I haven’t done any swaps in a while so when Kara from Me and Elna told me she was hosting a Secret Santa swap I thought it would be a great way to turn my thoughts to some Christmas sewing projects and try some new things.
I was partnered with the lovely Cat from Cat & Vee, and I just LOVE her designs and style.You can check out her blog here, and her gorgeous Etsy store here. You will find some awesome Christmas gift ideas there!
In the information she gave Kara, Cat said that hot pink and lime green were two of her favourite colours. Armed with that info and some fabric I had in my stash, I made her this drawstring bag. I love these because you can use them for unlimited purposes, and being a crafty lady I am sure she has a bunch of things to keep in it.
Being a Secret Santa Swap, I made Cat some festive bunting to hang for Christmas. Rather than the traditional triangle shape, I made each piece of bunting into a flag shape. I also used satin ribbon rather than bias binding.
I will be posting a tutorial on how to make this shape of bunting in the next couple of weeks!
And finally, it wouldn’t be Christmas without some lovely treats, so I included a bag of some delicious chocolates.
The secret is that this is the second bag of these chocolates that I bought – I ate the first before I sent the parcel. Shhh
So I hope Cat likes her gifts and has a very happy Christmas! I know it is only November, but it’s really nice to be organised and have the first gifts of the season sorted and sent! I received my Secret Santa gift the other day – I love them and can’t wait to show you!
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