Monday, 27 December 2010

The two J's

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! as usual our celebrations were spread over two days with the Swiss festivities on Dec 24th and the English on Dec 25th. Every year I have good intentions to blog about the traditions I'm part of but once again my ability to keep up got lost somewhere in the run up to Christmas! next year, I'll do it next year...
I did however manage to do a Christmas ATC and matchbox swap with two of my favourite swap buddies Jan and Julia.
below is Jan's ATC, super super fabric transfer image! I love it!

Jan added a backing then stitched on beads, superb texture! just like a mini quilt
a matchbox using the same technique full of Christmas glittery gorgeousness!
and there was more! talk about being spoilt rotten!
Julia's ATC all the way from Russia, I love the paper she's used on both the ATC and the matchbox, it looks and feels like a piece of pink denim

teeny tiny treasures packed to overflowing!
and more goodies, threads, scraps and pins, but this has to be my favourite, an old salt shaker decorated and filled with vintage buttons!! oh swoon...
and last but not least, my little matchbox, a photo of me aged about 7 yrs on Santa's knee, no doubt wishing for the world!
Posted by PicasaThank you Jan and Julia for this wonderful swap!

26 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

what a swap, so many beautiful things!!

~*~Patty S said...

so many precious treasures in this lovely swap...you do look full of serious wishes on Santa's lap Ms M!:)
oxo

Jenxo said...

aww swoon is right, what wonderful swap partners, so many beautiful treasures....

Jenxo said...

ps i sent your pocket off two weeks before Christmas but i believe the snow has held the mail up as none of my os stuff has been recieved , sorry M ((

Nathalie Thompson said...

I forgive you for not keeping up on blogging-- you have been busy! Wonderful swap goodies! Beautiful! Inspiring!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Gorgeous swap goodies, for sure! Also a very cute photo of you and Santa! Happy New Year!
Angela

Suz said...

This is a luscious swap! I love international swaps. Every one's materials are a little bit different and so charming!

Suz

Alisa said...

I love that pic of you! So cute!

Mari said...

сколько красоты!!!

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Hi Margaret,
Thank you for the wonderful post! I am really happy you liked everything :-)
I did not know it is you on the picture! So cute!

Linda said...

What a wonderful swap! Such treasures! Don't you just love the fact that we all leave across this wonderful world from each other and we treasure the same tiny tidbits of it all!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Hello Margaret,
Thank you for a lovely post, sooo glad you liked everything :)
I love your lil box with the piccy of you! So cute!
..and thanks again for all the wonderful goodies that you sent:)
I also got a fabby salt shaker from Julia *I'm swooning too!*
Thank you Margaret for a Wonderful swap!!
Happy New Year!
Jan x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

With swap partners like that, I would agree that you are one spoiled gal. These ATCs and matchboxes are over the top beautiful, and they are both filled with so many wonderful goodies to run your hands through and play with.

I hope you are enjoying the season. I really want to see your two celebrations. Happy New Year.

Carola Zajdman said...

This is so nice !! love it !! have a merry christmas and a happy new year !!! thanks so much for stopping by !

Seth said...

So many beautiful treasures. Now that is what I call a swap!

Riki Schumacher said...

What a fun swap! Riki

bad penny said...

Gorgeous swap goodies

Oxana said...

What a beautiful swap!!!! So many beautiful treasures in it!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Too much fun!!!!!!!!! Love the salt shaker!!!
Happy New Year!
dana

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Loving Wishes to you dear! Your creations and swap delights are, as always, so Fabulous!!!!
Sending you many hopes for hundreds of blessings in 2011. I am thinking maybe to participate in the dress challenge this year!
~ Love, Katie

Ragamuffin Gal said...

TOO cute for words Margaret! I love your tiny treasures! And the photo of you on Santa's lap is adorable!

Tim said...

What wonderful swap partners. A very cute photo of you and Santa!
*Goads*

Gunnels blog said...

I wish you a Happy New and creative Year !!!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Whoa ! This is such a treasure swap.
I believe it make up your days.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thank you, Margaret, for your lovely comment on my stitched hearts. Happy new year to you x

jenny said...

What absolute treasures Margaret... aren't these swaps wonderful :)))

Jenny x