Friday 26 December 2014

Secret Santa Swap - Post Two: What others Received.

This is letter written to Santa: 

 Dear Secret Santa
My Sasha group live in Australia so Christmas is very hot. It would be great to have a new summer outfit that is sewn by the secret Santa as I do not sew! My Sasha babies would especially love a new outfit but happy to receive something for Sasha or Gregor size if that suits you better. Sasha babies would love shoes.  Many thanks.

Taking this request on board, these are the gifts I made for Sonya for the Secret Santa Swap.

Dress with matching pantaloons for Sasha (which could also be worn with a top), Matching dress for baby Sasha with shoes and some assorted toys and a Christmas stocking- not pictured.

Sonya sent a lovely photo of her Cora and baby Tilly wearing the dresses and enjoying the toys.


Next up we have photos of the lovely gifts Marijke received from her Secret Santa (DollMum) 

Kiltie, Cora, Sasha, Ffion and Rowan, are playing with the skipping rope that arrived for them from Dollmum.

Marijke writes:  Here are the Christmas photos, except for the chocolate, which is partially eaten! Secret Santa Dollmum (Anna) sent clothing for the boys and a baby, as well as toys. Caleb got dibs on the jeans, better than the girls’ jeans, because his have pockets on the bum. Bastiaan decided as he was blond, and blue suits blonds, he should get the royal blue long-sleeve T-shirt. And Mimmi, with her dark colouring, looks wonderful in her short, spotted, rose overalls; because it is winter, she is wearing them over a sweater. Her hat was given to her by another person for Christmas, and she refuses to remove it.

Bastiaan, Caleb, Gregor and Rufus admire the boat Dollmum sent, it is raining enough today that there are lots of puddles out there, but none of them have rain-gear as yet so they will have to test it in the bath.


Next up we have the gifts received by Miss Laird from Sadie.

The first one is of the lovely gifts sent to my daughter by Sadie - there's a wonderful co-ordinated outfit with top, tights and a really lovely hounds tooth pinafore. Also a pretty party dress with a bow and a super pair of shoes which go with both outfits. There are also some little toys for Cora to play with. 

We hope you agree how well Cora looks in her new togs and would like to say a really big THANK YOU to Sadie for these thoughtful  gifts.


Rosie's Secret Santa was Rochelle, and this is what she writes about the gifts received: 

Next up a few words from Audrey, Erica and Clara -

To thank Rochelle for her kindness we've sent you a few pictures.
Our Mum knits ...a lot, but she doesn't sew very well! So we asked for some skirts from Secret Santa this year.

Just look at the beautiful skirts which Rochelle sent to us, we hope you agree they match so well with our sweaters.

And to keep Mum busy there was a lovely ball of Alpaca wool - she's says it will make one of us a really soft sweater.

Also in our parcel were 3 chocolate bars - one for each of us - Oh oh what's Lonely up to?

So many, many thanks to Sadie, Rochelle and to you Lorraine for organising another successful swap.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2015



 Melissa wrote that Sadie was very excited to receive a gift from so far away as her Secret Santa - Sonya, resides n Australia.

Here is Sadie's Cora dressed in the lovely outfit she received - loving the Koala on the bag and of course the one in her arm!


As mentioned earlier this month, Ginger's Finn opened his presents BEFORE Christmas Day!   Ginger reveals all here

Finn looks very happy with the fabulous gifts received from Secret Santa Rosie.


A few more still to come...


  1. I was so relieved that Marijke's parcel arrived in time for Christmas as I posted it a week later than the date we were meant to for the swap, I am glad her Sashas and Gregors like their gifts. We have opened ours and I have taken photos, will blog soon and send you copies tomorrow.

  2. How nice to see the thoughtful Secret Santa Swap gifts. Thank you Lorraine for making it happen for us in 2014! :) xxx

  3. I have blogged about the gifts we sent at

  4. I have also blogged about the gifts we received at - thank you Lorraine for organising the swap, it was fun to do and we're thrilled with what we received.


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