kbrison sent me two boxes. One was marked perishable so in the frig it went. I got a pm saying it was ok to open as it included an extra
an extra!!!!! just look at this fantastic Nestle butterscotch fudge
2 round tubs and it tastes terrific. OMG I love fudge, I am in heaven!!!! I had the perfect dish to display it on. Popping 1 in the freezer for later....kbrison also sent me the recipe!!!! Win win!!!!
Here is also a peek at all my pretty presents!!!! Hoping to get my tree up over Thanksgiving break, then update a proper photo!!!!
Tree has not been put up yet...life happened but maybe by the end of this week......DAY 1
So excited to start opening.....today I received 8 fantastic crocheted snowflake coasters....... could used then as ornaments but so needed some seasonal coasters...these are perfect in size and they have a winter theme that I can use until spring I do not crochet ...ummm maybe just a little but really no patience, they are perfect!!! I also have a few packages labeled extras so I splurged and found inside this package some vintage buttons.....I am such a hoarder of buttons, can never have enough as far as I am concerned.....
And just look at this cute tissue paper sewing gingerbread...who ever knew!!!!!DAY 2
Today when I opened I found two adorable ornaments!! One is pieced from the perfect fabrics. The stars are silver so shiny and bright. I love this pattern and of course the cute little star button on top. So well made! Then also packed inside was an adorable felt snowman....Just look at his peppermint striped chenille earmuffs. He is so cute and I have named him sparkle.......so need to get my tree up!!!!
sorry folks I am having trouble getting photos to rotate...worked well yesterday but can't seem to get it to cooperate today!DAY 3
the gift I unwrapped yesterday was made to decorate me!!!! I love snowmen and this wonderful snowman necklace on a silver chain just melts my heart!Day 4
Today the gift that I opened was full of Christmas tree ornament hangers.....they could be used alone but I have plans to use them to hand my decorations and may just have to steal this idea and make more.DAY 5
Kbrison is the best she sent me a PM pointing me in the direction of the next gift to open. I have been opening them as they are numbered small 1 small 2 etc. then move to medium 1 etc...... The next gift in line marked small day 5 was the one in question! Karma, how cool is that? Todays gift was a charm bracelet that matched the necklace that I opened on day two....Plan was to wear the necklace today, which I did but I also had a matching bracelet....How cool was that? Several co-workers attempted to make me be nice and give both away....but I held fast.....told them join craftster and you too can get some awesome gifts.....none of them craft so chances are slim.
Here is my necklace again! I just love this set!
I managed to get ,y tree up today so I am adding a picture of it with my pezzies still to open.DAY 6
Today I received the cutesiest gift tags. They have owls on them. Super cute. I do have a few packages to wrap so these will be put to good use!
This swap has really put me in the Christmas mood! I decided to wrap a few packages today and use the tags that kbrison sent to me. Don't they look fantastic.
I opened an extra just because......inside there were 3 Christmas cross stitch kits that will be started during my holiday time off that starts in 2 weeks I forgot to snap a picture so I will add those tomorrow! But I also got 3 adorable gingerbread men ornaments......I usually have a gingerbread themed tree in my den but it has not been put up yet so for now they are on the one in the living room. I also took pictures of my first 2 ornaments hanging on the tree with my cut new hangers.DAY 7
Todays gift was a soap making kit......I am so excited about this....I have never tried to make soap but have always wanted too.....and it is perfect Tie Dye a favorite of mine. One of the shapes is a peace sign!!!! My tree skirt is tie dye fleece and I have tie dye stars all over it! again I think kbrison has been in my house.....gonna have to talk t BF about that.....maybe Santa gave her a key!!!!DAY 8
Yesterdays gift was needed so very bad....Just look at these two dish towels...perfect for my kitchen. They are double thick meaning the towel was cut in 2 and they look the same on both side, double thickness! I just love the crocheted button. A craft I do not do well or I would probably make a hundred or so of these.Day 9
Super spoiled today with not one but two mug rugs! One is a seasonal snowman so love this cute fellow and look at the back...it was quilted with a snowflake!
mug rug two is extra special....parrots....and it was quilted with my user name quaggy.....hard to see in the photo. OMG do you see the skunk between the two snowman?
I listed this as my favorite animal in so many swaps! I call it my eye spy mug rug....I spy a racoon, 4 rabbits, a fox, 9birds, a deer 1 snowman and 1 snowwoman. I must say these are perfect and the binding was hand sewn and so professional. Also a sweet treat to bake up.....
The back side fabric!
My coasters from a few days back! just because..............DAY 10
Todays gift was a double sided apron that I so needed. I tend to make these for swaps but never me. I love the fabrics that she used and have already put this to use!DAY 11
I was so spoiled with this gift!!! 6 Reversible placemats..........the fabric is perfect......and I know the time and love that went into these. from the decorative quilted stitching to the hand sewn binding........... I will cherish these forever!!!!!!Day 12
A much needed new wreath......I have already placed it outside my front door. It was night time so this is this best picture I could snap!!!!!!!
It was wrapped in a cute piece of gingerbread fabric that kbrison stitched together with a very long stitch so I could remove it easily and use the fabric for something else. So thoughtful!!!!
I was so spoiled and had the best partner......we connected in our PMs to each other through out opening days....Tis the season for magic!!!!!