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Secret Santa goodies and some cross stitch

Happy Friday everyone!

I just realised that I haven’t showed you what I received for my secret santa yet, so I though now would be a perfect time to do so.

My secret santa was the lovely Kimberley from New-Zealand, and how spoilt I got! I received a beautiful skein of lamb wool from NZ, a project bag, a mug cosy and a pair of socks that Kimberley made, very cute stitch markers and a very nice Christmas card.IMG_7453

Totally spoilt! The socks were slightly too big for me, but they fit my husband perfectly so he is now the very lucky owner of those beautiful socks! I’m a but jealous to be honest!

Before Christmas as well, I finally got back into a little bit of cross stitch and made a bookmark for Claire, as I know she collects them. I couldn’t show you because I was waiting for her to receive my letter, and she has way before christmas but I guess I forgot to post about it until now!


I changed the colours from a parrot pattern I found on deviant art to make it a lorikeet. If you are interested, here is the chart for it.

I wish you all a great weekend!



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Birthday shenanigans 

Happy Wednesday! 

Today is a bit of a special Wednesday as it’s also my birthday!! I got so spoilt by my friends and family, and I’m currently in a bit of a food coma, as my husband treated me to laksa 🙂 yum!

I just wanted to share with you some crafty goodies I recently received. 


Yep, that’s a lot of threads! Most of them are DMC as well, which is so nice and they all came sorted in those 4 boxes. I did a bit of rearranging and also bought a fifth box to finish fitting all the extra threads. There are still 2 small food containers filled with threads, plus my own ‘collection’ that I need to add. I also got 2 huge crates filled with cross stitch and crochet books/magazines. 

I started to make this cute platypus Christmas ornament from one of the magazines I found in there. 

I also got gifted not one, but two books to knit socks from my husband and I can’t wait to make a start on those!

And finally I got some lovely flowers 💐

Aren’t birthdays just the best?



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