Monday, 13 January 2014

Secret Santa – Wombat Style

I’ve mentioned before how much I love my Wombat gals. It is such a great group of girls and I love that I get to sew Bee blocks with them each month! However December can be a bit hectic for bee blocks… so instead we decided on a Secret Santa!

I got the lovely Jane as my partner! After she commented on some tote bags I was making for my son’s teachers, I decided to make another one just for her.

Feathers Tote

I dug into my treasured bundle of Joel Dewberry True Colours for some cute prints for the appliqued feathers. The feathers came about after much stalking of Jane’s epic pinterest boards and seeing a whole lot of feather stuff pinned.


But a simple tote bag on its own is a bit boring. Then I came across this cute idea for an envelope shaped sewing pouch! So cute! Or perhaps should I say sew cute?! There’s a tutorial here – uses 10” squares. Perfect for layer cakes!

Fabric envelope with goodiesFront of fabric envelope

So! That was my Secret Santa gift taken care of!

Secret Santa gifts

And in return…. my Secret Santa was Marieka! And boy did she spoil me! Look at this beautiful mini quilt she made!

Mini quilt

Beautiful hexies, a sweet bird, a mini version of the Diamond Star quilt block – plus a needle felted pincushion and pins! Awesome!

Mini quilt on the Mini quilt

This little mini block measures just under 3” square. That’s some teeny paper piecing right there! Isn’t it fabulous! Plus look at that gorgeous wavy quilting. Too hard to pick one favourite part!


Such a fun Secret Santa swap with such a fun group of gals!

Thanks you for the gorgeousness Marieka! I feel very lucky!


  1. Your fabric envelopes are just too cute!

  2. Great makes! I love those feathers! What a fun swap!

  3. Lovely gifts both given and received, what a fun swap. The teeny, tiny paper pieced quilt is impressive.

  4. Gosh what a talented group you are! Are you sure it was less hectic than making bee blocks??

  5. awesome gifts both given and received!!! love the feathers :)

  6. That is so adorable!! I love the hexi tree and all the little details you added to the gift. So lovely!

  7. how fun!! and great gifts swapped!!

  8. Your tote looks great and I love the envelope you made! I also like the gift you received. You are a very talented group :)

  9. Such beautiful gifts! The envelope sewing pouch is so cute.

  10. Lucky you! That mini is awesome!
    And i love the tote and envelope you made, super cute!

  11. I love both of those gifts! The feathers are just divine and that little mini quilt is superb!

  12. What an awesome Secret Santa present. That little quilt is precious..and al of the work that she put into it makes it so very special. Thanks for sharing the tutorial for making the cloth envelope. I just love the way the worlds can be interactive. Buddy wouldn’t know what to do if he got an envelope and not a Post-It. Thanks for visiting my blog. It is so nice to have visitors. genie


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