Friday, December 24, 2010

Let it Snow ~ Day 12

What giftie do we have today? Ever innovative, Cindy has created unique jar snowmen for us all ~ each one with its very own personality!

This is Day 12 ~ can you believe our swap has come to a conclusion? Thank you to all the participants. You have made the wait for Christmas Day so much more cheery. Way to go Chickies ~ we look forward to our next swap.

Have a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas to you all!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Let Heaven & Nature Sing ~ Day 11

Festive and fun is how you can describe the nature-infused jewellery pieces Jennifer created for us on Day 11. The pin is made out of a bottle cap and the pendant a Scrabble tile ~ we love green gifts!

She cleverly wrapped them in a paper stocking too, which would look cute all on its own hanging on a tree or mantle.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Retro moments ~ Day 10

Every morning during this swap, I sit down at my computer with my tea and open the day's gift, eagerly anticipating the surprise that awaits me. I haven't been disappointed. Not once!

It would appear that Nicolette was in a retro mood when she so skillfully created the Chickies some delightful Christmas hanging decorations.

Can you believe there are only TWO more days after today?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Love takes wing ~ Day 9

You just know that the gift Kim hand crafted for us on Day 9 is made with love. Not only did she include some of her famous Rock my World Rocks, but just look at this super soft, hand dyed heart! It reads Love = Courage: perfect to sit in the tree during Christmas time and any other place throughout the year as a reminder.

Monday, December 20, 2010

By the book ~ Day 8

Heather provided a little hint of what to expect inside, when she placed the beautifully collaged bookmark (Kim's pictured here) on the outside of her gift for us on Day 8.
Inside was a gorgeous vintage-y composition book. (compare the before and after photos!).
I'm sure we'll all have no problem at all putting our books to good use!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vintage Christmas ~ Day 7

Day 7 is Dawn's day to create for the Canadian Chickies
She created little Vintage Hang Ups along with Crystal Key Necklaces for each Chickie using the "likes" of everyone and incorporating them into her designs.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Joy to you ~ Day 6

We're half way there, Chickies. It's Day 6 and Sabina has prepared a special surprise tucked into these lovely silky sacks for all of us!

Just look how Sabina so ingeniously is using all those baby food jars these days! It is a precious cherub/fairy in a bottle! Don't you love the cotton batting snow and the dangling snowflakes. So pretty. So precious.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Banner Day ~ Day 5

You could say Day 5 of the Canadian Chickies Exchange is a banner day,
thanks to Martha.

She handmade us a very sweet Joy banner that is sure to add a special touch
wherever we all decide to hang it.

Joy to the World!

Matchless Wonder ~ Day 4

Kathryn went all out to create something that matches up to our "likes" on the 4th day of Christmas (forgive the pun), when she created a beautiful little Matchbook necklace for us. I think I may put mine on my Christmas tree since it's so pretty and glittery!
She invites us to tuck in a special quote, thought or dream in the matchbox.
What a great idea, Kathryn!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Seasonal Whimsy ~ Day 3

We receive two gifties for Day 3, made by the ever generous Mar.
She created sweet little Christmas Tree magnets, and wonderful miniature paintings complete with easels.
Such special paintings; can you match up the paintings to each of us Chickies?
Here is a photo of my Day 3 goodies. How did Mar know that if she came over to my house right about now that I would serve her a piping hot drink in a Christmas-y mug!

Peace ~ Day 2

Love and Peace are Eternal
~ John Lennon
Oh look what Brittni created for us to open on Day 2! It's a sweet little booklet which includes a turtle dove for us to hang on our trees on one page, and on the next, the above quote.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Handmade Perfection: Day 1

Day 1 is finally here and it's time to open Arlene's gift.
What delicate wrapping she's used, what's inside?

Look! It's a leather bracelet.

Wow ~ is this homemade? It's so perfect!
Amazing job, Arlene!
(I see Chickie Kim has posted about Day 1 on her blog already this morning too. Check it out here!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 12 ~ Under wraps

And finally, what goodies does Cindy have in store for us on Day 12? We will have to wait until Christmas Eve to find out.

And tomorrow! December 13th, we will get to open our Day 1 offering. Please check this blog then for the unveiling of Arlene's gift. Can you stand the suspense?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 11 ~ Stuffed with Goodness

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care ...
Just look at the beautiful stockings that Jennifer created to wrap her gifts in.
If the outside is this pretty, just imagine what's inside ~ December 23rd we'll finally get to peek!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 10 ~ Waiting, waiting, waiting

Something pretty is hiding in Nicolette's trimmed white bag, but what? Isn't this fun ~ and torturous, waiting, waiting, waiting?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 9 ~ It's in the bag!

Looks like Kim went all out creating pretty little paper bags
and complimentary Joy tags for Day 9. We can only imagine
what sweet treasure she's created for us to open on the 21st of December!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 8 ~ Vintage Delight!

A collaged vintage bookmark/tag adorns Heather's offering, and it is also the largest of all the gifties we have to look forward to opening (on Day 8 of the swap).

What goodness is in this package?

Day 7 ~ Nostalgic Christmas

Served up on a silver platter, these gifts wrapped in old pattern tissue from Dawn are all different sizes and promise to make everyone feel nostalgic on Day 7.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6 ~ Pretty Pretty

Sabina wrapped her gifties in beautiful silky bags ~
making it two gifts in one for us on the 6th day.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 3, 4 and 5 ~ Triple Goodness!

I was away for a couple day, with no time for Internet access, so I am including 3, count em, 3 days in one little post!

Day 3: Wrapped in golden paper, Mar's packages seems to have two parts.
A sweet cherub holds the secret...

Day 4:
Good things come in little packages,
and just look at these little and very
cheery gifties that Kathryn popped
into these little bags.
We can hardly wait to see what
she made for for us to enjoy
on Day 4!

Day 5: Create Joy is what the back of Martha's simple brown paper package reads.
It is sure to bring us all joy when we open it on December 17th.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2 ~ Simplicity!

On the 2nd Day of Christmas Brittni sent to me ... well I don't really know yet, but it comes in a simple plain envelope with my written on it. We will all get to open this one on December 14th!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 1 ~ we're dreaming of a White Christmas

December 1st is finally here!
Time to start looking at our wrapped gifts in anticipation of discovering
just what goodies each Chickie has created for our Christmas Exchange 2010.

Day One of the Canadian Chickie Christmas Exchange arrives courtesy of Arlene.
The gift is wrapped in a beautifully embroidered cloth (white on white)
tied with a simple red string.
But what's inside?
We will have to wait until December 13th
when our opening frenzie begins. Huzzah!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chickie Christmas Exchange

Well you likely have ideas running around in your heads about the upcoming exchange. This year, we've made sure everyone has plenty of time to come up with the best idea possible to create your finest work for some of the sweetest people out there.

Rumour has it that a couple of our participants have started creating their gifts already! (Please watch for your day number assignment to be announced soon)

November 19th is the mail out date. You have until then to create your 12 beautiful little pieces of art for everyone, then wrap em up all pretty and mail out to their destinations. We will count down to the first day by showing each wrapped gift and then each day, we will show the treasures as we open them.

Remember to do your very best work by creating something that you would be thrilled to receive! This promises to be a very sweet swap. Now go get creative, Chickies!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Join the New Chickie Swap!

Canadian Chickies, listen up! We have a new swap coming up and we welcome YOU to join in the fun!

Now I can hear some of you already starting to form excuses in your heads why you shouldn't join in this swap, but please fiirst let me say that even though this is called Mother's Day Door Hanger Swap, you do NOT have to be a mother to join this swap. The only qualification that you need for this swap, is that you have had a mother sometime during your lifetime! I can also assure you that it won't take THAT much effort to be a part of this swap. Canadian Chickies, we like to keep our swaps simple. Minimal work, minimal commitment and maximum loveliness! Please read on and join us this time round.

Mother's Day Door Hanger Swap
To sign up, go to our Yahoo site, in the Database under Mother's Day Door Hanger 2010. Once we have all the sign ups, you will be assigned a partner for the swap. Everyone will be asked to create a Door Hanger for their partner ~ simple as that. Make a pretty little something that your partner can hang on a door in her home that she can sit and enjoy. If you're wondering what your partner likes, check out the Things I Like in the Database to help you create the perfect door hanger just for her.

Sign up by March 25th
Mail out by April 25th
(so that the hangers will reach
their destinations by May 9th)