1.03.2012

Secret Santa: The Blog Version

Before undecking those halls I wanted to share with you one special gift I received this year from my Blogger Secret Santa.  I have always seen blogger swaps, and was so excited to participate in the Secret Santa hosted by Mary and Viktoria.  I was assigned Elena, and Marta was assigned me! Equipped with a $15 limit and a list of likes and interests we were asked to pull together a sweet gift for our gift recipient.  Marta nailed my love of homemade whimsical pieces, fashionable pins and cooking related goodies! Here's what Marta got me, I scored big :) Thanks Marta!

These beautiful handmade felt birds in robin's egg blue and grey.  I wish I had them in time to trim the tree with, but now several of these sweet birds live in my craft nook.



Marta also made me this adorable little pin.  I have been trying to perfect my felt petal pins for over a year, and now I don't have to.  I love the little floral button in the center.  I'm planning to wear it on my cardigan tomorrow at work.


And last but certainly not least, this beautiful French Country-inspired apron from Anthropologie. It's almost too pretty to cook in, but not quite. :)  I donned it last night while whipping up some ri-donk-ulous cookies (yes, I made cookies the week after everyone is sick of them) and it was so fun to wear and kept me flour-free!


Did you get anything fun and unexpected this holiday season?  I would love to hear what gifts were exciting for you this year!

I'm off to watch the Jane By Design premiere and finish my last challenge for the crew over there.  Stay tuned this week, I'll share that cookie recipe and maybe even a few pics of my Christmas boots!!!


14 comments:

Viktoria with a K said...

Marta is so sweet and I was SO jealous of what she got you! I absolutely love the birdies!! I'm sorry it didn't make it before Christmas though. Priority mail failed me...

Court said...

Those birds are cute and look like they would be pretty easy and fun to make (yes I always wonder if I could make something).

Sage said...

The birdies are adorable! The button eyes made me smile. :)

I am so over cookies. I had WAY too many of them the last few weeks.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Hey Cara! Those are NICE! I may have to do that next year. What fun! That pink flower will look great on a cardigan :) And I am loving that apron!!! How can you go wrong with Anthropologie? I would be afraid to cook because it's SO BEAUTIFUL! HAHAHA Enjoy your gifts! So deserving! :D

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Bravoe Runway said...

I hope to participate in a blog gift exchange next year, your gifts are awesome, esp LOVE the apron and I don't even know how to cook :D

skippysays said...

Those are such adorable and sweet gifts! I love seeing when people are thoughtful like that without spending a fortune :)
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smalltownbigwardrobe.com said...

Love that apron!! I have one from Vera Bradley, and I wear it all the time - cooking, cleaning, sitting around. I've even napped in it before (accidentally... I was really tired!).

My unexpected and favorite gift was tiny diamond studs from my boyfriend. Nicest piece of jewelry I've ever gotten, and totally sweet of him. :)

Tiffany said...

That's such a sweet apron. I love it!

Laura Go said...

awwww those birdies are adorable! and that apron is really pretty!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Kenziefaith said...

How sweet are these gifts! So crafty.. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

silvergirl said...

those birds are so cool
my most unexpected gift this year was the sequin hoodie my BFF gave me
totally unexpected
brett

Samantha said...

WOW, Marta is super talented! Love those handmade bird ornaments and pin! :)

chicology said...

Sucha pretty apron!

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