Saturday, 31 December 2011

Felt Christmas Swap Part II

Tracy was kind enough to organise the 2011 Felt Christmas Swap.  Quite a few Felt sellers signed up for this and Tracy has just posted the photographs over on her blog at:

Once the rain and wind stops I will get out on to the deck and take some better photos of the beautiful gifts I received.  I saved my three parcels until the big day - you know how it is when you are all grown-up and you don't get too many surprises...Well, I really felt like a child again as I excitedly opened my presents from Jacqui, Lisa and Tracy on Christmas morning.  You really did make my Christmas extra special.  Thank you so much x

Tracy's lovely comments about my crafty gifts made me blush - Thanks Tracy, you did an awesome job matching us up and getting us organised.  I know that we all appreciated your hard work.  In fact I enjoyed it so much I can't wait to participate next year!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Here comes the rain. Again.

The rains have returned.  Since our big move 'down south' to this (supposed!) sunny spot at the top of the 'Mainland' we have experienced incredibly wet weather.  The floods of just two weeks ago have returned with a vengeance.  We know it's severe when we can look across the valley and spot 'our' little waterfall.  It didn't let us down today. 
So we have spent the entire day inside.  We have battened down the hatches and crafted, eaten Christmas chocolates, built dragons of lego and watched movies.  And then eaten a few more Christmas chocolates!  The day was also spent anticipating Mr Fifi's safe return from work.  He was not as fortunate as us and had set off very early on this grey, wet Friday morning to spend another day out and about checking landslips and visiting flooded homes, as he has done over the past fortnight.  We are very proud of him.  I sent him off to work with some lollies.  And we saved him a teensy-weensy bit of Christmas chocolate!
We are thinking of all of those people who aren't yet back in their homes.  The rain is supposed to ease off from tomorrow.  Let's hope so.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas Swap on Felt

This year I took the plunge and joined in with the Christmas Swap on Felt  I didn't want to spoil the surprise for my swap partners so have waited until now to show the gifts that I sent.  Each of my partners received an ilovefifi blossom plus some Vintage Fifi tags.  I was a tiny bit nervous as to what my partners might think of their little parcels.  Fingers-crossed that they were happy! 
I was delighted with the gifts I received.  That is an understatement really.  The quality of the craftmanship (or should that be 'craftwomanship'?!) is stunning.  I was just thrilled to bits.  Photos to follow very soon.  And I am full of gratitude to my swap partners Lisa, Jacquiline and Tracy (who was simply fantastic at getting the swap up and running) - THANK YOU!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

One of my favourite places...For obvious reasons!

With many husband-made-cuppas and a 'helpful' littl'un, I started this teensy venture almost a year ago.  In that time we have moved islands, lost a car, gained a motorbike, enjoyed country living, looked forward to city living, smiled a lot, cried a little and laughed so many times...Time has flown.



Welcome to Vintage Fifi's blog.  I have been meaning to do this for such a very long time so here goes...Will be back soon!