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Friday, December 31, 2010

Secret Sister gifts I can share now

For the past 4+ years, I have been involved in Secret Sister swaps with the same group of gals from all over the US.  We have all become very close and some are like bestest friends. Every year before Christmas we do one called the 15 Days of Christmas where we send 15 gifts to one SS and they also send to one and so on.  Anyway, I always like to make a personalized stocking for my SS and fill it as much as I can with the gifts I have purchased.  Now that our swap is over, I can share a few of the gifts that I made for her.

So here is the stocking personalized with her name.  And so you can see the design better, a close-up for you.

It was hard to get a bright shot of the dove with you being able to still see it properly.  I pulled the colors from the fabric and the feathers actually look layered like feathers.  This design is a Sue Box Creation available here.  Her designs are beautiful so be sure to browse around.
I also embroidered her a tea towel and dish cloth for using during the holidays or even just display.

Aren't they the cutest little guys.  I am so hooked on embroidery and personalization.  

This little guy is one of my favorites.

And they are pretty cute too.

I especially wanted Cindy (my SS) to have her very own personalized stocking and she loved them and that's what counts:)  Glad you liked them Cindy {hugs}.
Since I wasn't able to "play" much after Christmas, I will be sharing projects that I did for the craft fair and before Christmas.  I hope to be playing this weekend or maybe today since it is my day off:)
Have fun today!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Apologize............

I first, want to apologize for not being consistent in my posting before Christmas.  I have been a terrible blogger.  It got so busy and trying to stay caught up with orders and family stuff, I ran out of time.  I also started a new job which I absolutely love.  I will, however, be doing my best to keep up on my blogging from this point on.

With that being said, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and that you were surrounded by family and friends.  We had a quiet Christmas, but lots of fun.  Saw some family and talked to others that were further away.  Nothing big planned for the new year except hanging with the kids and watching movies, and playing games.  I can't believe that Christmas came so fast and New Years' is almost here.  The time is flying by.

I do have something to share with you.  It was a custom order for a friend's neice for Christmas.  I absolutely love the colors and simplicity. They only wanted to use the three colors - black, white and kiwi, with a little bling.  Pretty huh?

Here is a close up of the bling and the embellishment.

And the inside, back cover.
Think I will be definitely making some more of these for my craft fair at the end of January.  I missed doing them and it felt good to be able to pull out all the supplies and create.

I do have some items to share with you tomorrow.  So hope you pop back tomorrow.  Enjoy your day and stay warm. 


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