Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's Christmas in July pt 2

Hi everyone
About a week ago, I blogged a story about a swap that

I joined with Potter and Butler and the theme was...
Christmas in July. the idea was to create a handmade gift
for our assigned partner, and also make another gift as a
random act of kindness to give to someone who we know
but to keep it secret until the gift was sent.
I sent my randome gift just over a week ago and the post
is just below this one.
This time I have made gifts to give to my assigned partner,
who just happens to be a great friend of mine (we were
accidently paired up by Potter and Butler as they did not
realise that we knew each other, so I guess it was just
meant to be that way ) her name is Lianne. I made some
things that Lianne might be able to use for her gorgeous
young daughters this christmas season, so Lianne, i hope
you will like them :o)
Firstly, I went through my stash of bits and pieces and found
some printed fabric panels that I had brought from spotlight
a little while ago, to make some advent calenders...

The pockets are randomly numbered, with flaps that open to
out to reveal a treat that Lianne can put in for them later this year.

The second one...

I also made some treat bags for her to fill with yummy treats
all hand embroided and fully lined. I have mad a Snowman,
I got the pattern from an old copy of 'Handmade' magazine.
The other one, which hopefully looks like a reindeer (my hubby
says its a bear hahaha), I made the pattern myself for, I wanted
it to be simular shaped to the snowman...

I found a little beaded kit to make these 3 little christmas wreath
ornaments for the christmas tree...

and finally I made some peg angels, these were my own design

So now I would just like to say a big thankyou again to
Potter and Butler for hosting the swap, it has been a fantastic
experience and I would love recommend it to everyone out
there in blogland. I hope to join in the fun again some time.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy crafting!

Peta xoxoxox


  1. they are all awesome she will love them!

  2. what wonderful swap gifts to receive,you are so clever Pete