Tuesday, 18 December 2007

On the Fifth Day of Christmas . . .

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, Holly gave to me . . .

This delightful green bag with a Fleur de Lisle hand painted on the front.
My sweet Princess waiting to open the bag. I'm loving this daily ritual we have with opening these swap gifts. Next year I am going to do the 12 days of Christmas with her, not just the gift giving, receiving part, all of it.
Holly made this amazing pendant which is actually a fridge magnet.
I love it, it is so appropriate for this swap as it is called the Artful Christmas. You can only just see, to the side of the hand is the word 'create' and then sitting on the hand is the word 'art'. This is sealed with resin.

Thank you so much Holly.

I can't imagine what hostessing this swap must have been like for Holly. She had three groups of 12 people, 36 in all and she was a participant in each group. Not only did she have to co-ordinate the swap, she had to wrap and send 35 boxes of gifts back out into the world. On top of all of that she had to make 33 of the same gift!!! I couldn't cope with 12!!

The creations have been incredible, if you would like to have a look click here http://artfulchristmas.blogspot.com/

See you tomorrow.

9 comments:

Alice W. said...

Your daughter is too cute! How fun with the swap gifts for the days of Christmas!

Felicia said...

Aw, what a sweetie pie! And I love that pendant.

Gail McCormack said...

What a wonderful idea, it must have kept you busy! Your little Princess is gorgeous.

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Oh my goodness, your little girl is SOOOOO cute!!! What a sweetie!

She'sSewPretty said...

That's a cute little pendant/magnet. Your princess is a cutie too!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Gorgeous goodies you have been receiving! Love them all :))

Kari & Kijsa said...

Five is definitely a good day- wonderful pendant- love the twelve days of Christmas idea!

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Rachael, we are loving these posts :) Jenn and Jacqui

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a fabulous swap and aren't you a lucky gal. I think there is a rule somewhere that when you have a daughter, everything that is your is hers....hmmm??? Yours is certainly a LOVELY princess. I bought some new makeup a few days ago and couldn't find it until my teenage d told me it was in her purse!!!! (It's kind of odd, but I even love this part of having a dd)! Such cute presents you have received!