Sunday, January 16, 2011

Secret Santa...


This was last Sunday at Heidi's.There were eight of us, me. Heidi, Liv, Laura,Linda,Jules,Jilly and Rosella. We ate Mexican drank bubbly and had a perfectly lovely evening.It was our Secret Santa night.Before Christmas at the Open House we pulled names from a hat and in the spirit of present financial restraint, the idea was to buy something for a pound,something from a charity shop and make something.Well it was very interesting to see how different the interpretations were.A lot of thought and fun went into the exercise.On the handmade front there was a cushion, a corsage, a crochet hook folder,a padded heart and a keepsake box.( I wish I had taken photos)
I picked Linda and I managed to find a Caroline Gardner calendar for a pound, a pair of lovely glass water goblets for a couple of pounds and I made Linda a patchwork bag from all sorts of scraps, including a Laura Ashley skirt.It is rosy on one side and cool blues on the other side.I had real trouble parting with it and intend to make one as my new school bag.


         It is a nice thing to do and it really does let your creative muses fly.
                                     Thanks girls for a lovely evening.

5 comments:

Jules said...

I know someone who would love one of those bags for her birthday too.... xx

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

That bag is beautiful, what a lovely secret santa idea.
Luv Sophie xxx

Diane said...

That bag is gorgeous - and it was a really lovely idea. xxxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

oh I soooooo love that bag!

Radka said...

The bags look very pretty. It looks like you had a very nice winter evening:))