Saturday, 1 February 2014

A belated Secret Santa!

This is a reblog from The Teapot, so that people can see my lovely Secret Santa gifts, as I can't load photos on the Wibsite. Honestly, after the Grow Your Blog furore has calmed down I think I will take the Teapot over to another Blog provider. I'm heartily fed up of not being able to show photos. ANYWAY:

Before Christmas I signed up with Char at t*rexes and tiaras for her Secret Santa swap. I love Secret Santas, and swaps and Giveaways - and hope to take part in a few more this year. So, if anyone knows of any going on, please give me a headsup - so I was happy to take part in this one.
I sent off my gift to my recipient (necklace, scarf, bookmark) and waited in anticipationfor my Secret Santa...

But Christmas came...and went...and there was no sign of my parcel. I resigned myself to the fact that it had been lost (or perhaps purloined, as was a birthday card with money in, that my mum sent me.) Until last week I got home from teaching and found a delightfully exotic parcel all the way from South Africa...

In it were lots of delightful goodies: there was:
  • a gorgeous scarf, in greens and browns and yellows, with my favourite sunflowers on it. I have already worn it loads and loads.
  • 4 brilliant cat badges...One is being worn by Mr D (it says "The Cat's Whiskers" on it!), one by me, one is on my everyday winter hat, and the other is waiting for a home.
  • Six cunning little cat clips
  • A beautiful corsage made from reclaimed fabric.
  • Lemony scented soap
  • Soft and cuddly wool, which has already started being knitted into blankets for Spanish Stray Cats.
  • A jolly cat Christmas card
 Cat badges! With cat faces!!

beautiful sparkly corsage

Cat card!


 All my lovely, lovely things!

All of these came from Chane at OddOneOut. I love my Secret Santa gift - and I love it all the more because I didn't think it was going to ever arrive!

P.S. Menu plans are on the post before this one.

4 comments:

  1. Oh! I was so pleased to read your comments on my blog this morning! I'll add The Red Tent to my reading list (I do believe I have a copy of it that I've never gotten a chance to enjoy!). Thanks so much for being my newest follower! I'm now following you, too. :) Can't wait to check out your recipes! Lori

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  2. Those cat badges are just gorgeous:)) I am a huge cat fan and like anything related to those fury creatures:))

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  3. Hi Mouse! Aw! Cute kitty buttons! No, still no kitty for Pom Pom.

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  4. Hi There Friendly Doormouse! Thank you so much for the lovely mention. Sorry your gift was so late, we had a hectic festive season! Hope you have a lovely day, Chané :)

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