There is nothing like the excitement of a parcel arriving in the post to get you in the mood for Christmas and today was especially exciting as I recieved a Secret Santa pressent thanks to #craftblogclub!
#craftblogclub is a twitter chat group hosted by the super lovely Emma from Life is Peachy, when I saw that they were organising a Secret Santa I really wanted to take part but I was a bit concerned as with an eleven week old baby I wasn’t sure quite how much I would be able to achieve!
So, which would you like first? What I gave or what I received? Lets go with what I gave.
Now, if this package arrived in the post for you this week, look away now and don’t ruin your surprise!
Have they looked away? Promise?
Ok, this is what I sent….
It’s a textured silver hoop necklace. I love making these, I have one that I wear myself (I’m wearing it in my current profile picture) and I’ve made and sold a few for other people. I really hope my recipient likes it, I have to admit I’m a bit nervous about it!! The pictures here were shot on probably the greyest day ever to hit Essex so apologies for that but I needed to make sure that Santa sent it on his way in time!
And this is what I recieved
What gorgeous packaging! It brought a smile to my face just seeing that!
What a beautiful notebook!! Honestly I was completely overwhelmed that a total stranger had sat down and sewn this for me. There’s so much beautiful hand sewing that’s been done on this, I know it must have taken them ages.
The inside is beautiful too (there’s even a lining!) and the fact that it’s removable means when I’ve finished using all the pages I can transfer it to a new book, how fantastic is that!
So you’ll have to excuse the excessive amount of exclamation notes in this post but I was so overwhelmed with the kindness of my #craftblogclub stranger that I just wanted to tell everyone and say a huge THANK YOU to them whoever they are. Needless to say when I do find out I will be linking to their website from here.
I’m of now for a Christmas break and to fill my new notebook with all the ideas I’m going to share with you in the New Year. Obviously I don’t want you to miss out (as they really are all quite awesome!) so do sign up via email if you don’t already! Happy Christmas y’all, love Kate x