I’m very sorry if you couldn’t see the pictures of my last post. I don’t know what happened to them. First they were there, then there were gone and could only be seen if you had clicked into the picture’s frame. When I first tried to fix it by deleting and downloading the pictures again, it didn’t work. Today, after downloading and using another internet browser to solve a problem I had with my blogger dashboard, I gave it another try and this time it worked, YIPEE! So if you missed the pictures of my wonderful swap with TINA, please check out my last post again. Thank you :-)!
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My dear friend MARIE of Lost Bird Studio and I had arranged to swap an advent calendar. After discussing a couple of times what kind of calendar we would like, we finally decided to send each other a decorated box, filled with differently shaped and designed packages, using paper, fabric, laces, images etc. While it was a lot of fun, it had been quite some work and we both were kind of drained after creating 24 wrappings. It was worth the effort though and now we both enjoy not only looking at a lot of beautiful packages but also have the joy to unwrap one each day until Christmas.
These are the packages I received from Marie. Aren’t they just pure eye-candy and almost too pretty to open?
That’s the inside of the lovely box Marie had made for me.
Here are some of the gifts I already had the pleasure to unwrap.
A couple of packages were made to hang and so they found a place in the Christmas tree, like number 4.
Thank you so much, dear MARIE! I’m having so much fun with all the pretty packages and gifts!
Now this is the box I decorated for Marie
and here are the gifts.
I have closed this vintage pudding mold with a round shape, cut from an old book page. So there is a gift hiding inside number 15 too.
I’m sure you can imagine how much fun we both are having each morning and we still have 12 packages to open :-). You might wonder why we swapped 24 instead of 25 packages. The reason is that in Germany the Christmas gifts are getting exchanged in the afternoon or evening of the 24th.
For the last week or so I hadn’t been much on the computer and missed quite some of your posts. So I’m off to do some blog hopping now and hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
HUGS to you,