Day 12: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

The last day! I’m quite sad it’s over… but I had so much fun doing this, I want to participate in more swaps next year. ūüėÄ

Day 12: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

This is the last present, and I’m very sure it’s a knit item. ūüėČ

Headband

Headband! In lilac, with a very sweet pink crochet flower accent. Thank you, Samantha!
I really thought it might be a grey coloured item, but I was surprised that it’s actually in lilac!

Day 12: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Day 12: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

And this concludes the 12 Days of Xmas Swop. I received all 12 lovely gifts from Samantha. To see what I got my swop partner, head on to Wasted Fashion’s Facebook Page to see her videos!

The 12 Days of Christmas Swop was hosted by¬†Juanita¬†and¬†Chloe. Thank you for a fun experience, I’ll never forget it.

Day 11: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Second last day already… I’m going to miss opening presents… :(
What could this one be? My first guess was a votive candle, but I was so wrong!

Day 11: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Day 11: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

It’s a¬†shot glass, of the Texas armadillo! It’s another great present from Texas. I haven’t yet been to the US or seen a real Texas armadillo, so this is a nice treat. ūüėÄ Armadillos are such funky creatures with their leathery shells, aren’t they? Another wonder of the world. I’m sometimes amazed at how creatures evolve.

Texas Armadillo

Love that purple to blue gradient!

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Above left is my attempt to put a fake tea light candle inside it, but I failed. lol.¬†And I really hope the photo on the right matches the gift! Thank you Samantha, I really like this one. It shall go on display when I get to Zurich. ūüėÄ

Everyone participating in this swop:

Day 10: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Day 10! I am just a few minutes behind in posting… I went from having 2 posts scheduled in advance to writing it on the day itself!

Day 10: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Day 10: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

On Day 10, Samantha got me a pretty black and white clipboard with notepad!¬†I haven’t bought one of these in years, so I’m glad to have gotten one today, and a very pretty one too.

Clipboard and notepad

The ribbon is so lovely. I pushed it upwards to cover the clip, so I can still use the notepad with the ribbon on!

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I am pretty silly for not opening the envelope of photographs first, I know ūüėõ
The left photo shows the back of the notepad and the photographed clue.

Pattern that goes all the way :D

Each sheet has the sweet flower pattern on the side. I find these notepads too precious to use, but I really have to change my ways. I used to hoard notepads when I was a child, finding them too nice to waste, but in the end I gave them away because I just had too many and they were already 20 years old and spotty. That will teach me to use things while they are nice and fresh.

Thank you again Samantha! You are a very experienced gift giver, a whole lot better than I am. ūüėÄ

12 Days of Christmas Swop, hosted by Juanita and Chloe. I’m Chloe’s Santa! Check out her Wasted Fashion Facebook Page to see the gifts I gave her.

Day 9: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Ok so let’s see what Samantha, my Santa, gave to me on Day 9!

Day 9: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of my doll with the parcel, sorry if this freaks anyone out. I normally confine my hobby to Flickr only. From now on, I won’t call any fanatical hobby or interest, “weird”, because after I explore it a little, I start to understand it better and also like it myself. OK anyway, back to topic. Let’s open it up.

Giraffe chopsticks

Pink giraffe

Oh giraffe chopsticks! I have to say, I admired these novelty chopsticks from afar, but never bought one for myself. I couldn’t justify that purchase, but now I have a set, yay! This is so cute, I love it. Thanks Samantha!

Day 9: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

If I didn’t know how to use chopsticks, these would be handy eh? I remember how hard it was to learn how to hold one properly, and my hands ached like crazy. They still do, after grabbing onto one for long periods. I know who could try harder with his chopstick skills… Michael. ūüėõ

Oh I also found the matching photo!

Day 9: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Until tomorrow!

Day 7: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

I hope all of you participating in the swop are enjoying your gifts :)
Here is what I chose for Day 7. They were stuck together, and I took that as a sign they were meant to be opened at the same time.

Day 7: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Photos? What could these be for?

I opened up the envelope and found photos inside. They’re very arty, I thought. I could put them on my pinboard for display. I had not yet made THE connection with them.. Keep reading. ūüėÄ

I then opened the Spongebob present. I really love this paper, I’m nuts!

I like spongebob wrapping paper

It's a cloth bag! Purple!!

Once I saw the material, I instantly knew what it was, a reusable bag! Oh it’s so purple and pretty. I really love collecting bags like these. I should really use more of them, but they’re too pretty to soil. I do use some of mine to store toys. That way, I get to use them and keep them clean. I am sure this one is destined to hold my stuffed toys in Zurich. Thank you Samantha! :)

Opened bag, hearts!

Bag and photos

Here’s the funny thing. While looking at the photos again, I actually spotted one that looked familiar… Then I found more and more that looked familiar. Could these be clues to all my gifts?! And I had not opened this until Day 7! I’m kicking myself.

Hey these look familiar

You can see the heart bag has been photographed up close! I also found one of the Texas magnet, NYC polish, calendars, and manicure set. I think I’m missing the bubble bath, it could be the white flower or the gradient purple photo. Also the bracelet, that could be the blue one, second from the pile below. I’m not sure yet. Omigosh… Samantha, you’ve outdone yourself. I am in awe at the lengths you went to, to put all of this together.

I can now tell that I’ll be getting something knitted perhaps? And there’s something with a strawberry coming up… such fun!! ūüėÄ

Day 3: Twelve Days Xmas Swop

Day three. I could not wait until 10pm AEDT, and even after I rescheduled to 5pm, I am still impatient. From now on, I’ll post between 3-4pm. ūüėÄ

Ok so, I’m pleased with everything I’ve got so far! Samantha did a good job choosing for me. Today, it’s this piece. The paper was already a little ripped on the side when I received the parcel, but I didn’t peek inside beforehand, I promise! I still had no idea what was inside, so that didn’t ruin the surprise, don’t worry.

Day 3 swop parcel - red stripes

Calendars and planners!

Calendars and planners, yay!! And they’re purple themed again! These will be incredibly handy in Zurich. I always forget to write shopping lists, but with these cute pieces, I shouldn’t forget any longer. I’ll keep the weekly one on my desk, magnetic notes in the kitchen and calendar to stick up on my office wall. I could even give one to Michael, let’s see if he wants one.

Calendar with wipe off notes and a weekly planner

Shown above are the calendar with wipe-off notes section on top, and weekly pull-off notepad. Below is the magnetic notepad with pull-off calendar. I love them, thank you Samantha!

Mini magnetic calendar with notes

You can also head over to Wasted Fashion’s Facebook page to see the videos Chloe made while opening the gifts I sent to her. :)

12 Days of Christmas Swop, hosted by Juanita and Chloe. Below is the list of everybody participating in this swap, and where packages were sent to.