Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Years

 I was Caroline's Secret Santa in Chookyblue's Swap, I sent this ornament
a lovely little stocking, designed by my dear friend Helen of Hugs 'n Kisses
and the main gift was this cute little angel sewing tote
designed by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse.
I enjoyed stitching these goodies, quick and easy!

If you get a chance visit Chookyblue's blog and have a look at all the pressies that were exchanged, it makes for good eye candy and inspiration.

So far these holidays Iv'e produced zilch, nothing, zero, not a thing!
I've come down with a nasty cold that had me bed ridden for the last day and half. I've managed to surface today and do a bit of washing and it looks like hubby might have caught my germs, he's having a lie down now. I don't think we'll be staying up until midnight it'll be early to bed for both of us.
Happy New Years Everybody!!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

SSCS 2011 Pressies

Well all Secret Santa presents have been opened, Christmas Day was full of excitement, I love surprises. My partner in Chookyblues SSCS 2011 was Kerstin and what a bundle of goodies she sent.
parliament of owl ornies
 zippered pouch, tissue cosy, very cute ring pincushion and sweets
 mug rug
 xmas wallhanging
and handmade gift tags.
Thank-you Kerstin for all the beautiful goodies and thank-you to Chookyblue for hosting another great xmas swap-travaganza!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Secret Santa

My FIS Secret Santa parcel from Kylie of Country Wishes arrived last week but I kept it in the box until our first was allowed to be opened and here's all the lovely wrapped pressies that were inside
 and look at the first one I've opened...
gorgeous bon-bon full of chocky santas!
Thank-you Kylie!!

I'll do a post after xmas of all the rest including the big pressie.

So now I'm counting down the days, only 1 1/2 days of work left for me then I'm on 3 weeks of R&R, spending most of it at home painting my new craft room and then moving in plus I plan to get lots of stitching in...look out Gardener's Journal here I come (That last comment is just for Chooky!)

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Button Ornaments from Cindy

I took part in the Button Floozies Christmas Button Ornament swap and these are the lovelies I received from Cindy

Thank-you Cindy, they're gorgeous!

If you visit Cindy's blog you'll see the two ornaments I made, the little snowman was my first attempt at working with paper clay, he turned out rather cute and I love the micro buttons I used on the "Let it snow" ornament.
Plus there's a Linky party going on over here if you want to see more!

Monday, 5 December 2011

SSCS is Here!

My SSCS parcel arrived today all the way from Kerstin in Germany and inside is this bundle of wrapped goodies

We're only allowed to open the ornament pressie,
and what a surprise to find not one but 3 ornaments.... very own parliament of owls!
Aren't they adorable!!
Thank-you Kerstin!!

Thanks also to Chookyblue for once again hosting this swap.
Now roll-on Xmas day so we get to open the rest of our packages!!

Friday, 2 December 2011

SSCS parcel for Caroline

My SSCS parcel has arrived safely at it's destination, please bloghop over and visit Caroline to see the ornament I've made for her.