Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A thrifty gift swap




I'm finally getting a chance to blog again.  This week has been crazy!  Lots of present finishing and wrapping and giving and receiving.  Plus finishing up at work for the holidays - I get Christmas holidays for the first time ever!  That might be the highlight of the festive season this year ;)  I've also been to the library to stock up on some light reading, although when my parcel from Janet's gift swap arrived, I found a new title to bump to the top of the list - Hercule Poirot's Christmas.  I finished it this morning and actually managed to work out who the murderer was for the first time ever, although it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story.  The other book should come in handy for next years crafting!  Also in the box was a few handmade items which are all awesome - a stuffed heart, a candle in a tea cup, a Christmas card and a Pride and Prejudice themed 'print'.  I send my recipient the book so it was a 'great minds' situation!

Below is what I sent to my swap recipient - she doesn't have a blog so I decided to just share it on here.  I'm not sure why my crochet snowman turned out to be so menacing looking but hopefully she likes him anyway...

:)

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  1. That dinosaur sandwich cutter!!!! Tell me you bought that new somewhere so I can go and find one!

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    1. I did! In the Original Factory Shop for £1 :)

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    1. Yay I'm pretty pleased with mine :)

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  3. Love both sets of gifts! (And I NEED that sandwich cutter!!!)

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    1. It's so cool! Making boring food fun ;)

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  4. That Mollie Makes book is ace and the dinosaur cutter - amazeballs! (I wouldn't usually use that sort of phrase but I think that cutter definitely deserves it) :-) xx

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    1. Haha I get you, there is a rare occasion for amazeballs to be acceptable ;)

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  5. phwoar everything in that swap looks scrumptious! and i didn't think your snowman was menacing - until you said so, and then i must admit i giggled a lot at him :) he is gorgeous though! you know I STILL haven't read any Poirot....you watched any yet? :) jenny xx

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    1. I may need to make more to practise ;) Aw no I totally forgot! Finished the book tho so that's something...

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  6. What a lovely idea and I LOVE the sandwich cutter.

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. Yay I hope it was loved on the other end too! :)

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