Saturday, 14 December 2013

Decoration swap

This post is regards a Christmas Decoration organised by Marriane of ladybird diaries.We were teamed with a partner who we were to make some thing for.My partner was Suzanne Bramble her blog is "Tales from  my craft room." I mainly crochet and Suzanne sews, and sews beautifully I might add. This morming I woke to a early knock at the door by the post man, who handed me the most exquisite wrapped pressent I have ever received.

 Inside well...little packages wrapped in red and white reindeer tissue paper and dressed  with red ribbon bows. I never expected three packages".When I opened each oh what joy three gourgeous embroidery hoops pictures
.Really beautiful these babies are going to be displayed on my wall above the Christmas tree.This lady is so kind there were yet three more beautiful wrapped packages a christmas pressie for me my hubby and daughter. I will post these in the new year.We shall open them on christmas day.I also love the beautiful stamp on the cute christmas card and envelope.
 I want to thank you Suzanne from the bottom of my heart you are so generous with your time.I want to thank you Marriane for organising this wonderfull swap and a new craft buddy.
last but least, here is what I made Suzanne, this a chunky crochet bauble. My inspration needing to wear more jumpers because its freezing, so all I could think of was big thick woolies.
I added thread to the yarn in two golds to add sparkle.i stuffed with fluff and crunchy sparkly paper, so it crunches when it squeezed.

I added some little vintage buttons from my stash and beads , thankfully Suzanne loved it and the chocs.Girls got to have chocs right!
Hope I can Squeeze one more post in before Christmas if not, wishing you all the best christmas ever xxx


  1. Beautiful gifts Joy - the gift swap has been a wonderful experience all round I think! Hugs, Joy xo
    PS A wonderful Christmas to you and yours also, just in case we don't 'get together' again before then xxx

  2. You both made beautiful things for the swap. It looks like this was a very successful and fun swap to participate in. I hope you have a good week. :)

  3. Wow, wonderful ornaments, I love the hoops Suzanne made you they're so pretty and I love the crochet bauble, what a clever idea to add the sparkle thread :) xx

  4. You both gave and received such gorgeous things! I a so glad that you enjoyed taking part in the swap. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
    Marianne xxx

  5. Hi Joy! What a lovely swap on both ends! I hope you had a very happy Christmas, and if I'm not back before the new year, may you have a year filled with all good things! xoxo

  6. Hi Joy - I was so happy to have your little email message, thank you so much for thinking of me! I tried a couple of times to reply by email but the message kept coming back to me as undeliverable so I'm here to wish you and yours the very best of everything that is good and wonderful for 2014 and may it be filled with love, hope, and beauty! Love, Joy

  7. Hi nice that you got your ornaments. Sadly my partner never did send me anything or if she did, it never arrived. I hope she is doing okay because I haven't seen any more blog posts either. I've said a prayer.