This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Crackers

The Southern Cross Crazies had a Christmas Cracker swap and the crackers are now winging their way to their new owners.  This was the fabulous swap, I loved making the cracker outers and stuffing the cardboard paper towel middles with goodies almost as much as I love receiving and opening my crackers from other people!!
These are the three crackers that I made and posted to Natascha  (Victorian), Faye (Autumn) and Maureen (Cream/Blues Victorian).
The first cracker that I received was from Natascha.  It was a bright and cheerful Christmas themed cracker and contained more Christmas stuff PLUS Natascha added a baby doll in a christening gown and a gorgeous china Rocking Horse for my dolls house.
This is the cracker, baby doll and rocking horse. Note the beetle on the top of the cracker - he is gorgeous, red and gold stitching with detached gold beaded wings.  Here is a close-up of the beetle.

This was the cracker opened - it contained Christmas fabrics, lots of gold trims and beads, red trim, a button and a fabulous assortment of Christmas patchwork material including the large Father Christmas cut-out.

My second cracker was received from Maureen in Victoria.  This one was a beautiful Victorian cracker and Maureen had also thought of my miniatures by including a round doily which will be perfect for a dolls house tablecloth and some very mini braid.
Maureen included lots of cream fabric, laces and pearl trim for my cream-on-cream quilt blocks, lots of pastel trinkets and buttons and beautiful frosted flower beads.  I am a very happy little vegemite at the moment!!