Saturday, 5 January 2008

Holiday Traditions exchange

Well it is twelfth night tomorrow and I am having a little bit of a reflective evening, as I drove home this evening with the children in the car the game of 'spot the Christmas lights' was no longer appropriate as there seemed to be very little of them, I find it quite sad when so many of my friends are itching to take the lights and decorations down, me...well I could have them up easily for another week... Anyway back to reflection...was it really so many weeks ago that I signed up for the Holiday Traditions Exchange organised by Montessori by Hand. I was given my partner and had to get busy with my sewing. I had never read my partners blog previously and its great to be introduced to a new one, and when I looked at the goodies this girl made, well I was a little worried and excited at the same time: The Wool Food Mama
This girl is a whizz with felt and felting and I saw some lovely things on her blog...So you can imagine my delight when my parcel arrived just before Christmas day.
A huge box full of goodness...Take a look at all the stuff I was sent...I ripped open the box and my Christmas had come a little early...no way was this waiting till Christmas day...
I adore the little tree stump, it is beautiful and I had seen on The wool Food Mama's blog that she had made one for herself and had a little hedgehog popping out. So this is just the push that I needed to do a little frivolous sewing this season so I made the little mouse just to add to my happy little tree.
Look at all the other bits I got...the most perfect little tea cup to add to my collection, which was extra sweet as it meant that she had taken the time to read what I liked when she made up my package. A little treat for the senses too...some Cloves and Cinnamon sticks, candy canes (which the children thought great and rushed off to hang on the tree) also the cutest little angel...wait there is more...the most perfect hand felted orange...Amazing

As they say...'Didn't I do well?'

A HUGE thank you to my Swap partner.

12 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What lovely goodies! I particularly love the orange! lucy x

weirdbunny said...

If a parcel arrives early then I just have to open it ! simply have no discipline and control ! That felted orange s just perfect. ~ love Julia x

sarah said...

That stump is pretty swell! Great gift!

Lesley said...

Great parcel!! The angel is so sweet and I love the felted orange. I couldn't have waited to open it either!
Lesley xx

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

The orange is fantastic! Lucky you. I'll have to go over and have a look at that blog.

driftwood said...

what a lovely parcel! the orange is amazing!

Kitty said...

What a lovely parcel! And thanks for the introduction to another fabulous blog. x

Natasha said...

Oh my what great things...I am flabbergasted by the orange and the tree....What a great package.

wool food mama said...

I am SO trying my hand at some of those santas in the background!! lol.

Happy Christmas new friend.

Fondly, Katie

Ragged Roses said...

You did do well! What lovely things, I love that orange!
Kimx

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Suzie!

What lovely things you have here! As you said, the orange is amazing...lovely work! Enjoy all your pretty things!

Smiles...

Beverly

bettyninja said...

That tree stump is great. My boyfriend had a dog named treestump once. hehe