I had a bit of a break from swapping in the past few years and only participated in a few but I find it's a great way to get me motivated and to get me sewing. I sent off 3 swap gifts this week. This one was for an online group I am in on facebook called 52 Handmade - A Year of Creativity. These are the gifts that I made and sent to my partner Deb. A linen cushion, a fridge calendar, tissue pack, key chain (retractable) and a hand painted little card.
This is what I received from my partner Chrissy (It was a down the line swap) A needle book, pin cushion and chocolates (which I have hidden )
I had to take Amy into the city yesterday and just happened to park very close to my favourite store - Bed, Bath & Table ......... So whilst waiting for Miss Amy I hobbled around the store looking at all of the Christmas goodies. It is just magical to see them all. If only I had a lovely big fat bank balance. This particular tree did win my heart though. It instantly makes me think of red robins. I'm not sure why. It has little twinkle lights built into the ends of the twigs and is covered in snow.
They are currently out of stock in my local store but have some coming in this week and they have a 30% off sale. I am seriously thinking of popping one on layby. Everyone keeps asking me what I want for Christmas, maybe this is the answer ?
I haven't had a traditional tree for a few years now - I wanted something different and I really think that this is it.
I spent the rest of the day in bed but it was worth it to get out for a change and be in the "real" world.
I'll be back tomorrow with a gift for you.
I'm giving you a FREE tutorial to make this gorgeous Zippy Pouch. But hurry as it will only be available FREE for a limited time.
So check back in tomorrow to download.