I know its only just over a week until Christmas, but until the last day or two I haven't felt very festive. We have had a wonderful Nativity Play in school and that always helps to make me feel Christmassy. My one and only craft fair was last week, that went well, so now I feel that I can now relax and finish a few (who am I kidding!) handmade gifts and also put the finishing touches to my Crows and Roses Christmas Swap. The reason I haven't posted it to my swap partner yet is because I changed my mind completely about what I wanted to make more than half way through fnishing the first. I'm terrible at things like that, if I don't like what I am making then nothing will make me finish it, so it has gone to a box to join my other half finished craft items. I will post a photo of that swap as soon as my partner has received it (and I have finished it lol).
I have also been involved in another swap, the Christmas Ornament Swap, and I have been very fortunate to be partnered with a lovely patient (I will explain later) lady in Norway. We both posted our gifts to each other on the same day, within 3 days I received May Kristin's beautifully handstitched gifts. They are so very lovely, they were also wrapped in a beautiful bag with polka dot ribbon (in my haste and excitement to open it I forgot to take photos of the packaging).
As I said she is a very patient lady as there is still no sign of my handstitched gift arriving in Norway. I am so very disappointed and very frustrated with the postal system. It is now over two weeks since I posted it, so today I decided enough was enough and I posted her another gift, as it is not fair that she should miss out on the swap. I have fingers, toes, knees crossed that she will receive this gift at least in time for Christmas. Oh the joys of our wonderful postal system, next time I think I will use pigeon post lol!
This is my swap gift from May Kristin isn't it beautiful. I know it is supposed to be an ornament swap for the Christmas tree but I love them hanging on my mantelpiece, at each end, as she was kind enough to send me two - THANK YOU MAY KRISTIN, I really hope your gift arrives with you soon.
UPDATE: My Christmas Ornament (the first one I posted!) has now arrived with May Kristin - YEY!!!