Argh am I the last to claim my spot? Here are all my parcels waiting to be opened!
On the first day of Christmas my partner sent to me....
A beautiful lapis lazuli TOL pendant and pretty earrings to match
On the second day of Christmas my partner scared me!
I have a book I read in the toilet (sorry for TMI!) my husband has kindly leant me one of his two bookmarks as I don't have one.
I love notebooks but haven't been able to find one I love with plain paper (ie not lined) but have been looking for one to sketch jewellery designs etc.
Edel didn't know any of that. But never the less I received....
More lapis on the bookmark which I still love, and beautiful magical mushrooms on the notebook, which led to a hilarious convo with my husband
Backstory: although I love magical mushrooms/toadstools I am phobic of them as a foodstuff. (Yes I know it's a crazy phobia!)
Me: wow it's mushrooms
Hubby: oh I better have it then
Me: no I love mushrooms
Me: NO I don't mean that, I love magic mushrooms
Me: No, I don't mean that either!
(Don't know if it's the same worldwide but here in England Magic mushrooms are an illegal drug)
Anyhow, thank you Edel I'm well chuffed with both days so far
On the third day of Christmas my partner sent to me two awesome tree decs that I love, they are SO clever! And I love buttons!
On the 4th day of Christmas my partner sent to me a lovely hanging heart ornament and something that I think smashed in the post
was it a button wreath? I have a glue gun so will have a play at fixing it!
On the 5th day of Christmas my partner sent to me, a fab Ratty stamp(?) which I love
and a wonderful Arsenal pouch for my amazing husband
Chris loves his new pouch and asked me to pass on his thanks. I love receiving things for him as I always struggle with what to make for him!
On the 6th day of Christmas my partner sent to me......omg.....beads! And earring hooks and beads and charms and beads! (I am slightly bead obsessed and love these, thank you, thank you!!
On the seventh day of Christmas my partner sent to me:
Heart shaped LED lights! Love them
On the 8th day of Christmas my partner sent to me, the most AMAZING ratty tote bag that I will be using regularly! I can't tell you how much I love this! I love handmade or unusual bags, I love and collect ratty things but struggle to find much, for some peculiar reason they're not very popular! And I am totally addicted to purple, so this bag is SO me! My husband took one look at it and said "wow that's very you"!!! Thank you so much Edel
It even has a pocket inside -look
On the 9th day of Christmas my partner sent to me, a stunning labradorite and (carnelian and Aqua marine???) pendant. I am seriously obsessed by labradorite and this is a particularly amazing one!
did you make the setting for the stones yourself? It is so perfectly shaped for the stones!
Showing some of the amazing colour play in the labradorite
Every time I open a present I think wow Edel has made me the perfect item, nothing else can be as good as this, and yet, somehow everyday is just that little bit more perfect than the last!
When I knew I'd got Edel as my partner I hoped and wished she would make me a Top, she made one for me and one for my husband in a previous swap and we both loved them, mine grew tatty through over wearing but my husband wears his to this day (it was a good few years ago we swapped!
Anyway, without further ado my partner sent to me...
I love, love, love it! Thank you SO much Edel! Tomo I may even take an action shot!
Action shot as promised, though my husband didn't do a good job of capturing the rat!
On the 11th day of Christmas my partner sent to me, an amazingly awesome messenger bag! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this! Like many women I have a thing for handbags, but luckily for my husband I don't love expensive ones but quirky and/or hand made ones! This again is so me, I can't believe how well Edel got me this swap!
I can't believe I only have one present left! Anyone up for a 366 days of Christmas swap starting Jan 1st?
A pic of inside showing two pockets
I can't decide whether I am happy or sad about today's present! It is THE most amazing thing I've ever received in a swap so that makes me happy, but it is also the last of the two days and it has been an amazing swap - Edel, I really hope I get to swap with you again, thanks for being such an awesome partner!
So, on the 12th day of Christmas my partner gave to me......a kick A quilt, a big quilt, a big purple quilt, a big purple kick ass quilt! It completely blew me away! I love love love love it! Thank you SO much! My husband couldn't get it all in the shot so I will take a better one over the next couple of days, but here is a picture so you can all see the awesomeness and the smile on my face!