A little while ago I signed up to a Christmas Swap hosted by Jo from French Knots, after I'd done it I had shivers thinking oh my - what have I done!! This was my first swap where I had to actually make something and what appeared to make it worse was that my partner didn't have a Blog so it was quite hard to try and do something not having a clue as to what she actually liked - although we did swap some quite lengthy e-mails.
MaryAnne ( my partner) recieved my swap first ( which I forgot to take a pic of altogether ) and then a few days later I recieved mine. Now at this point I know that MaryAnne is going to be nervous , she has been waiting for this post with trepidation ..
When I opened it the first thing out were these gorgeous crackers , there are actually 4 of them
beautifully wrapped, there is even the strip that makes the crack noise inside along with what sounds like more goodies. These have been put on the tree awaiting our Christmas Eve carpet picnic.
Next were these 2 little felt bags
You can guess who these are for..... Inside the bags were these little guys
How cute are they and beautifully stitched. MaryAnne did say that they weren't quite age appropriate for Baby G and I could maybe cut the bell off --- erm I don't think so. They will be placed higher on the tree until he is age appropriate.
Next out of the package were these amazing figures, to gauge the size baby Jesus is in half a walnut shell and I just could not get a decent picture of him no matter how hard I tried .. but believe me he is tiny and is in a little cape just like Mary and Joseph and just look at the little donkey. MaryAnne tells me that the nativity idea is a Waldorf one. Two of her children are starting at Waldorf school next year.
I've just realised that I haven't taken a photo of the chocolate biscuits that she sent... that is probably because I have hid them on the top shelf of the cupboard as Hub was trying to pinch them. They are called TimTams and will stay on the top shelf until Christmas - fingers crossed.
Last but not least is this little lady, a Waldorf doll. Her dress is a pale pink needlecord and her hat is a pale blue chenille - least I think its called chenille and she is so soft. Can you believe this is the first one that MaryAnne has ever made?
Just look at her gorgeous face and curly hair - so sweet. I have called her MaryAnne after her maker. Mary also happens to be my mams middle name and mine is Anne so a good choice I think.
I feel quite honoured to have a Waldorf doll made especially for me. I'm never very good with words but I do so really appreciate what you have made for me and my family - thank you so much MaryAnne
Now you lot reading my Blog...... should MaryAnne be nervous about having me show all her goodies on my Blog - No and secondly all those who think she should start her own Blog say AYE.
And on my crafting front I've made these wristwarmers , guess what everyone is getting for Christmas.
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