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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Santa Sack Swap, Part 2.

Now it's time to show the items that I sent to Christine in this swap.
Not all the gifts would fit in the Santa Sack :-)
 
As you can see, the Santa Sack was a Judy Newman Dillybag! This was the first one I made and I had fun cutting the hexagons out of my stash of Christmas fabrics...many fabrics date back to when my children were little in the 1980s. Every year I buy a few more to update the collection! Lol. 


I love making mini quilts/wall hangings, so I made one for Christine...added a hanger too...

Also in the parcel was a fabric basket with some Christmas serviettes and some coasters made from Christmas fabrics...
 
Some tree decorations....

Christine had said she didn't mind the odd chocolate treat every now and then, so that took care of another gift for the Santa Sack...
At some Christmas markets I had gone to, I was able to buy a tiny Christmas cake, which was decorated with a wooden Xmas tree cutout. 
The 5th gift started out to be a table runner, but I decided to turn it into a tabletopper, as the dimensions were set by the design and 2 rows looked ridiculously thin and 4 rows looked a bit wide for a runner...so I squared it up. Christine's photo looked better than mine, so I'm using that photo, lol. 


Usually in Christmas swaps, I add some iron on labels that I buy from Fabric Patch. This is Christine's photo too, as I forgot to take a photo.

I had great fun putting together the Santa Sack of gifts for this swap. 
Christine has used the Dillybag to store all the Christmas ornaments/decorations she has received in blog swaps...a lovely idea! 

6 comments:

shez said...

Hi Maria love all the gifts you made for Christine,this is always such a fun swap.xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great swap parcel you put together for Christine Maria...

margaret said...

what a lovely parcel you sent, Christine must have been delighted, the dilly bag is on my list of things to do must check out my instructions and get motivated,

Susan said...

Love all the Christmassy things. I'm sure Christine is thrilled.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic gifts xx

Christine M said...

Thank you so much for all my gorgeous gifts, Maria. The beautiful dilly bag is now filled with all my decorations from blogging friends and is waiting patiently for next Christmas to come out again!