Thursday, 27 December 2012

SSCS 2012 - Sent: The Main Present Edition...

As Christmas Day arrived and it was time to open the main present in Chookyblue's SSCS (Secret Santa Christmas Swap) Miche'le has opened all the presents I sent to her...

It wasn't all that easy to wrap!...
A very odd shaped arrangement.

Instead of a card I stitched a hanging tag...
And what was inside that strange shaped parcel?  Well, I had a plan which, even though I had chosen fabric and gathered all the ingredients, just couldn't get started, then Miche'le posted about a cloth doll she made mentioning she loves cloth dolls...that sent me scurrying into the sewing room to consult the bookshelves of magazine-y inspiration, the place of fabric procurement was especially visited the very next day and getting started was no longer an issue...presenting...Greta Jindi (Miche'le has named her Jindi, how lovely is that!) (based on Greta designed by Lynn Hyland of Li'l Blokes in Bendigo, the pattern published in Australian Country Threads Vol 2 No 4)...
And here she is showing off the design on her dress...
In the small parcels Greta took a couple of little "extras" along with her...a notebook cover using Melbourne fabric and holding a cute Marg Low notebook...
...a block of chocolate to help Miche'le keep her strength up during the Christmas rush and a Christmassy (but anytime really) mug/plate mat...the soap ended up being attached to the ornament present...(mmm...now that I look at the photo I think I picked up a different soap when I was wrapping, oh well, it's just the ribbon colour that is different)...
I hope Miche'le enjoys her presents and of course, huge huge thanks to the fabulous Chookyblue for hosting the best swap of the year...

Happy Stitching...

9 comments:

Fiona said...

what a lovely gift you sent... well done with making the doll....
Hugz

Melody said...

Such a lovely parcel. I'm sure she had fun opening it.

Mistea said...

Nice. Cute dolly you sent across the water.
Lucky Miche'le.

shez said...

wow gorgeous parcel you put together for Miche'le Annette,that doll is so cute.xx

Kerry said...

Lovely presents for a lucky swapper. Very generous.

Noela said...

I love your doll. I'm sure Miche'le
was very happy with your gift and extras. Hugs ....

Anthea said...

How lovely that Miche'le has named her Jindi... she's gorgeous annette, well done!

Chookyblue...... said...

"Jindi" is so cute......a lovely parcel of goodies........

Shay said...

Utterly adorable. Jindi (the doll) is a beauty. You're so clever !