Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The QB girls have been swapping again


The QB girls have been swapping again.
This time the Christmas swap could be whatever we wanted it to be. 
I love surprises! 

(The links to these wonderfully clever girls are all on the right of this blog)

The above wee hanging was made by the talented Patty S and as I'm particularly enjoying birds at the moment, found this wee bird delightful. I think she'd make the best Christmas bird ever!

I love the pretty lace that Patty hand dyed. Thanks Patty.


The next little surprise was this gorgeous wee pin cushion made from an antique china leg! 
This was made by the ever resourceful and clever Nathalie T. 

Visit her blog and while you're there check out her Etsy store for more interesting resources. You never know what you'll find.

Thanks Nathalie, it's a very special wee treasure.


Sparkly and very pretty -a snow globe for Christmas!
This was made by the very busy Linda R. 

What a fabulous idea and how novel, it hangs in pride of place on my Christmas tree.
And I have to shake it each time I walk past. 
Thank you Linda!


The next Christmas treat to admire was this lovely wee Christmas themed 
matchbox full of Christmas wishes.

Made by the brilliant Margaret W, I am always inspired by Margaret's lovely art work.
Thanks Margaret!


And lastly I made each of my friends a Christmas snowman.


I got the pattern and instructions from this wee booklet by
Australian Rosalie Quinlan. He was very cute and took my eye.


Hope you are all full of Christmas spirit!

Carole :)

8 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a wonderful collection of Christmas inspired gifts from the QB girls - you're all such a talented lot!!!

Shane x

Joanna said...

Gorgeous Christmas gifts, what a variety of creative ideas.

Cute snowmen!!

x

Margaret said...

fab collection we're gathering, love them all!

Linda said...

What beautiful ornaments!!! I love em .... and I have em. I am blessed! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

Tatkis said...

What a wonderful swap and lovely gifts!

Hugs,
Tatyana

~*~Patty S said...

sweet seeing these all at home with you in New Zealand dear Carole...I was sorry that I couldn't tuck in some of the lavender buds from my garden that all the other girls got in theirs...didn't want the kiwi sniffer dogs holding up your package

oxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very sweet collection! Obviously a very talented group of artists were involved with this.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Carole. What a swap! such fun ideas here! Happy holiday stitching!
best, nadia