Monday, November 28, 2011

... and it's not even December yet!!

Today Mr Postie made a personal visit ....

(actually he arrived just as I dropped old vegetable bits for the compost ALL OVER  me and the veranda... I bet he chuckled all the way home!!!)

but I cheered up when I saw what arrived...

well ... I had to clean myself up before opening them.... 

Sharon and I were swap partners for Once a Season Swap and a Candlemat Swap.......

now if you haven't met Sharon pop over to her blog HERE... she does amazing work  and uses such lovely fresh colours..... I just know you will be inspired.....

This is the Summer parcel .... look at the cutest bag in the world ....

and full with these beautiful goodies...

such a pretty cushion pattern and the prettiest fat quarters... with some yummy jelly sweets and lip balm - all perfect for summer...

and this gorgeous Candlemat with a lovely scented candle... the whole parcel was scented....

and can you see the lovely bon-bon (filled with candy canes) that came too.. and look at the lovely star on the tree.....

Now - that is all just awesome...... thank you so much Sharon..... I am flawed by these lovely, lovely gifts....

I made Sharon a summery bag.... this is a design by Jenny of Elefantz and I used mostly fabrics from Nest by Valerie Wells.... 

the rose design is very sweet.... 

and lots of pockets for all those important goodies that need to be carried....

and for the candlemat I used a pattern designed by Annette .....

I forgot to send the Christmas goodie with the summer present so that went in the post later....

Thanks Cheryl for hosting these lovely swaps and thanks Sharon for such wonderful gifts .......

now if you excuse me I have some prettiness to stroke and dream about ....


  1. lol,your funny.What beautiful swaps between you 2 girls,stunning gifts and i love the colours Fiona that you did the bag in,well done to the both of you.

  2. what a lovely parcel of goodies!! Sharon has made such beautiful gifts.
    Your bag stitching is fantastic, gives a great effect. I love it.
    Happy fabric fondling!

  3. What wonderful gifts, both to you and what you made.


  4. Fun swaps! I really like that mat design that you did.

  5. Both bags and candle mats are lovely!
    Sweet fabric dreams :o)

  6. More lovely goodies. I do like both candle mats, and the bag you made is lovely. I thin the postie would be quite happy because you didn't spill everything on him!!

  7. You both have sent and received such beautiful gifts. Both those bags and the candlemats are gorgeous.

  8. You both did very well there. Lovely gifts.

  9. Nice gifts all round! You both did very well I think..some lovely things for this time of year! Well done!
    Sorry that I paired you both up AGAIN! Ooppss :(

  10. Aww very nice all around. I am hoping to have a few little goodies to send, probably by the end of next week :)(i have a very important family weekend coming up this weekend at got in the road :P)

  11. How exciting such beautiful gift both given and received.

  12. Hello Fiona,

    Oh it was worth while cleaning yourself to open those lovely gifts. Have fun with your new fabric. Love the candlemat.
    Happy days.

  13. Lovely fabrics & gorgeous presents for both of you. Nice of you to give the postie a laugh now that he is entering his busy season, a bit of light relief for him. Tracee xx

  14. wow what amazing pressie's you both have made.....

  15. Fiona, you both have been so spoilt... gorgeous pressies...

  16. Gorgeous gifts - both given and received. Isn't it exciting when parcels arrive. Such a thrill. My three year old sings happy birthday to me every time and "helps" me unwrap them. Not sure who is the most excited........

  17. What a great little package from the postman ,lots of wonderful goodies , that bag is so cute and those fat quarters sure look like summer . I also love the bag and candle mat you made for Sharon , lovely!!hugs Sheila

  18. Wow Sharon really spoiled you, such lovely gifts!! I love what you made her too!

  19. Lovelies....I got my candle mat in the mail Saturday, need to pot a photo of it.
    Mama Bear

  20. what fantastic gifts Bubz, made and received....and you blew me away this morning when I opened my goodies from you....thankyou so very much...xx

  21. Congrats Val! And you are so right, the bag in your Summer Parcel is just too cute.

  22. Wow, both bags and Christmas mats look amazing, absolutely beautiful!

  23. Your photos are making me drool!


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