Monday, December 28, 2009

Secret Santa gifts

These are the gifts I received in the Secret Santa swap for the online group I belong to. We're spread around the place, from Tassie to Queensland, and most of us have never met, but when it comes to making pressies for each other, we are the best! These are my gifts from Peg - aren't they beautiful. Peg does lovely work and I was so lucky to be her partner.
And this is what I made for my partner Bec:
a pocket tissues case, two covered coathangers and the vintage clutch purse from Pip Lincolne's wonderful Meet Me at Mikes craft book. I enjoyed making these for her (memo to self: must make them for me too!) and I love the fabrics.
For home and gifts, I whipped up one of Anni Downs' fabric bonbons which I filled with constantly-disappearing party sweets, and some Nancy Halvorsen cones. Two feature appliqued angels (I sent one to my daughter Rosy in China as part of a parcel of goodies ages ago but sadly she has not received it) and I made one from some gorgeous Christmas fabric that has been in my stash for ages. I didn't put sweets or chocolates in these as they are hanging from doorhandles in easy reach of our two food-obsessed Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Katie and Gus.
Happy New Year, everyone, I do hope we all have lots of good times, happiness and laughter in 2010 - oh, and lots of lovely stitching too!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ho ho ho

Good wishes and Christmas greetings, bloggy friends. Hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow, wherever you are and whatever you're doing.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Win fabric!

Head over to the twiddletales blog and comment for your chance to win some of the collection of her Wild Thyme fabric Anina is giving away. The colours and designs are so fresh and lively - you'll love them!