Friday, February 6, 2015

Christmas Swaps

I know it is February but it is only now that I can post photos of the gifts I sent my two Christmas Chain Swap partners. Fabiola and Drora. Unfortunately due to losing my Mum in early December and then with my husband's Dad having a major stroke two days later I was a bit late posting them. I posted them before Christmas but Fabiola has only just received hers a few days ago.
I did a post on the lovely swap gifts I received from Fabiola and Drora here:
From Fabiola I received:

and from Drora I received:

Below are photos of the swap parcels I sent Fabiola and Drora:

for Fabiola

for Drora

Just looking at these photos I took it has become obvious to me that I failed to put a little glass jug in with Fabiola's gift. Sorry Faby, it was certainly my intention to do so. I somehow must have overlooked it in my rush to get the parcels posted.
Adding to the delay in getting the parcels posted was my rush to get the little paper chains finished. Each link of the chain is made with little pieces of quilling paper 1/8 inch x 3/4 inch. I think they look effective and I enjoyed making them but they are fiddly and time consuming to make.
The Christmas stockings and the teddy bear are buttons, the vase of flowers is a bead with some paper scrapbooking roses in it and the angel and fancy cake plate and cake tongs are made from jewellery findings.
This is a close up of a cake plate and angel so you can see better the findings I used:

I do prefer a solid bead for the head as in the ones I used for the swap gifts.
I enjoy playing around with beads and jewellery findings to see what I can come up with - enjoyable play time.
Thank you to Fabiola for organising the swap. It is always lovely to receive miniatures from fellow miniaturists from around the world.


  1. Don't worry for the jug! Your gifts are wonderful and they are in my creations. Thank you very much for these little treasures.

  2. Wonderful Christmas gifts, given and received, Sharee, enjoy :D!
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. I've already admired your gifts on Faby's blog... and I have no doubt that this paper chain was both fiddly and time-consuming... You must have the patience of a Saint! ;O)


  4. Thank you Sharee for showing how you created these adorable little minis. It was my
    pleasure doing this swap with you.

    Hugs, Drora

  5. Beautiful gifts, both given and received! xo Jennifer

  6. Detalles enviados con cariño.
    Un abrazo

  7. lovely gifts from fine ladies, I hope they keep you inspired and creating. I am awaiting your next upcycle ;)