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Felted Magic Surprise

I received the gift from my secret swap partner on the Etsy European Street Team a few days ago, and on opening the package I was literally overjoyed to find the most perfect gift I could possibly have wished for …

… an incredibly beautiful felted wrap from Inger in my absolutely favourite colours!

I have loved Inger’s work for ages.  A free spirit who lives in Norway, she dyes her own wool and makes the most wonderful felted creations, often with silk fibres mixed in.  Seeing her work through photos could never have prepared me for what I held in my hands though … warm, super soft and light.   A mixture of greens blended into each other on one side of the shawl in cotton wool softness, and on the other side she had applied purple flowers with yellow lined stems and scatterings of shiny yellow fibres playing across the surface.  The shawl got “Oooohs” and “Aaaahs” from all the members of my family, with my eldest describing it as “camouflage” and my youngest as “looking like a forest”.

I finally managed a photo-shoot yesterday.  The weather was fine and hubby not at work since it was Sunday so he could take the photos while I showed off my new shawl :) 

Thank you so much Inger, I LOVE IT! :D

Thanks also to Judit,  our Winter Swap Fairy, for organising our swap once again! :)

See more of Inger’s work here, here and here.

Curious about other members’ swaps?  Check out our Flickr group here.

A Handmade Card for my Secret Santa

I made this card with a little beadwoven star topper on a Christmas tree especially for my Secret Santa, who is ……….

well you’ll just have to wait until she receives it!!!! ;)

I hope she’ll enjoy both the card and the gift!

A Secret Santa gift for me! :)

I arrived home on Saturday afternoon to a wonderful surprise …. a big white envelope with the magic words SECRET SANTA written on it!

I just had to open it immediately!  My secret santa turned out to be Nancy Falkow .  She totally spoiled me with not one, but four gifts! 

Each package was numbered and the card gave clues as to what was inside.   I found:

  • an ingenious holder for my beading needles
  • really cute pins for my notice board
  • a wonderful sleeve for my mobile
  • and finally … Nancy’s own CD!   I settled down to hear the CD at once and I was really impressed hearing Nancy sing, beautiful voice!!

Thank you Nancy for your wonderful and thoughtful gifts.  I love them all, and especially the case for my beading needles, hopefully I won’t lose them any more! :)

Special thanks also to Mitsy for organising this game!