Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Exchanges

Here's a picture of the Tin exchange I took part in on the Just a Thought message board. The idea being - you fill a tin with Christmas gifts, and you don't have to stitch anything, this non stitchy exchange always proves very popular. I struggled to find a Christmas tin, but you might know I found plenty once I had sent one in the post. The tin I sent was just plain navy, but I thought it would make a great base to attached a stitched topper. I found these great Santa scissors, and couldn't resist making a little Santa fob for them. I also sent gifts as in the photographs and included a homemade Christmas card (cardmaking was once a hobby of mine).













AND ANOTHER EXCHANGE

Here's the hanging pillow I made for Gaby in the 'Gifts to friends' Christmas exchange. Gaby had this on her wish list, and I thought it was cute, so I made it into a hanging pillow. This is from the JCS ornament issue, but I don't really think it's very Christmassy, more an all year round ornament. I hope Gaby liked it. The following photo's are of the gifts I included - scissors, fabric, threads, finishing ribbon, chart with charm, diary, mini notebook and candy canes.







10 comments:

Patti said...

Oh boy have you ever been lucky or rewarded as the case may be. You are such a great friend and you deserve nothing less.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What lucky ladies.... you are awesome.... love the santa.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching, I am always amazed at how much you do.

Brigitte said...

You sent out two great exchanges. Those Santa scissors are just cute, I've never seent hem before. But I will see the little pillow you stitched for Gaby as I will probably visit her next week for a little stitch-in.

Christine said...

Two fab exchange gifts there

Maddy*Moo said...

I just love that little santa scissor fob, he's just sooo sweet! Lovely exchanges Chris!

Karoline said...

They are both great exchanges, congratulations

Einschies blog said...

Chris, surely I love it;-))) I will treasure it during the whole year because I also think it´ßs not that christmassy, but that´s fine;-)))Your santa scissor fob is a really gorgeaous finish, I have the chart in my stash too...so....
And the MDesign NR...hmmm...I have this one too......could you send a bit free time with our nexz exchange please??

Happy new year to you and your family,
Gaby

Julie said...

Wonderful gifts

Daffycat said...

How wonderful! I adore the Santa fob! What design is that from?