I was totally spoilt with the most beautiful gifts this year and thought I'd share a few of the handmade ones with you all.
This gorgeous journal cover was from my lovely friend Janelle. It's just so pretty and I'm going to use it to record all of my handmade gift ideas for 2011. I have so many things to make and give for next year, so this will be perfect to write them all down in.
All of the goodies above were from sweet Gigi. Every year we have a secret Santa design team Tarisota swap and this year Gigi and I were swap partners. I only wish I had of taken a photo of everything all packaged up in the delivery box because it was totally cute - visualise the prettiest rainbow of tissue paper and everything tied up with pretty matching yarn. The American candy + malt balls are oh, so good and my gorgeous new tea pot cover is just perfect - love, love, love.
Gigi also sent this darling amigurumi treat. It's a little latte in a tea cup and well, Bella claimed it and has popped it in her bedroom. Totally cute.
My awesome friend Kama gave me this birdie pillow (by Cuckoo for Coco) - I adore it.
My mother-in-law knitted me a fab new cushion for the sofa. I requested the colours and actually they're a little darker than in the photo. I love that it has a little bit of a vintage feel to it.
Also requested (I'm great at requests!) were a new set of knitted dishcloths (thanks Mum) and a vintage globe. Squeal. I have two of these vintage lovelies now:
We're still pottering around the house, playing with our Christmas gifts and enjoying having some free time together. Totally in full relaxation mode now!