Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Christmas decoration swap...

 Big excitement today ... a parcel from Gilly at Gilly Makes has arrived.
Its Christmas decoration swap time !

Ridiculously excited about opening it to see what's inside...
it's so beautifully wrapped up.

Big 'ooooohhh' ,
 look, look, look...

...there's three tiny patchwork stockings, the most beautiful button bauble,
a reel of ribbon and a little packet of pegs

I love it all, the colours are gorgeous.

The bauble is covered with tiny little buttons, all pinned in place,
and finished with a piece of velvet ribbon.
Its so delicate.
 Thank you Gilly so much, such a special, special package to receive through the post.
And now that I know that Gilly has received her parcel from me I can reveal what was inside my three little boxes...


...three little crochet decorations,
a robin,

a reindeer,

and a Christmas pudding.

A little trio of Christmas treats.

I had so much fun making these for Gilly,

packaging them all up and sending them on their way.
I'm so glad I was able to take part in this Christmas decoration Swap,
thank you Marianne from Ladybird Diaries for organising it all.


  1. Both yours and Gilly's ornaments are beautiful, and so beautifully packaged - both ways! xx

  2. What fun. I love your crocheted gifts, especially the pudding, and you received a parcel of gorgeousness from Gilly. It's so fun to get stuff through the post that isn't bills or junkmail, too. x

  3. Awwww, what beautiful little lovelys. I love the pearl pinned buttons, and the 3 crochet decs you made are so so sweet, especially the wee robin :) xx

  4. Oh you both have made such lovely ornaments! Those little crocheted sweeties are wonderful! And I just love what you have received, Gilly is so creative and has a great eye for colour. Treasures! Chrissie x

  5. Gorgeous gifts you have both exchanged :)

  6. What a lovely idea! I loved your crocheted ornaments and you had such lovely goodies in return from Gilly - especially that little button bauble. Have a good week. Jane x

  7. I am so in love with my gorgeous little crocheted ornaments too, thank you soooo much, I will treasure them. Glad you like your goodies too, and sorry I'm only getting around to catching up now. I've taken pics and will write a post asap - I really feel like I'm falling behind at the moment.
    Love & hugs,

    1. Hi Gilly
      I am literally just putting up my gorgoues Gilly Decs . Have decided to put them in my office at work so that I can admire them daily !
      Don't forget to breathe and relax, you'll get there in the end. ♥
      Kate x

  8. Aww what lovely bunch of gifts you must both be thrill, this swap is such a great idea, I'm excitedly waiting for mine to arrive. I love you're little robin and pudding so sweet, and Gilly has sent you such a wonderful parcel I do love that buuton bauble.
    Clare x

  9. These are beautiful things that you've swopped. And that tiny reindeer is adorable :)

  10. Hello Kate, I just popped over from Gilly's to admire your blog and beautiful swap gifts that you sent each other - it's been a lovely experience, thank you! Joy x


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