These are the lovely handmade gifts I got from my talented arty, crafty friends.
Bags of things from Gillian.
I love the way she has done this button.
An unusual house in a cup pin cushion from Marian.
She's used tweeds and felt for the house and has embellished with hand embroidery.
She also made the lovely cup and hung a verse on a tag from the handle.
Helen made each of us a full book of inspiration, all different.
She has collaged images relevant to our interests and included other bits and bobs like the little bones on the dogs turbans.
And sparkly gems....
and a butterfly envelope complete with butterflies...
and a pocket with vintage postcards, etc....
Vicky has screen printed a pink Christmas tree design on a bag.
She has used this tree on a fabric called 'sugar coated Christmas Tree' on a background of stars, also with coordinating fabrics, which are available at Spoonflower .
She has also made this cute little brooch with the same tree with a laser cutter.
Didn't I do well?