Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas what a wonderful time of year!

I hope everyone has has had a lovely Christmas.
Now all the chaos of the week running up to the big day is over, it's back to relative normality for a few days at least.

I was spoiled by my DH who bought me a Crochet Blanket kit by Attic24 at Wool Warehouse  I can't wait to start it, but I must finish my Granny Stripe one first. I'm making good progress on it though.
I have a couple of swaps to share first is the cutest cracker that Tracy sent me in the Mad About Bags Cracker swap.

These are the goodies I received.

 There was a beautiful felted Robin on the front and lots of goodies inside. The Robin has found its spot on my tree and is happily swinging away.
And sent. 

Next is my Santa Sack Swap goodies from Rachel.

Cheryll hosts this swap every year and I really look forward to it. It's a definite must on my Swap Calender. 
These are the fabulous gifts she sent I was truly spoiled. 

 Rachel also popped a crochet stocking in full of chocolate coins for Lily.
She loved getting a gift too.
Thanks Rachel.

This is what I sent for Rachel. 

Great minds think alike we both sent and received washers and soap :) 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Melanie xxx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Wreath Success

I made my first Christmas wreath yesterday. 
If i do say so myself I'm really happy with how it turned out. 
My friend Pat supplied me with the bits and I set too yesterday evening.
I don't think my kitchen has ever looked so messy there was straw and pine needles everywhere. It soon cleaned up though. 

I think it's going to be a christmas crafting day today. Hopefully Lily will join me and we'll put some festive music on and have a few mince pies while we craft away.

Have a great weekend. 

Melanie xxx

Friday, 5 December 2014


Here are a couple of Swap parcels that have made their way through the Christmas post to my doorstep. 

The first one is a Biscornu Swap hosted by the wonderful Ingrid over at Mii Stitch 
Stacey made these wonderful things for me. She was so generous 
My beautifully stitched Biscornu.
A cute Scandi shoe.
Thank you Stacey I loved them.


My second parcel came from Kira. This was a mini Sack Swap.
She sent lots of beautiful goodies. 
The sweet treats she sent were a real treat, both were Pecan based and I have to say Pecans are my absolute favourite.

I  can't believe how generous people are when participating in Swaps. 
Thanks to all the Swap Mamas and participants. You're Great!


I have been crafting a little too. 
These Poinsettia's are so simple and require no sewing only glue.
Here is the tutorial link.
They look fabulous as a brooch, hair clip or present trim.

Have a great weekend/

Melanie xxx