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.