Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Christmas in July (hand-made swap)

I recently took part in the Christmas in July swap hosted by Lisa at Sprouting Creative Wings. I've never taken part before but I did complete the stationery swap earlier this summer and that was great fun too. I received my first gift package with a lovely vintage inspired Christmas stocking from Joanne at A Whole Plot of Love also some craft supplies including lovely hand-made ribbon real and Thornton's chocolates last week followed by a lovely hand made Christmas pudding from Louisa in Australia. It feels quite funny making and receiving Christmas gifts in this hot weather but nothing like getting started early and its always lovely to receive happy post instead of bills.

I have a confession ....... I've already bought some presents and put them in a box in the loft on Sunday night each with a sticky heart post it with the recipients name! So I was already thinking ahead, way too ahead.

For my gift parcels I sent Joanne's first containing a shabby chic Christmas tree, hand knitted egg cosy in Christmas colours, some painted pegs and ribbon reel all wrapped in a cute brown bag with a hand stamped gift tag. I hope that Joanne liked the things I made and my next  secret swap partner.

Christmas in July from Jo at A Whole Plot of Love

Christmas pudding ornament from Louisa in Australia

my Christmas in July gifts I sent out

the Christmas in July gifts I sent to Joanne @ A Whole Plot of Love


Lisa said...

These are all awesome loving everyone's parcels x

Amy at love made my home said...

What lovely things to have sent and received! The Christmas pudding is so cute and I really like the tree that you made! xx

mamasmercantile said...

Such a great idea, some beautiful things made and received. I have a lot of presents made and bought ready for Christmas already too.