So this year I took part for the first time in the #StitchingSanta organised by the wonderful Sheila at sewchet, pippa had done this last year and was doing both the sewing and the knitting swaps, but I opted just to do the sewing swap. Maybe if I get some more knitting done I might try a knitting swap in the future.
I received my parcel in december and got halfway through opening it before I realised this could possibly be my stitching santa parcel instead of an online shopping delivery… I got my otherhalf to double check that it was wrapped inside and that I wasn’t going to open it early! Luckily it was all beautifully wrapped and I got a glimpse of what was to come before I put it away with the other presents to open at Christmas.
To say I was excited was a bit of an understatement! I mean look at all those wonderful looking packages!
Pippa and I sat down in the evening after the busy Christmas day rush to open our lovely presents, and wow was I blown away by the incredible generosity of my sender! My parcel was sent to me by Kim of This happy homemade life and it was just full of so many goodies!
Pin cushion – so cute, almost too cute for me to stick pins into!
Cookie cutter, handmade apron & Gingerbread recipe book – these will be super useful for doing some bakes.
Vintage tea towel bag with tracing wheel, needles, ribbon, pressing cloth, dressmakers carbon and interfacing & Tissue pattern paper
Liquorice allsorts napkins
Red print fabric
Sewing ‘holdall’ with pockets and needle pads – this looks super useful.
Simplicity dress pattern (which looks like the sort of style I love), an Amy butler tunic pattern, Simple sewing book – I’ve already had a look through this and the lunch bag looks like a perfect use for some oilcloth which I have been wanting to craft with for a little while.
A kit for a felt reindeer
Monochrome Charm squares – hopefully I can make a little quilt with this.
Ferrero rocher angel – this made me chuckle. I absolutely love ferrero rocher and it even has googly eyes!
Wow is all I can say for this present. I’m absolutely astounded by the generosity and creativity of Kim in her creation of this stitching santa. Thank you so so much!
I hope that all of you that took part in the stitching santa enjoyed it just as much as I did!