Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner? I can barely contain myself! Especially given that I'll be heading back to see my family and friends in the UK.

A couple of friends had a Christmassy swap recently, and I came away with the most amazing haul of goodies from Kristina. She is a sweetheart! Thank you Kristina :)

Goodies include:
- Scout's swag in De Young colourway
- A fabulous project bag from Etsy shop 3am enchantments. Isn't it gorgeous.
- A Starbucks knitty mug (oh yeah, my collection is beginning to grow) and some yummy Aveda comforting tea.

I've been plugging away on more slippers... ever popular. So that's 3 more pairs that will be travelling back home with me.

And I tried my hand at making some Fimo stitch markers. I love the Zecca style goodies and that's what inspired me. These were fun to make and surprisingly simple.

Hmm let's see what else... I've been doing some other gift knitting which isn't quite finished yet. Speaking of which, if you need a quick gift idea, check out the front of the Sundance catalog -- isn't that a cute little hat/scarf set for a bottle of wine. (And don't get me started on the sweater -- I'm dying to try and mimic this using the anthropologie-inspired capelet as a starting point).

Ok, must focus and get back to the gift knitting!
Stay warm,


Kim said...

Fun package :)

Have a safe trip home and have a great time!

WandaWoman said...

Whee, you are getting some lovely yarny gifts. Hope to see you before you leave. If not, have a safe trip and a fabulous time visiting your family!

Daniela said...

I love this fabulous, soft and funny dog!!!
He seems to don't care about the rest of the world outside.. and having great dreams....

Bye bye dear friend, have a nice trip!

And a Merry Christmas too

Luni said...

Super-cute things, Sam--the gifts, the slippers, the wine bottle set, the dogs, even. But I'm in awe of your fimo stitch markers. They don't even looked sliced. Amazing.

Joanne said...

Have a wonderful trip back home... and Happy Christmas!

Denise said...

You're going home for Christmas? you lucky gal. Do tell me more. Where are you from in the UK? How long are you staying?

Denise said...

oh forgot to say, I lurrrv your puppy dogs, how adorable.

Bea said...

Oh my, look at those gorgeous dogs! Your swap presents are wonderful. I hope you have a fantastic holiday!

StarSpry said...

The dogs are so adorable :) What a great package you received and I love the stitch markers you made!

Have a wonderful vacation with your family and friends in the UK!!!