Christmas Swaps

A couple of months ago Deborah from Sweet Fallen Angels suggested a Christmas tree decoration swap. I thought it was a great idea, I make a handmade Christmas decoration for someone whilst someone else is making one for me! I love Christmas and especially a handmade Christmas. I signed up immediately.

I’ve been secretly sewing  away my present which I will show you in the next couple of days. We had to have them in the post by the end of November as it was an international swap. So I’ve also been eagerly anticipating an arrival of a parcel from somewhere!

I was very surprised yesterday when not one but two little parcels arrived!

The first parcel I opened was from Linda of Linda’s Cr8tions, all the way from America. She has been secretly knitting a gorgeous gnome for me, isn’t he cute! I love his cheeky little round nose poking out above his woolly beard. It’s such fine knitting too, it’s lovely to have a knitted decoration as it’s something I never do, I have knitted years ago but I’m really not very good and it takes me FOREVER so I do admire beautiful knitting. I know just where he’s going to go at Christmas, he will look great on our mantelpiece next to the Santa’s and the reindeer! Thank you Linda 🙂DSC_0001 (1)

The second was a complete surprise, a lovely peg doll angel from Deborah as a thank you for taking part. She’s beautifully made with hand embroidery and beading, she’s all dressed up for Christmas with a silk skirt, a glitzy top, a little beaded necklace and of course a pair of gold wings. I can even move her legs and arms so she’s dancing! She will look lovely on our Christmas tree, skipping across the branches. To add to this, she was wrapped in a square of pretty quilting cotton which goes nicely with the collection I’ve just put together for my next Sarah Fielke quilt.DSC_0002

So thank you to Deborah for organising the swap, and especially for my little angel, it’s been a lovely start to Christmas.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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12 Responses to Christmas Swaps

  1. Mary says:


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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    They are so sweet. A lot of detail on that angel. I have never mastered knitting either. I am always amazed at what people can do with two needles.

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  3. Laura says:

    How fun, and the ornaments are really cute! Making memories! 🙂

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  4. Jane M says:

    Both gorgeous, can’t wait tosee what you made

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  5. nanacathy2 says:

    Both of these are so cute. I love the gnome he makes me chuckle.

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  6. Oh – they are both so different and yet both so lovely…wonderful surprises

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  7. val says:

    I love them both too!

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  8. wybrow1966 says:

    Thank you so much for being part of the swap, it is lovely to have a reason to make things. I simply love your gifts – both decorations are beautifully made and everything was wrapped with real thought. A lovely pre-Christmas treat.


  9. tialys says:

    What a lovely idea. I’m sort of missing the ‘Secret Sewing Santa’ this year but i know how busy Sheila must be with house selling/buying/moving so I wasn’t really expecting it to go ahead. Love the knitted gnome 💖

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  10. lbick says:

    So glad he made it safely. I’m glad you like him too. He was a lot of fun to make. Would love to see a picture of him with Santa and reindeers on your mantle.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  11. Catherine says:

    These are very beautiful and will look lovely on your tree! It was a lovely idea of Deborah’s and I too enjoyed taking part!

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