Sunday, 25 November 2012

Cracker Swap Updates

I don't know about you but time seems to be hurtling along at a great speed of knots at the moment...I'm not really sure what I'm doing with my time but it sure is disappearing fast!!

Today we're off to my mum and dad's for a quick visit so will be braving the winds for the drive down. Although it's nice and sunny I don't think we will be taking a walk along the sea wall!!! 

But before we go I just thought I would give you a quick update of all things "CRACKERS"

Firstly the lovely Betty from Betty the Wood Fairy has joined our cracker swap, I will be Betty's partner and we have already exchanged a few ideas! Don't forget to pop over and say hello.

Secondly, we have had a first "Cracker Swap" posts, if you pop over to Joy and Ellie's blog you can see what they sent and received, it really is amazing what you can squeeze into a cardboard tube!!!!

Finally, I was lucky to receive my first cracker yesterday morning all the way from New Zealand (this was an additional swap - Kimberley and I have been exchanging gifts and letters since the rugby world cup earlier on in the year and Kimberley thought it would be nice to do this swap between us, who could refuse such a offer - not me that's for sure!!)

This is what Kimberley sent me 

a Kiwi cross stitch kit

a cute red reindeer decoration

I just love this red and cream Christmas fabric

a snowman cookie cutter and some Christmas cupcakes cases

a very cute jar of Christmas mini pegs

some lovely manuka honey & kelp soap

I love the fact that you get such different sweets when you take part in swaps from other countries and I can't wait to try my Lumps!!!

Now I will definitely have to hide this pen from my daughter Rachel (this is MY pen Rachel!!!)

and finally this handmade Christmas house - I love the fabrics and it will look so festive hanging on my tree

Here are my wonderful goodies altogether, thanks Kimberley for another great swap, yours will be on it's way sometime next week!!!

I hope all you cracker's are coming along nicely we have just under a week to get them posted out 
(unless you have decided differently with your swap partner) and I can't wait to see them all.

here is a link to the flickr group so that you can post your photo's.....

Cracker Swap 2012


  1. Lots of really lovely bits in your cracker, Tracy. Really looking forward to seeing what everyone else managed to squeeze into the roll. Joy xx

  2. Lots of lovely bits Tracy!

    Have you received my email Tracy?????
    I need your address dear to be able to send you my Christmas Cracker.

    keep well


  3. Oooh, nice to be already able to see what someone got!!! You got some cracking items! I'm compiling mine for Jille but I lack the kitchen roll tube, MUST ask someone for one at school! I suppose I could use a Pringle tube instead if I clean it thoroughly....

  4. Wow I'm amazed all of that fit into a tube! Mine is all wrapped and ready to go just waiting for my partner's address, exciting x

  5. Still assembling mine to send, but should be finished today at some point and post it out tomorrow.....lots of lovely gifts Tracy from NZ, am curious about the Pinapple Lumps!!! :)

  6. Just catching up on blogland and saw my name! I will be ready to post my cracker next week. It's such fun to be part of a swap - thankyou! Betty x


I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on my blog and I will try to answer as many as I can. thanks Tracy

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