Saturday, 20 November 2010

Stocking Swap Parcel Opened!

Looks like I might be able to get a quick post in before the computer craps out again.  The third photo was looking a little iffy but it's come through.  Hooray!  So quickly, before the connection fails, here is my wonderful Stocking Swap parcel... 

Dear Jille, who I've not known until a few minutes ago, sent me this beautifully handcrafted stocking.  It's made from a lovely off white wool and she has hand beaded the cute Christmas tree.  I do love it very much.  The little gingham pot is a very special touch.  Gosh I am looking forward to Santa filling it up this year.  It's been ages since he left me pressies but now there's no excuse Mr!!

Just look at the pretty little bits Jille popped in the parcel.  I adore that robin card, so perfect in every way.  It's one of those glittery ones that children always love.  And just look at the pretty gingham heart with raffia.  What a sweet little gift.  But what really excites me are the colourful chocolate coins.  The ones in NZ are so boring in plain gold.  I adore these so much and every one of them is still here as I won't let the girls ruin their beauty.  Well who would? Love the gingerbread man lip balm too, so cutesy.

And that is the end of another swap.  A wonderful swap where I have ended up with two new friends.    You have to love that about swaps don't you?  Next time I will show you what was in the other swap parcel.  Sneaky sneaky!

Thank you very much Jille for all the thought and effort that went into making my special stocking.  I'll enjoy following your blog now and thinking of you every Christmas from now on.

10 comments:

Jille said...

I am pleased that you like it!
Jille x

Nana Go-Go said...

What a lovely Christmas Haul - Jille is indeed a brilliant swap partner - we`ve swapped previously!!I love the beaded tree and the pretty gingham basket it`s sitting in. Well done to Swapper and Swappee!!

Betty said...

Lucky you - beautiful gifts.

Serenata said...

Wonderful swap, gorgeous stocking.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Love that little tree!

Lululiz said...

The stocking is so sweet, and Jille has obviously put a lot of thought into it, the gingham basket is perfect for it.

I like those coloured coins as well, haven't seen those before.

VintageVicki said...

Very pretty :)

I've not seen coloured coins in the UK! The advent calendar will have just its usual silver & gold ones unless I can find some.

Clara said...

Such great goodies!

Jille said...

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for popping over and yes I did make the gingerbread man!
Jille x

Shiree said...

that is so gorgeous!