Tuesday, December 6

Slightly Stressed Secret Santa

Secret Santa Swaps. It's not something we usually do over here, but I signed up for the crafty Twitter Secret Santa Swap anyway. :)  I always get a bit stressed about the swaps I do, mostly because I fear that whatever I make or send is not 'good enough'. And while the Secret Santa Swap hosts said that it was absolutely not necessary to include a handmade gift, I saw so many lovely handmade stuff pop up on Twitter and Flickr that I  thought I'd at least make this fabric gift bag. The pattern is from *that* book that I'm in (I will not mention it anymore until it is in print, promise) and it so happens that I saw the pattern pop up on the Sew Mama Sew blog yesterday as a freebie!

Update: and with all the Swap talk in this post....look what arrived just after I finished my blog post!

Some awesome goodies from my Feeling Stitchy colleague Jo! We agreed on sending each other a book (from our personal 'library') but Jo added a lovely book bag, a hand stitched Christmas card and an Apple Crumble (!) Chocolate Bar! Thank you so much  Jo!


  1. Oooh! I recognise that Christmas pattern. Great addition of the beads! :-)

  2. Lovely patchwork bag. It makes a great secret Santa gift.

    Hugs, Kaye

  3. Hi, I just popped over from FQ London 2012 Flickr group. I am going too, very excited to meet everyone, (bag looks great too)


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