First I must say a big thanks to Shelia who blogs at Sewhet.com for organising #StitchingSanta.
Its been a large part my Christmas this year, deciding on the gifts I would send, remembering to post it and then the excitement of receiving and opening my parcel. My recipient was Pippa who blogs at BeadsandBarnacles and shares her blog with her sister Nikki. I had not come across Pippa’s blog before, but from stalking her blog posts I discovered she is a sailor of tall ships who loves ballroom dancing and creative crafts.
I struggled a bit with what to make but eventually decided on useful bits and pieces
I made a holder/keeper for a small pair of silver embroidery scissors.and a matching mouse pin cushion.A mini quilted Christmas stocking.
Quilting clips in a small handmade gift box.A couple of fat quarters and lace trim.bag handles.and some nautical buttons, glass headed pins and some Christmas ribbon.All packed up, off it went.
And I received from my #StitchingSanta from Camilla at Making and marking. I completely forgot to take any photos of the parcel before I opened it, but inside I found…. Camillia was so right about me a (shirt dress loving bag maker) with these two patterns. The shirt dress is definitely in my sewing plans for the new year!A lovely fat quarter.
A lace zip and ribbon
and last but not least 4 beautifully made Christmas coasters. Thank you very much Camilla my #stitchingsanta.