good one too! Row if you're reading this I miss you heaps.There's a couple of others to show you but I'll save them for another time.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The Toy Society

Thanks to a link supplied by TrashCan, here's another project some of you might like to be involved in called "The Toy Society". It's a great idea, make a toy, put a tag on it, place in a plastic bag and drop it somewhere for a stranger to pick up and take home. They're currently running a xmas toy drop (see the button on my sidebar) and I've decided to participate. I've gotta get stitching though, has to be dropped the last weekend before xmas day!

Oh and by the way, you must visit Trashy's blog to see the twin monkeys, good monkey and evil monkey!