Friday, 26 December 2014

Swap gifts

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  We sure did, breakfast out with family, then back home for lunch with the in-laws, then out again with family for tea!  Today we braved the Boxing Day sales, and did a few things in town, and we are now just lazing about!
 
I have LOTS to share, and deciding on where to start is hard!  So, I will start with my shop's Secret Santa!  I decided to have a theme, the gift must be handmade of course, and must contain one of the following:  a zip, applique, stitchery or trim.  There were just over 30 ladies which was fantastic.  They dropped a wrapped gift off, and then they were able to pop back in a week before Christmas to pick an allocated gift up. 
Here is what I made.  A zippy pouch:

 
With a stitched zipper pull
 
 
A scissor holder
 
 
Pin cushion / needle case
 
Here it is closed up
 
 
And all together!
 
 
I have heard back from most of the ladies, and they are all very happy with the swap!  Wonder what I can come up with next year?
 
I will be back soon to show you some other swaps!

6 comments:

Noela said...

Lovely swap gifts Sarah. Sounds like a fun swap for your shop ladies. Happy new Year. Hugs.....

Jo in TAS said...

Lovely gifts Sarah and fantastic to get that many participating x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantasti gifts...

Susan said...

Lovely idea, I'm sure your customers had fun with the swap.

Jan said...

Lovely idea, super gifts, Sarah. What fun!

shez said...

what a wonderful idea ,love the gifts you made Sarah.xx