Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ornament Swap Goodies

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A crochet Christmas tree, knitted star and Lego tree from Little Woolie

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A felt and doily pudding and an embroidered felt bell ornament from Wombat's Picnic

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Oh dear. Teething. I had forgotten how difficult it could be. Just as I have forgotten what an unbroken sleep feels like. So please forgive me if you are waiting on a return email from me. Feel free to re-send any correspondence you think I may have missed. I am endeavoring to make use of all day time napping opportunities. Even going so far as visiting my sister, only to curl up for a nap after an hour, leaving her to mind the children. (Thank you darling, understanding sister!)

I have been waiting for a chance to share the beautiful ornaments I received in the swap. I have been so lucky.  My partners, Jules and Cyndy, both spoilt me with two ornaments - one for me and one for Emerson. While Jules' son made Cohen his own Lego Christmas tree, a massive hit with my Lego obsessed darling. Thank you so much Jules and Cyndy! Your gorgeous ornaments are hanging proudly on our tree alongside our own handmade ornaments, gold baubles and decorations from my Mother and Grandmothers past Christmas trees, making it all the more special.

I'm so pleased with how well the swap went this year. All you clever crafters out there! Thank you all for participating. Would you be interested in doing it again next year?

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Ornament swap house keeping - I know many of you have received your ornaments in the swap, (I love seeing them pop up on your blogs and instagram!) while some of you are still waiting. I have been checking in on late ornaments for concerned swappers, ensuring they have been sent. Some international swappers may still be waiting. I have had a few emails to say that ornaments were sent later than expected, but no emails so far to say that ornaments haven't been sent at all. So I am hopeful everyone will receive their ornaments with time. A few swappers have forgotten to reveal their blog or email addresses with their ornaments. If you can't contact your partner and would like to, shoot me an email. Thanks again! :)

11 comments:

  1. Those are really lovely ornaments.

    And good luck with the teething!
    I am having a rotten mommy day today...thank goodness Daddy R is as understanding as your sister and has taken Toddler C and left the house...I think some alone time is just what I need!

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  2. So glad you like them Christina! I think it has been a lovely swap to be involved in and I'd love to do it again next year. I really hope my other ornament made it to my swappee, I sent it at the same time at your ones, so I will presume it has reached her by now. The only good thing about teething is that it doesn't last all that long, so there is light at the end of the sleep deprivation tunnel! PS. I have to say that photo of Emerson yesterday is just so cute, she is a gorgeous baby! So photogenic! Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. I love the felt and doily Christmas pudd. I'm definately going to sign up for an ornament swap next year. Have a great weekend!

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  4. It was fabulous fun! I would do it again in a heartbeat...and I was apprehensive at first about the commitment. Your new ornaments are gorgeous..all of them.

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  5. Those are all so lovely! I didn't feel like I could participate this year because I have an insanely wild 16 month old. It's hard to get things done with her around. I'm hoping I'll have a TINY bit more free time next year ~ would love to receive gorgeous goodies such as these!

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  6. I didn't know about the swap this year, but have been watching with envy, so would love to participate next year
    xx

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  7. I would love to do this again! So much fun! I'm not sure if my partner received her ornament..I never heard but sent it about a month ago.

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  8. I have really enjoyed seeing these creations Christina..is there some way to compile them all into a post?
    I am definitely keen to participate myself next year.
    x

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  9. Hello! I love the ornaments you received! So much talent participated in this swap. Also, just wanted to confirm I did mail both of mine out and have now received both. Thanks again for organizing this fun swap!

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  10. Hi Christina - here is a link to my blog post about the swap. Thankyou for organising it, it was as much fun giving as it was receiving!http://missmuggins.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/ornamental.html

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  11. I posted to my partner ages ago, I hope they have received it & they like it - they haven't updated their blog in over a year, so I have no idea if they like it or not!

    I haven't received my ornament yet.... patiently waiting!

    And teething, yes, ughh, I remember it so, so well. Poor Emerson. Poor you. Hugs to you both!

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