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Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas is Coming .....


These are the 25 parcels (and Christmas card)
I prepared for my partner
for the Christmas Advent Swap.

I hand made 12, shop bought 10 and found 3
from my craft stash.
I'll only blog about the ones I made.
 
So far, Victoria will have opened from me
an Emery Board Holder
 
 
Details of how I made this are shown here.

A mobile phone charm which I didn't photograph - doh!

A festive bird cage decoration.


 For this I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix 
Caged Bird Bigz die.
 
I covered the bird with music paper, coloured with
some distress inks and added a layer of Sparkle Mod Podge.


The Poinsettia flowers along the bottom
I made some time ago and found the
 blog post describing how I made them here.
 
Now onto the pressies I received from Victoria -
how exciting!!
 
This is the box I received
 
 
and here's the presents for days 1 to 7
 
 
Victoria is a keen crocheter and I love in particular
 the crocheted mug holder
(not to mention the sachets of hot chocolate!).
The heart shaped cookie cutter came with a recipe
for 'Gorgeous Gingerbread' - sounds yummy!

Today's gift was the bar of SeaSalt / Fresh Linen soap -
which smells divine.
 
Thank you Victoria!

18 comments:

Tangled Sweetpea said...

So glad you are loving you goodies Sherry! So am I
Victoria xx

Anesha said...

What great projects and such a wonderful idea!

SusanLotus said...

Awesome project for Christmas! :)

Lins Artyblobs said...

Lotsa goodies there, I especially like the bird.

Twinkle Star said...

Love what you have given and received so far! I really love your wrapping too! I took part last year and had a lot of fun.

Hope you are well, Estelle xx

sassy said...

wow this swap looks so much fun...bet she will love yours her parcels look fab hugs sassyxxxxxxx

Jenny said...

Such a lovely idea Sherry... and a beautiful swap for Christmas... I can only imagine how exciting it is for you both to open something every day until Christmas... and loving the deliciousness you have unwrapped already...

Jenny ♥

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful gifts Sherry and the ones you received, x

Createology said...

Now that is a way to spread out the joy of this holiday. Merry and Bright SSD...

Jackie said...

Wow, you have been busy and such lovely gifts. What a great idea!

Deborah said...

You can't beat brown wrapping paper as a starting point for Christmas parcels IMO. These look fab! Can't believe how quickly my card reached you - I planned it so they'd arrive Monday or Tuesday.

Terry said...

It certainly looks as if you both have some really lovely gifts! Beautiful all the way around! Enjoy the weekend!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How exciting 25 pressies! Love what you made for her.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

She'll be so excited with those great gifts! What a wonderful swap!
Karen

Ira Huberts said...

Gosh what a fab swap this is! Such a wonderful stash of lovely gifts, your creation is truly most adorable and awesome Sherry! Ira x
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Sam said...

Wonderful project and what beautiful gifts, both made and recieved! Love the little hanging bird, so sweet!

BJ said...

Hi Sherry, some beautiful gifts you've been making there. Might have to give some a go myself. Thanks for sharing, BJ

Oh and your pattern paper came in handy for my Art Journal
http://ccraftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/an-attitude-of-gratitude-23.html

Mrs A. said...

This has been a super swap to do this year. My partner has made me some lovely prezzies. It has been fun to open each one up. Mine today was a stuffed snowman complete with little blue earmuffs. Hugs Mrs a.