Wednesday, December 16

Five Star Christmas Swap! The Gifts are Here!

First of all, I want to thank each and every one who joined in my very first swap! I proclaim the swap a HUGE success!

The swap was limited to the first five people who signed up. Each person made five mini Christmas gifts and sent them to me. I divided the gifts up and sent them on to each of the participants.

They are an amazing group of very talented miniaturists! I am thrilled with the things I've received and couldn't wait any longer to post them!

Here are the things I made for the swap. Each person received a mini beaded tree and wreath, a poinsettia and a basket of pine cones from me. The pine cones are real! They came from a tree in my yard. They are scented too. :)

Here's what Deborah made for me! The tree is decorated with teeny tiny beads! The bells really ring and that little snowman has stolen my heart! Just look at how precious he is! Thank you so much Deborah!

Next is the most adorable little plate of cookies from Jill! Look at the little glass of milk with the straw and the note for Santa! It says "Dear Santa, the cookies are for you. The carrot is for Rudolph. P.S. I've been very good this year."

I must have been very good this year to receive this gift from Jill! I love the little Merry Christmas box too! Thank you Jill! These treats will be set out for Santa on Christmas Eve! I hope he's not very hungry!

This next gift is from Karin. The wreath is so pretty and look at the plate of goodies! So tiny! So amazing! There is a lollipop, some fudge, hard candies with little Christmas trees in the middle, sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies! All on one little plate! It's only 1 inch in diameter!! Thank you Karin! How did you ever make such tiny treasures? They are perfect!

Jaime made this little tree under "glass!" Isn't it precious?!

Then there is this wonderful gift from Kim! The hutch is covered with clay (?) details and painted a soft cream color. Kim lined the inside with green Christmasy paper. The accessories are all loose so I can arrange them as I like!

There is a wreath decorated with candy, a pretty little punch bowl filled with pink punch and eight tiny punch cups! There are three Christmas cards, a tabletop tree, a stocking and two gingerbread cookies! And just in case that wasn't enough (!) there is a sweet little gingerbread house too! Thank you Kim for all of the hard work you did making this! I love it!!

I am overwhelmed by all of these precious Christmas gifts. They are so special because they are each handmade by my friends!

My first swap was a huge success thanks to YOU! I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you again for all of these beautiful mini blessings!

Love, Kathi


Jill said...

Thanks for letting me be a part of your swap! I love everything I received- every little detail was so special. I'll be posting about the swap soon. Thanks again!

Debbie said...

Kathi looks like your swap was a resounding success. Love the little Tree under the dome, brilliant..Happy Christmas to you and yours..xx

Kim said...

Kathi- I am not feeling so great and I cannot remember if I already posted to you- forgive me if this is a second post! I wanted to thank you so much for my swap items- I love the little blue tree and wreath so much that I am tempted to leave them in my dollhouse year round! Thank you also for the extra goodies and all the time and work you put into this swap! My first mini swap was such a wonderful experience!!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!!!