Monday, 21 December 2015

Secret Santa

Zina of Efzin Creations blog organized one more Secret Santa exchange this year.
Zina has a lovely blog and you should follow it and get ideas how to make beautiful simple things.
This year the person I had to send my gift to was Zina herself and I was really happy about this.
So I made this for her.
I stitched a Prairie Schooler design I had won in a giveaway by Gillie, a stitching friend.
 I backed it with fabric I had won at another giveaway by Sarah of Sarah in stitches.And I used some vintage trimming I had found a long time ago but loved how the trimming matched the colours of the Santa. And finished it as a pinkeep for the first time and I really liked this finishing.
 I put it on an easel, too.
 I also made a little felt owl and added a bar of handmade soap, some jewelry I had made, and one of my wedding favour key rings. Also a book.
 And included a handmade card.
I am glad Zina enjoyed her parcel.
A couple of days ago I received my gift too.It came in a little beautiful box.
 It was a beautiful fabric flower made by Fairytale Flower.
 It is a key ring but I can also wear it as a brooch.Isn't it lovely?And so much detail!
Thank you Gia for the lovely gift!
Thank you Zina for the exchange!

16 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

What a successful swap!
Glad you have made a stitched present. Your finish is perfect! The flower you have received is beautiful too.

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Πολύ ωραία η ιδέα της ανταλλαγής και τα δώρα σου εξ ίσου όμορφα !!!
Ο Άγιος Βασίλης μου αρέσει πολύ !!!!
Χαρούμενες γιορτές και Αγάπη και Ειρήνη για όλο τον κόσμο !!!
Φιλιά !!!!

nieneke nia said...

Πολυ ωραία ανταλλαγή ....και αυτό που έφτιαξες και
αυτο που ελαβες ...μπραβο και του χρόνου !!!!
καλό βράδυ ...φιλάκια

OnePerfectDay said...

I'm glad you liked the flower keyring Ariadne!
Your embroidered Santa is lovely!

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Καλά Χριστούγεννα Αριαδνη μου.

Justine said...

What a great exchange! I love your PS stitch and the way you finished it. The flower is lovely too.

nikol said...

Εξαιρετικό το έργο που έφτιαξες Αριάδνη !!! Με όμορφες λεπτομέρειες είναι όλα υπέροχα !!Αλλά και αυτό που έλαβες είναι υπέροχο με λατρεμένο μου χρώμα!! Λατρεύω τις ανταλλαγές και όσο μπορώ συμμετέχω !!!
Καλές γιορτές σου εύχομαι με όλους τους αγαπημένους σου κοντά σου .

Marie-Anne said...

Το κέντημά σου μου άρεσε πολύ, όπως και όλα τα άλλα που έστειλες, αλλά και το λουλούδι που έλαβες είναι πολύ όμορφο!!! Και του χρόνου!!!!!

Kim said...

What a lovely gift swap. Your Prairie School design cross stitch is wonderful and the flower you received is so pretty. Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Ariadne, as you celebrate with your loved ones.

oldthings said...

Πολύ όμορφα όλα είναι Αριάδνη μου .Να χαρείς και αυτά που παρέλαβες και όλη η χρονιά σου να είναι χαρούμενη και δημιουργική ! Καλά Χριστούγεννα !

Lillie said...

You finished it beautifully.
The flower key ring is so sweet.

Brigitte said...

He looks great, your Santa, and you were doing a great job on the pinkeep.

butterfly said...


Great exchange , Merry Christmas.

Zina Z said...

καταπληκτικο μπρελοκ! τοσο ιδιαιταρο και με υπεροχο χρωμα. ολες οι δημιουργιες της Τζιας είναι υπεροχες!!! ελπίζω να το χαρεις Αριαδνη μου.

Όσο για τα δικα σου δωρακια... τα εχω λατρεψει! και ειδικα το καδρακι το βλεπουν κ ξετρελαινονται ολοι...εμ φατσα καρτα στο σαλονι το εχω :) αναμενεται κ αναρτηση συντομα!!!

φιλακια και καλες γιορτες :)

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty stitched design and lovely gifts. Flower keyring is too delicate to use as such, lovely work.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! I love how you finished the Santa too. Great job!