WARNING: Picture heavy post!
Last week, Thursday I think it was, I received my paperbag swap parcel from my partner, Claire.
All beautifully wrapped, and I love the stripy string Claire used! You will notice in the above picture that the top parcel is labelled "early christmas present" - well of course I opened that one first!! Yes, I admit I have no restraint whatsoever! Inside was this lovely stocking...
which contained these lovely little parcels...
which contained all these lovely goodies!
You can't really see it properly, but the book is a colouring book, full of winter scenes...
I love it! Such an original idea. Anyway, onto the main parcel, which contained the items made with the fabric I had sent to Claire - once again, beautifully wrapped in pink tissue paper and ribbon.
The sweetest little fabric and felt house picture, in a lovely antique effect frame.
A GORGEOUS fabric owl garland, already hanging in pride of place in my hallway. Not sure if you can see but the letters on the owls spell out "WELCOME"
This last item is in fact an apron, which I just realised I didn't get round to photographing in it's entirety but, trust me, it's beautiful! It has the two hexagon flowers on the front, the back is lined in pretty pink gingham and there are sweet little daisies embroidered on the waistband. (I will try and get a proper pic of it for next time - promise!). I admitted to Claire that I don't actually wear aprons at home normally, but I think she might have changed all that! Thank you SO MUCH Claire, I love all the goodies you sent me and I just hope you will like what I'm sending you.
I'm aiming to post my parcel to Claire tomorrow, so will hopefully be able to show you what I made for her later this week. To all the other paperbag swappers - please do let me know once you have blogged about your parcels so that I can pop by and check them all out!
Tomorrow I shall be back to tell you all about the wonderful Country Living Christmas Fair.
See you then!