Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Swaps and Pics

This week I have been lucky enough to receive both my swap parcels so I have photos yay

First up the advent swap, I was paired with Sarah and this year decided I'd make and decorate boxes for each day and then fill them. Obviously I can't show you what's in the boxes but here they are..
Made really easy but gorgeous flowers to decorate them

And these are my advent gifts from Sarah sat ready for me to start opening, roll on Dec 1st
Then my Christmas Dec swap, I was paired with Rosalily (Pen) and made her this garland 
and then off course included a selection of lovely bits
 When I got home yesterday on the doorstep I found a parcel (don't you just love the way you pay for special delivery etc and the postman just abandons the parcel on your step for anyone to help themselves to or to be ruined by the weather!! sorry I'm ranting)
Anyway back to the parcel it was my swap from Pen
Lots of lovely little packages
Card decorations
 Cute pastel felt decorations
 More felt decorations (sorry fuzzy photo)
 Painted wooden decorations, I love the doves
 And a fuzzy one (dec not pic hey)
Some lovely papers
 A fat qtr, ribbon and little fuzzy balls

Thank you so much to both of you.

Anyway yesterday was a glorious day so I took my camera with me when we headed to the beach

As soon as we got out of the car Daisy heard another dog bark on the beach and took off
 It was her pal Gertie (an enormous Newfoundland who lives two doors along from us)
The next hour was spent wallowing in the water with gertie

And charging around the beach with Cindy (gertie sister?)

Days like these I really appreciate where I live.

Unfortunately today is blowing a gale and G has very kindly given me his manflu so I'm not feeling great but have too much to do for Saturdays craft fair so up and at it..

Oooh forgot to mention pop over toThat Crafty Fish for a chance to win the new Pip Lincolne book Make Hey!!

Happy Crafting


Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Glad you liked your swap, cant believe that even a SD parcel gets left on the doorstep, good old Royal Mail! xxxx

Liz said...

Your swaps look great. The dogs seem to be having great fun on the beach!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Kandi said...

Gorgeous goodies, I love the garland with mittens and stockings, very cute!
Hope you feel better in time for the craft fair this weekend!
Kandi x

VintageVicki said...

Look forward to seeing what is hidden inside all those advent parcels :)

Daisy looks like she's having loads of fun - what a gorgeous place for walks :)

Country Girl said...

I'm so looking forward to the Advent Swap - mine is nearly ready to post so must get on!