Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas in July

How exciting to be able to unwrap my parcel from Jan.

The "wrapping" was this lovely Christmas panel that has me thinking overtime how I will use it. Lots of possibilities that I could do. Thanks Jan.

Firstly I found this Christmas stocking which will be hung with pride at Christmas time. 

Then there was this cute reindeer pouch and the next photo shows the lovely fabric lining the bag.

Tucked inside the pouch were these goodies. A stitchery featuring 2 reindeer with 2 cute little wooden buttons to put on it. Also a wooden Santa Christmas ornament to hang on the tree by an Australian designer. The handmade card has some cheeky cockatoo Christmas fabric stuck on the front of it from the next pressie.

Here is the Cockatoo fabric on this gorgeous cushion cover. It gives a real Australian theme to my Christmas in July. Beautifully hand stitched Christmas tree on the front. I had just the right sized cushion inner that I could pop inside.

Thank you Jan for all my goodies and the time and effort you put into it just for me.


A fun swap thank you Cheryll for organising it for us. My swap partner hasn't received hers yet due to post delays which I am sorry about. Details will follow when she gets it.  I have had fun entering into it and now I have a new blog friend and blog to read in Jan's LITTLE RED HEN.

Thanks everyone.



  1. Lovely gifts especially the little pouch but then I love pouches like this one, enjoy :) Barb.

  2. Beautiful gifts Sue from Jan,enjoy .xx

  3. A real fun swap - love the Cockatoo fabric on your card and cushion cover xx

  4. Your gifts are all gorgeous...

  5. Lovely presents! It must have been hard waiting to open! I am still waiting for mine to arrive.......soon!

  6. Greetings from across The Ditch, Sue, and thank you for your lovely pics and comments. I had lots of fun choosing fabrics and projects to make and send to you. This was such a nice swap to do. See you again in Blogland.

  7. How lucky for you that you already had the insert. You can use the cushion straight away

  8. These gifts are so adorable.

  9. A fun idea to wrap the gifts in another gift! These are lovely! And nice to meet another kiwi blogger :-)

  10. WOW...gorgeous gifts from Jan. HaPPY ChrisTMaS in JuLy... HoHoHo.
    Oh & your partner has now received her parcel too. xox

    1. Thanks, Cheryll. My parcel did get away on time but last Friday was a public holiday where she lives and she wasn't going back to the post office until Tuesday afternoon. I'm glad she finally has it. I look forward to hearing what she thought of what I made.