Wednesday 19 December 2007

On the Sixth Day of Christmas . . .

On the Sixth Day of Christmas Martha in Canada gave to me . . .

Honesty the wrapping of these swap gifts is just incredible.

This one is brown paper and crepe paper machine stitched together, this is the front

and this is the back.

And this is The Princess, chief present opener. I wonder if I will be allowed to open my very own gifts on Christmas morning . . .

Clever Martha, this is a brooch, layers of fabric, a printed image and slogan 'in her closet' which have all been stitched together, she must have a good machine! She has then cut it so the raw edge gives a slightly frayed effect. Fabulous!!!!

The day just kept getting better, the courier arrived with my Deck the Halls swap parcel from Deb in Australia. Deck the Halls was to be one handmade ornament and one store bought ornament. More than two packages here!

First of all this fabulous ceramic stocking that Deb handed painted. The Princess can't make off with that, its got MY NAME on it!

Then these cute as, hand stitched mittens hanging off a little wooden hanger. Gorgeous!!!!!

But wait there's more!!!

I love this, a 3 dimensional collage, lovely details, The Princess loves this, we are 'sharing' it!!!!! Can you see the snow man with his bucket of snow balls, cute, cute, cute.

The store bought ornaments, more gorgeous-ness. I haven't seen these in our stores which makes them even more special. I have the perfect tree to hang these on, shoosh, little secret (vintage white tinsel tree, bought on online auction!) Hope it arrives tomorrow.

And there's even more, this cute laminated card, so sweet.

Thanks Deb, for ALL the gifts, The Princess and I love each one.

In one of my wrapping, got to get to the Post Office frenzies, I forgot to take photos of all my Christmas swap efforts, apart from the crap banner for the 12 Days swap!! How's your luck???

I was really happy with what I made Deb and I found her the most fabulous thrift store bought decorations that I had to steer Mum away from. Deb doesn't have a blog, I think she is getting one though, so I can't direct you to her for a photo of what I sent.

Also liked the stocking I made for Analise and I had so much fun filling it. Analise hasn't got hers yet, yes I was late!

Liked the garland I made Penny also. Penny has hers but is the midst of ice storms and power cuts and can't post the photos.

Oh well never mind!!!

I'm off to make a new stocking for The Princess.

Till tomorrow.


12 Days of Christmas Swap said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!1 so how many Christmas trees have you now?? Babes will be pleased!!!
Loved your swaps tho'

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Rachael,
Wow...all these presents....good practise for Princess in readiness for Christmas morning. I remember one Christmas morning many years ago when my 'Princess Jess' was 4, she got up way before anyone else was awake and unwrapped everyones presents for us. Unfortunately, we had no idea who gave us what? LOL

I look forward to seeing what's next to be opened. All beautiful pieces so far.

Siobhan said...

Hi Rachael,

Have fun making those little pudding with your little princess!!! She will love them!!!

That 3 dimensional collage is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it!

Merry Christmas to you and your family Rachael from mine. xoxo

Alison Gibbs said...

Rachael, so many pretty presents for the Princess to open.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachael, such beautiful treasures! Princess must be in so delighted every day! Jenn and Jacqui

Sugar Bear said...

Opening presents is the best! You got some wonderful items - love that 3D collage!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachael, I hv to say Princess is so princess. And roseroom is fabulous. Im a part-time photographer, can I take some photographs for her, if both Princess & U are happy to, absolutely free.

Merry Christmas to all of U! said...

Thank you trader from Trade Me. Have I met you? You can email me. Merry Christmas to you also.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Rachael! Your gifts are lovely! Can't wait to see those ornaments on your new tree!!

Linda said...

What wonderful swap gifts. Everyone is so talented including you and your mom, Rachel. Hope you get your new tree soon,love those little ornaments. Little Princess is have great fun, I think she is practicing for Christmas.
Can't wait to see what comes next. Linda

Anonymous said...

wow what lovelys you received! I remember getting things that were my moms and now I get to open hubbys packages! haha

Anonymous said...

Loved reading your blog, I think this might be my first time here.

I am having a CHRISTMAS HOOPLA GIVEAWAY at Bren's Little Cottage, please sign up..
Also, Help me spread the word.

:) Bren

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Rachael, nice to meet you and thanks for your visit. You have received some beautiful gifts and you have quite an adorable present opener to help you as well. : )

Brittany said...

Hi Rachael!! Wow, you really are hitting the jackpot with all of these treasures!! Lucky you!! I am having so much fun visiting you to see what your next goody will be! Little Princess must think she's went to present heaven!!

CIELO said...

Dear Rachael: In case it gets crazy the next days and we don't get to meeting up here before the weekend, let me wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season and Many Blessings in the New Year!


Artifax said...

Wow!! So much gorgeous mail love!!

I love how Princess is the "chief present opener!" She is so enchanting!

Barbara said...

i am sooo enjoying your unwrapping of the gifts! i was in group 1 and thus far my treats are equally as delicious! Princess is getting in quite the practice! Big holiday HUGZ

Felicia said...

Beautiful mail is such a delight!

bluemuf said...

Hi Rachael. This swap is fantastic. I hope someone has one next year.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel,
Just wanted to stop by & wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. I hope 2008 will bring wonderful things your way.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

what gorgeous goodies you got!!! Happy holidays!! xo Britt

Marina Capano said...

Hi Rachael!
I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and New Year! it is so beautiful and so cute!!!
Regards and Blessing
Marina xo