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Friday, 11 December 2009

Handmade Christmas Swap

I mentioned yesterday that the postie had brought me a parcel from Pat. Her side of the Handmade Christmas Swap. The rules being send your partner a handmade christmas card, decoration and gift.
You know every swap I take part in I say this but wow! there really are some talented people out there....
First up I opened a package for my boys - Pat had kindly sent them some sweeties, fab christmas lollies and candy canes and footballs. They are very pleased that they were thought of. Chocs for me - that escaped the picture for some reason and they have gone now!!
Next up was a smelly bag (in a very good way), yummy yankee candles and a christmassy bath melt.
When I trimmed up my tree, I had a bit of a cull of decorations and only kept the red white or green ones...that left some gaps...Pat has now filled some gaps..... and here is how they look on my tree.... I love them they are fabulous and will grace my tree for years and years to come..
Also continuing the red and white theme, a lovely heart now hanging in the hallway....
And prepare to be wowed..look at my new bag!!! And the detail...I was speechless..my poor photo's really don't do this beautiful bag justice...and I have to admit very pleased that I had wrapped up Pat's swap and put in the car to take to the Post Office and that I am very short of time otherwise I would have started again with my makes!!!!
It is very very me...thank you so much Pat for a fabulous swap (your 1st x) and I hope you are as pleased as I am x

10 comments:

Lalabibaby said...

Fantastic swap I just love everything .... especially the gingham hangers and that gorgeous velvet bag .... lucky you x

Itch2stitch.com said...

Such lovely goodies! I particularily love the bag! suzie. xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Pat's lovely, and such a talented lady!!I bet you were soooooo pleased(and the boys too!!!)

Sharon xxx

made with love said...

Oh you lucky lady, what a gorgeous bag. you will have to create a lovely occasion now to show it off. Isn't it about time you had a little night off??
I know that Pat will love your gifts too, you are so talented.
Rachael XX

bekimarie said...

Perhaps you'd better not open mine when it arrives!
Gorgeous bag!
Have a great weekend
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Elaine said...

How scrummy is that swap, you are lucky. Well done Pat.

Love and blessings
xxxxxxxxxx

Serenata said...

Beautiful, beautiful swap, the tree decorations are really sweet and the velvet bag lush! Lucky you :-)

VintageVicki said...

Lovely goodies - I especially covert the bag :)

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Jo xx

Florence and Mary said...

Fabulous swap package... oh the Christmas cookie yankee tart is burning for me right now!

Victoria xx