Sewing Santas

What could be better than a sewing themed secret santa?… I hear you…nothing!!

When I read that my friend, Camilla, had signed up for the #sewingsanta over on Lisa’s blog, I was gutted that I couldn’t participate because I was in the USA. 😦  I even had a little strop!  However, Camilla then told me that she had Jessie comment on her blog saying that she couldn’t get involved either as she lived in Singapore.  Well, a couple of emails later, I had arranged with Jessie that we should do our own international swap between us two!  😀

I have already seen that Jessie has received the package I sent and loved it!  Read about it here.

Her parcel arrived a few days before Christmas.  I was patient and I put it under our tree. When Christmas morning came, it was one of the first presents I opened…with excitement of course!

Jessie included a little note to explain each item.

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1. Jessie had read about my “love” for bias tape and has encouraged me to keep practising with it. How can anyone not love this cute tape?
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2. This purple and green paisley is from a little store in Chinatown and is 100% cotton from Japan. I’m sure that I haven’t declared my love for paisley on the blog but… I love paisley so this was a perfect choice!

3. This blue batik with gold detail is a cotton polyester mix from Indonesia. It’s the closest Jessie can get to traditional fabric patterns so it’s quite a special one!

Jessie picked perfectly for me as I loved everything sent! I’m not sure exactly what I will be making but the items have gone into my stash. Hopefully they will be used for garments soon. 🙂

Onto the next one… Camilla and I arranged our own #sewingsanta too! We had a slightly higher budget, and included a personal couple of gifts to each other too. Again, this one was another present that I was so eager to open Christmas morning! We decided to theme ours with birds or dogs…but I did stray off theme with many of the items I put in Camilla’s parcel :-/

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This gorgeous fat quarter is by Michael Miller and has a dog on it….enough said!
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Equally as lovely, this blue patterned fabric will be perfect for a top I think!

Westie buttons and a gorgeous mixed bag containing birds and a few other animals. 🙂

I was so pleased to see these little scissors as I have always wanted a pair but have just never got round to buying any.

Some pretty birdy ribbon which I think I will use on a bag or purse.

Extremely cute edging 😀

I have never used this type of chalk before so I’m looking forward to marking patterns out with this… and a Maoam bar!

Camilla sent me a few more bits too that weren’t sewing related but will feature in other blog posts soon! Again, I loved everything and I will now be hoping that I can get involved in a #sewingsanta every year. These presents made Christmas morning even more exciting for me!

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9 thoughts on “Sewing Santas

  1. I’m glad you didn’t miss out after all – it’s such a fun thing to do isn’t it? Lovin’ the bird ribbon – haven’t ever seen anything quite like it!

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