#StitchingSanta – My Reveal!

Oooh, I had a lovely Christmas. Presents, food, family and fun – pretty much sums it up.
I’m here to share just a snippet with you – my #StitchingSanta present! As you may know I took part in this sewing-style secret Santa, organised by the lovely Sheila @ Sewchet. You may have already seen my post giving you some insight into what I gave my recipient – who was Jane at Jane Makes! I was really happy to get her, as I had won her fabric giveaway a couple of months ago; it was nice to give something back.

Now I’m going to share with you what I got! I forgot to take a photo of the prezzy all wrapped up, but it looked very exciting!

My gift-giver (?!) was… Corrine at Appleby Makes! Yaaayyy! Here’s what the lovely lady sent me…

A stocking! I LOVE this! This is what all my other prezzies were wrapped in – I should have taken a pic! It was a great idea!

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I would never make a stocking for myself – not because I don’t want one, I just wouldn’t be so selfish haha. And if I did, it wouldn’t be as fancy as this one. It’s fabulous.

Several lovely goodies were wrapped individually inside. There’s this tree decoration which I love – I’ve never seen one like this before.

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And some amazing pattern weights. Yes Corinne, they survived! I used them last night to cut into my Liberty jersey (I’m making a Deer & Doe Plantain) – they’re great! It’s funny because I made one pyramid-shaped pattern weight only about a week ago thinking I want some, but I made just the one and couldn’t be bothered to make any more. So now I won’t bother! 😀 😀 #stitchingsanta

And how about this for some sparkle? Oooh what shall I make?! It’s a stretchy knit fabric! Gorgeous!

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Maybe one of these tops? I thought it was a great idea to give a printed PDF pattern. I might pinch that idea! The printing part of PDF patterns is annoying for me since my printer plays up! It looks like a great pattern too – my kind of style, well done Corrine! I didn’t have any from the brand either! 🙂

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Last but not least, here’s a little handmade pouch. It’s adorable. And inside was a couple of packs of teeny buttons! They’ll be useful I’m sure.

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Oh also Corrine included this card to give the game away – and I guess the illustrator was her daughter from the writing on the back of the card! Nice work!

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And finally, I have to say I love her little stamp on the tag attached to my stocking. How sweet is that?

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THANK YOU so much, Corinne. I’m so happy with it all, honestly.

Happy New Year!!

Beth x

Dare I Mention Christmas…

I’m going to have to start thinking about the joys of Christmas now that I have just signed up to the sewing bloggers’ answer to Secret Santa… ‘Sewing Santa’!

It’s basically a Secret Santa (although it doesn’t have to be secret) between sewing bloggers. So you are guaranteed a sewing-related present at Christmas! WOW. Have I got your attention? Head over to Stitched Up From the Start to find out more, and join in by midnight tomorrow!

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Ahh, exciting!!

I do have a finished project to share with you, but this has overtaken its need for publishing because the deadline for signing up is TOMORROW, and I wonder if any of you lovely lot would like to join before it’s too late?!

Now to narrow down the many, many sewing goodies I could wrap up for my recipient….

Beth x