Okay, I’ve tortured you with all the things I can’t show you, so how about something I can? This is my Secret Santa gift from Stitch Tease, which came all the way from the Czech Republic:
Di was feeling particularly clever, so she doubled up on my request for bunting or an ornament that could go on the door (as I have no tree). Said the flatmate, upon seeing it in the hall, ‘Oh, we decorating for Christmas this year?’ Said I, ‘Yep, that’s it.’ ;o) Well, that’s not strictly true, I’ve also got out the Christmas koala, and a bunch of his little friends, plus a couple of kangaroos, a cactus and a reindeer that ought to hang out on a tree, but with there being no tree just plonk themselves in front of the telly instead…
My impatience got the better of me and I had rent the wrapping paper asunder and hung the bunting before I even thought to take a photo, but here’s what else was in the parcel:
I’ve not opened it yet, I’m saving it for Christmas, but it’s squishy. I’m not sure if it’s meant to be squishy, but that is how the combined postal systems have rendered it. I was also contemplating popping down to the Polish shop at the end of the road to see if anyone could help me identify it (I know, it’s not Polish, but they’re neighbours, someone might know ;o) )
Here’s what I sent to Annabella, who had on her list a wee stocking for Zaki. Now I’m not entirely sure it’s ‘wee’ but it’s certainly a stocking, and what better fabric to choose for a dino-loving wee boy, than this fabric that I had stashed away specifically for making wee boy things, paired with some Sketch and a little perle cotton.
There might have been a little sweet something too, but I didn’t get a photo…
Love the bunting! Can't wait to find out what the unknown goodies turn out to be. I love the stocking you made! The hand stitching is perfect! So fun to finally see what you've been up to!
Christmas pictures would be nice. (o:
Zaki is going to love his stocking – thank you so so much!! Di's bunting is gorgeous and I love the exchange between you and your flatmate on the decorations! Sorry you haven't been well Katy – hoping you are better soon.
Glad you like it! Pernik is actually gingerbread, and I'm sure the polish word is similar. Pernik is very big over here! I can't remember if it was squishy when it left me or not!
Nice bunting! Gingerbread sounds good too, cup of tea and tuck in!
Cute bunting and great 'boy' stocking too! Jxo
The bunting is wonderful!! What a great idea! Make sure you tell us what the squishy stuff is. Love the dinostocking!
Lovely bunting and an equally lovely stocking!
Intrigued by the squishy thing, please let us know what it is when you find out! Juliex
Oh everyone is making and recieving such wonderful things! Lucky you, finally decorating.
Hehe, love your "that's it" comment.
Very cool wee stocking.
Love the bunting and the stocking is not too shabby either!
What a sweet little stocking you made for Zaki. Sometimes swaps are stressful, but it looks like this one was fun for all! 🙂
I love the bunting, and the stocking. Too bad you don't have a tree.
That's the girl, support the Aussie
animals. A little koala and kangaroo sound good. It would look even better if you had a tiny tree. May be a patchwork one.
Cute bunting and perfect boy stocking (though mine would say far too small – want pillowcase size and full!) Are you better yet?
I'm a little late in reading this, but I guess Di already told you she sent Gingerbread. The bunting is so cute. She did good and you now are decorated for Christmas, nice. I hope you are feeling better too.
Sounds like you have a whole festive zoo going on. 🙂 That little stocking for Zaki is so perfect! He'll love those dinos. 🙂
The bunting is a wonderful way to decorate when there's no tree. Why no photos of the kangaroo and koala in front of the telly? I fancy the stocking and I'm not a wee boy so I'd imagine Zaki is going to love it.