Twelve days of Christmas days 5-8

I’ve been away for a few days with my family, enjoying the sunny — and stinking hot! — weather! I did remember to take my 12 Days of Christmas Handmade Gift Swap gifts down to the beach with me though, and had a lovely time opening them each day!

On day 5 I received a lovely pair of earrings from Therese Frank. They are beaded beads, and according to Therese, they are a pattern from Monomint called Gidget.

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They are quite stunning, not to mention sparkly! Thank you Therese!

I opened my gift from Amy Freeland on day 6 to discover this sweet purse charm.

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I love the colours of the beads, and they’ll work well with my favourite purse too! Thank you Amy!

Day 7’s gift, from Andrew Thornton, apparently met with some mishaps in the kiln, and will be sent sometime in the near future. I’m looking forward to getting gift number 7 and promise I’ll post a picture here when it arrives!

On day 8, Erin Prais-Hintz sent me a beautiful set of napkin rings in rich jewel-toned pinks, which can also double as placeholders. It’s a project she designed for Halstead/Michaels, which I may have to download so that I can make some more in coordinating colours!

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I love them, Erin, they are gorgeous and I think I need to organise a dinner party so I have a good excuse to use them! Thank you so much!

I’m still waiting for the post office to deliver the last couple of gifts—hopefully they will arrive tomorrow, now that the crazy Christmas-New Year fortnight is past. I will blog about them as soon as I can.

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