I was very blessed to received some wonderful gifts this Christmas, my friends and family know me very well and know the things I like and they always get things exactly right. I think I'm quite easy to buy for, I enjoy a lot of different hobbies and like lots of different things so people can always think of things to buy for me.
I got some lovely craft gifts this year so I thought I'd show you some of them. First of all, yarn. These three skeins came from two different Etsy shops, the one on the left is from Little French Meadow. I've been wanting to try some of their yarn for some time now. This is their Saint Savin Sock base, a 75% superwash merino/25% nylon yarn and the colourway is Hall of Prophecy, part of their Harry Potter inspired range. The other two skeins are from Felt Fusion and dyed under the name of Den of Yarniquity. The middle skein is superwash Blue Faced Leicester/nylon sock yarn in Meandering colourway and the skein on the right is alpaca/merino/nylon sock yarn in Hot Stuff colourway. This one is much plumper than the other two and consequently, there's only 333 metres in the skein. There's 425 metres in the other two so I hope I'll still get a pair of socks out of it. They're all so beautiful, I can't stop stroking them.
I've been really pleased with the stitch markers I've bought previously from Little French Meadow so I put some more on my wish list. Mick chose to buy me some Harry Potter inspired ones, a broomstick, a lightening bolt, a wizard hat with pumpkin and the Whomping Willow. The ladies at Little French Meadow also included a cute sunflower stitch marker and a fruit tea sachet in with the parcel.
The project bag I bought from Sam at Betsy Makes earlier this year is being well used so I thought I'd like more bags to keep other projects in. This time I fancied a bag which gathers around the top and after looking on Etsy I came across Quince Pie. Elaine has some lovely bags in her shop, as well as other craft related items, and Mick chose this drawstring bag for me in a lovely owl design fabric.
He didn't stop there though, once I'd seen this set of two project bags and DPN holder from Fondant Fibre I knew I had to have them. They really are lovely and the attention to detail is fabulous. Even the zip pulls have pretty little flowers attached to them. Deb popped a little snowflake stitch marker in the parcel too.
Who could resist this charming fabric?
Of course, I showed you in my Twelve Days Of Christmas 2016 Reveal post the wonderful crafty gifts made especially for me by my swap partners, a project bag and ultra cute pea pod stitch marker and progress keeper from Kim at This Happy Homemade Life and the hand painted yarn and notions pouch from Cath at Clicky Needles, here they are again.
I'm sure you'll agree that I've done very well indeed for crafty gifts this year. Now I just need to decide which projects I'm going to cast on, I think this year is going to be a busy one craft wise.