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Australian Wandarrah Secret Santa

I signed up to participate in a Secret Santa swap which is taking place on the Australian Wandarrah Etsy team I belong to. Look what arrived in the mail – this gorgeous parcel!

Australian Wandarrah Secret Santa

When I opened it, here’s what I found inside:

Australian Wandarrah Secret Santa

Yes, it really did feel like Christmas.. and even better, a nice early Christmas! And LOOK what was inside the parcel:

Australian Wandarrah Secret Santa

Oh, how lucky am I? What totally divine Christmas ornaments, and such a beautiful key fob! The handstitching is immaculate, and these gorgeous goodies are obviously made with such love and care.

Of course, when you get a Secret Santa present, it’s just second nature to want to know who it’s from – so with a little detective work, I discovered that the creator of these handcrafted delights is Nari from Nari Design Pot!

NariDesignPot - Christmas Fish

Nari’s shop is filled with divine handmade creations – as well as these lovely Christmas ornaments, she has many other treasures.

NariDesignPot - Jigsaw Brooch

You really should check them out – I bet there’s something there for a few people on your Christmas list! You can find Nari on FaceBook, too.

NariDesignPot - Green Heart

Thank you SO much, Nari – you really made my day with your thoughtfulness, and your divinely made creations. I hope your Secret Santa is as good to you as you were to me!

Craft Swap

Christine from Scissors Paper Cloth recently organised a craft swap for members of Australian Wandarrah (an Etsy team I’m part of). I’d never been part of a craft swap before, but it seemed like such a nice idea! A good way to get some feedback from some fellow creators, too.

By chance, it happened that I was Christine’s craft swap person. She did some research, discovered I have a little person, and sent me this divine creation for his room:

Scissors Paper Cloth Hot Air Balloon

This gorgeous hot air balloon came with a light fitting, and can be used as a mobile, or as a lamp or wired in to become a light. My small person and I are both just delighted with this beautiful creation. The little bunting flags are made from pieces of maps, all ready for a journey around the world!

My craft swap person was Deepa of Tunic Botik. Deepa makes gorgeous polymer clay jewellery like this. What a talent!

Tunic Botik Brooch

I sent Deepa these olivine green Swarovski crystal earrings. They’re a one off creation, so she’s the only person in the world with a pair.

Sterling Silver Green Olivine Swarovski Crystal Earrings

What serendipity that the colour of the pieces I sent and received was the same!

I really enjoyed participating in this craft swap, and would definitely sign up again for another one. It’s all about sharing the love! Thanks, team!