I have been to my fave shop "Rosenrot" and to IKEA getting some candles, boxes, gift wrapping paper etc. on Friday after work and then on Saturday morning I had to do the usual house chores and food purchases for the weekend, but I was interrupted by the mail man two times. An interruption that I love I must add! At first I've got my first "collaged Christmas postcard" from the swap I'm hosting and isn't it an extraordinary peace of art which my sweet Finnish blogging friend Maria has created?
In January this year she was so kind to send me the pattern for that gorgeous skate from a Finnish magazine and I had created this pair of skates out of cardboard. Do you remember? Now I really do love the special way how Maria has made the skate and used it on the collaged Christmas card. Thank you for making this swap so special and beautiful Maria, I love it!
Another great thing the post man has brought to me was the latest issue of the Somerset Studio mag! I'm always happy when I get this inspirational magazine :D
Well and then last but certainly not least I've got an envelope from a private swap that we did, contending my very own first ever copy of the Mary Engelbreit Home Companion mag and some lovely presents, that my enchanting blogging friend Nature Girl from Canada has kindly send to me :D Thanks a lot dear NG! :D
I was allowed to open them already and I did, but I'll show you the content in my next post along with another delicate little treasure that I've also got on Saturday for the "nostalgic Christmas ornament" swap which I'm hosting too at the moment, it also came from Maria from Finland.
There are some magical things belonging together in one post and you'll see why when I show you the pictures.
I've then spent the afternoon and almost the whole Sunday, only interrupted by some blogging, cooking and eating, in my little studio corner finishing off my Christmas cards and ornaments for the swaps which I'll sent of all this week *promised* and packing a parcel for a dear German garden forum and blogging friend who's birthday is the day after tomorrow. Suddenly it was Midnight *EEK*and I had to stop crafting and better go to bed instead in order to be able to get up for work today. The time has flewn by, I can tell you. Just why oh why can a weekend not be as long as a week?
Click on the pictures to enlarge!
P.S. Hm I really don't know why the picture of Marias beautiful Christmas card wont show up in the bigger version when you click on it, while all the other pics do. Have a better look here if you like.