Monday, December 12, 2011

Swap Parcels

This afternoon the Postie delivered a little package! 
I have been looking forward to receiving this parcel with great anticipation!
I received the most gorgeous gifts!
I love the angel wash cloth - it is very special and I am not sure I want to use it to wash the dishes with! 
Also in my swap parcel was some lovely handmade soap, a gorgeous printed napkin, and the cutest little Christmas charm! 

Thank you very much Jenni - your gifts are very special! 
Thank you to Jodie for organising a great swap!
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I posted about my swap items here.
And here is a picture of the gifts that I sent to my Swap Partner.

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I really enjoy participating in swaps. 
Do you participate in swaps? 
Do you know of any swaps that have sign ups happening?
I will be on the look out for a good swap or two in the New Year!
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Little Christmas Decorations

This past week has been better than the last couple and has also been very productive!
In between all of our normal weekly routine happenings, major spring cleaning & de-cluttering, end of year parties and concerts, and other general Christmas preparations, I have squeezed in some crafting time to make some more Christmas presents and decorations. Most have been reasonably small and quick to make, - perfect for this time of the year! 
Here are some finished projects....
Christmas Tea light Cosy
- a thrifted glass and some leftover  yarn.

Small Christmas Stars
-waiting to be made into a garland.

Mini Christmas Stockings

On our Christmas tree are my gorgeous Merry Berries that I received in
 The Haby Goddess Christmas Swap. They look fantastic!

What have you been crafting? 
Do you have any handmade decorations on your tree?
Pop over to my Ravelry Project page for links to the patterns!

Friday, December 2, 2011


I have had plenty on my mind, too much in fact that I have been totally pre-occupied.
I had a disastrous day in the kitchen last week, 
I burnt a pot of rice on the stove top, filling the house with smoke. 
Yes, I could hear the smoke alarm urgently beeping away but I had immersed myself in the vegie garden in an attempt to clear my cluttered mind and completely forgot the rice was cooking, 
or should I say burning. 
I literally thought that it was a neighbour's smoke alarm beeping away!
the burnt pot after several scrubbing attempts... 
I have been knitting and crocheting Christmas presents and decorations, 

I have been stressing about flash flooding in the backyard and cleaning up the aftermath mess
(twice in a fortnight).

I have also managed to squeeze in a little time to get some more granny squares done on Evie's blanket. 
The stack of granny squares is growing!

I am hoping that next week will be a better week! 
And I am planning on doing some more spring cleaning/de-cluttering in preparation for visitors next weekend, and a little bit of Christmas present sewing.

Wishing you a happy weekend!