Monday, 2 March 2015

Some pretty handmade gifts....

One of the things I enjoy above all about writing this blog is all the other wonderful bloggers that I have met along the way. Earlier this year one of my blogger friends, Leanne of 'Lizzie the Quilter', asked me if I would like to participate in a little swap with her.



We share a love of Tilda fabrics and agreed to make each other something using them. It was such fun choosing the right project to make to send to Leanne. It is always exciting to be working on a 'secret' project!! I posted off my parcel on the agreed date and kept my fingers crossed that Leanne would like what I had made. Then, last week, a package arrived for me all the way from Tasmania filled with some beautiful handmade gifts that Leanne had made and sent for me.



There was a beautiful pincushion which I immediately put beside my sewing machine.  It looks right at home there and I love the dresden plate design!!



Leanne had also made some pretty little lavender sachets shaped like gift tags and decorated with the most exquisite buttons. They smell beautiful!!



Then, last but most definitely not least, a wonderful little quilt with a cute teacup design in the centre.  I have it on my kitchen counter top at the moment where I can admire it!  Thank you Leanne I am delighted with my gifts!!  Leanne also included some sachets of Australian tea and some chocolate but I am afraid I don't have any photographs to show you as I have already consumed them.... delicious!! 




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  1. You have received some delightful little treasures Christine. I have not heard of the Tilda fabrics except for what you have shown on your blog recently. One quick look to their web site and it is instant love! Perhaps it is because now that it is March we are desperate for Spring flowers to make their appearance. I love the quilt patterns they recently showed on the Tilda blog. I have a few soft flowery stash that would be perfect for them. I don't know of anyone who carries their fabric here in the U.S.A. but I will now be on the look out.

    Hope you have a beautiful day. The sun is shining here :) Always a good beginning to the day. Janita

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    1. Hello Janita! I don't think the Tilda fabrics are very readily available in the USA but I think they are starting to creep in here and there... you will have to watch out for them. I just love them!! :) Have a lovely day too.... the sun is also shining here but the wind is VERY cold! :) xx

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  2. What a lovely little collection of pressies!. How fantastic to think someone on the other side of the world made them and sent them to you

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    1. Hello Janet! They are lovely... I am very lucky! It is nice to think someone on the other side of the World made them and I will treasure them! :) xx

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  3. You got nice presents from your swap partner!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you! They are really lovely and I feel very lucky! :) xx

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  4. Isn't it just the best thing when something arrives in your mailbox besides bills and junk mail!!

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! Couldn't agree with you more! Love getting surprise packages in the post!! Have a lovely week! :) xx

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  5. What gorgeous gifts to receive from Leanne Christine! I particularly like the Dresden plate pincushion and also the sachets with the cute buttons. I am sure you sent her some equally beautiful projects!
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

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    1. Hello Alison! They were gorgeous and it was such fun to receive them! I will certainly treasure them! :) xx

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  6. Leanne has sent you some gorgeous things, Christine. Those lavender sachets are beautiful, as are the other goodies.

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    1. Hello Christine! Yes, Leanne sent me some really lovely gifts. I feel very lucky and I shall treasure them! :) x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    das ist schon schön, wenn man solche kleinen Tauschaktionen tätigt, vor allem aber wenn dabei so wunderschöne Kleinigkeiten entstehen! Viel Spaß damit!!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! Thank you! The swap was fun and I shall treasure the gifts I was sent! :) xx

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  8. Oh my goodness--what fun to get all those adorable projects in the mail! I especially love the pin cushion--almost too cute to use!

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    1. Hello Karen! The swap was great fun and I loved all the fabulous gifts that I was sent. I don't think I will be using any of them just admiring them!! :) xx

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  9. Dear Christine,
    you two made a lovely swap and the little gifts are so precious!!!
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Hello Sigrid! Thank you.... the swap was really fun and I love the gifts I received.... I am very lucky! :) xx

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  10. Hello Christine
    I loved making these special projects for you, they look beautiful in their new home.

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    1. Hello Leanne! Can't thank you enough for these beautiful gifts! :) xx

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