15 August 2012

that christmas feeling !

it felt a lot like christmas here today as I received not one, not two, but three swap parcels - squeal !!

I received my purse from the in the frame purse swap from Deb who has a gorgeous blog at Simply Miss Luella.  I actually follow Deb's blog and I had no idea that she was my swap partner !

isn't it just gorgeous ...

and it is lined with pink polka dot fabric too !

Deb also sent me some great extras - a beautiful flower brooch - it is soooo cute

and also a key fob and some green polka dot scissors along with some gorgeous fabrics - I looooove the pink teacups on a lime green background - thank you so much Deb :)

next up is a needlebook from the ratz swap - this was made by Ellie and I was crossing my fingers when I first saw this simply adorable needlebook.  I also follow Ellie at Craft Sew Create - another fabulous blog :)

it has all of my favourite fabrics - pink, lime green, and orange with tiny hexies on the front surrounded by pink polka dots - Ellie has called it rainbow sherbet - yummy !

the back is made from hexies as well - just a fraction bigger.

Ellie also sent me a pair of pink polka dot scissors so now I have a pair - yippee.  I also received a beautiful card, some needles and my favourite sewing tool - a quick unpick !! well maybe not my favourite but one of my most used anyway :)  and on the inside of the needlebook were some very cute pins - thank you too Ellie :)

I also received a beautiful pillow made by Kris for the care @ do.good stitches members swap - Kris made the pillow using gorgeous vintage modern fabric that I love !

the pillow is so well made and it has four buttons on the back - Kris also sent the pillow insert so how cool is that !

I love it and it's already sitting on my couch.  thank you so much Kris - it is such a gorgeous pillow :)

I'm very happy to have received such beautiful gifts made by such generous girls - this is what makes all that stress about swaps worth every second :)


  1. what gorgeous parcels Leanne,such lovely gifts to receive.xx

  2. I'm so happy that you had an early Christmas!! I learned 2 things from this swap.....a challenge is good...and if you are sending something to Australia......ship EARLY! And I made a new friend along the way!

  3. I am thinking you must be a very good girl Leanne! Everything looks beautiful and it seems like they may all go together!

  4. What lovely swap parcels - they're well-deserved!!

  5. Oh wow! It really was Christmas at your house! Merry Christmas Leanne!


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