Sunday, 22 December 2013

#CraftBlogClub: Christmas Secret Santa Challenge

Well patience really is a virtue! I can't tell you how busy I've been throughout December; gnome-ing, present-ing, generally tearing my hair out and driving the little one away from things she shouldn't touch/eat/look at.  It's been absolutely lovely but, as I'm sure everyone else has felt, December has run away with me and I'm now sat here, 3 days before Christmas, slightly disappointed at the lack of Christmas baking I've managed to do this year - but thankful for everything I HAVE managed to do!

I ran #CraftBlogClub pretty much every week throughout December - though everyone seemed to be rushed off their feet with work and projects (us crafty types like to put a lot on ourselves this time of year, don't we)?!  We talked a little about moving #CraftBlogClub forward and I'm so excited to start putting things in place - we have such a lovely community and I can't wait to see what 2014 brings for us all! 

In the meantime, I just HAD to share with you, the lovely gift I received from my Secret Santa!  The absolutely gorgeous Tamsyn from The Villa On Mount Pleasant was my Crafty Secret Buddy and I was OVER THE MOON to receive this absolutely gorgeous bag, complete with personalised tag!  

If you're not familiar with Tamsyn's blog, I strongly suggest you take a look at her innately gorgeous style, her taste for vintage and her eye for upcycling.  My lovely bag has all the stampings of Tamsyn's gorgeous work; I love the pastel colours she uses and I can't wait to traipse off for a cheeky coffee and a book-read with my lovely new bag! Thank you so much - I hope my Secret Santa gift is as much loved as mine is! 

Have you received your #CraftBlogClub Secret Santa gift yet? Why not link up your post below - I have really enjoyed hearing about some of the lovely crafty gifts that people have received and would love to share them with my readers!

Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

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Hayley said...

Your bag is gorgeous! Tamsyn is so talented =)x

Icy Sedgwick said...

What a gorgeous bag!

Anonymous said...

Emma — just wanted to say thanks again for organising the Secret Santa — as I said in my blog post, it is one of the most fulfilling things I've done this year! SO nice to try a new craft; I really wouldn't have done it without the #craftblogclub.
Caro X