Sunday, 3 January 2010

Looking back to Christmas & a big yay for 100 posts!

Wow, Christmas was a busy time here at Craft Matters Towers! I've been absolutely shattered since Christmas and it's been hard to pick up a crochet hook or plug in the sewing machine. But all the hard work was definitely worthwhile. Pincushion and needlebook Another Christmas project I signed up for was the Crafteroo Secret Santa Craft Swap organised by Vonnie of Blotted Copy Book. I stalked my Secret Santa partner - Helen from Kitty Ballistics Creations - for a little while and managed to work out that she liked the colour teal (which made life easier because it's one of my faves), and she needed a new pin cushion. So, in my ever-literal way, I made her a teal pin cushion! The base of the pin cushion is crochet and the top is foundation pieced patchwork (you see, I have learned something on my patchwork course..). I also made a sort-of-matching needle book and sent some lovely pins in a cute tin, some pieces of wool felt (Kitty Ballistics creates lots of very witty felt creatures like these...), some vintage thread, and some choc & posh tea bags. It was great fun putting it all together, and I think I am going to make more of the pin cushions - they combine two of my favourite crafts, which has got to be good.

A very baroque bauble!From my Secret Santa (Jane at Hooked Yarn) I got some fabulous goodies... She made this wonderful bauble which I absolutely love, as well as a very pretty red crochet angel, a handmade notebook, some choc (yes!), teabags, and a star-shaped cookie cutter. Judging by the great appropriateness of these gifts I know that Jane has been paying very close attention to my various posts and online activities! It was lovely to receive such a beautifully wrapped, thoughtful gift. So thank you Jane, Helen, Vonnie and Crafteroo for all the Christmassy fun and inspiration.

And
YAY! this is my 100th post. It's taken me a long time, but I got there in the end... It's amazing to think how much my crafting has changed and developed since I started blogging. I would never have believed that I would be writing my own crochet patterns for a start. Post number 101 will be the BIG CELEBRATORY GIVEAWAY! So don't forget to check back very soon.

7 comments:

Izabela said...

congratulations on your 100 posts wishing hundreds more years of happy crafting and happy new year!
x

Gemma said...

Yay! 100 posts! Well done you.
Lovely SS goodies too btw!

Sam Gillespie said...

Happy 100th blog post! :) look forward to seeing your 200th ... 300th...
x

Kitty Ballistic said...

Congratulations on 100 posts, and thank you again for my Secret Santa goodies.

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

well done on 100 posts :0)

love the pincushion/needlecase set too.

gtlady said...

Wow, congrats! I love your pincushion too, great piecing, and I'm so glad you liked your secret santa gifts! Have a great new year and I look forward to reading all your future posts!

juanitatortilla said...

Those teal items you made for Helen look really wonderful! Great colours :) Now that is an eye treat :)

Hey, thanks so much for taking part in my swap! I so truly appreciate it.

One more thing, I can't wait for your giveaway on your next post! EEeee... :)