Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Cracker Fun

It is an annual tradition on the Crazy Quilting International group to have a Christmas Cracker Exchange.  We draw names and send each other homemade Christmas crackers stuffed to the brim with all kinds of stitching stash.  Unfortunately, I ran out of time and had to use plain fabric for the outside of my crackers.  I had the best of intentions of covering them with pieced crazy quilt blocks but time just wasn't on my side.  Hopefully the goodies inside helped make up for it though.

 Here is what was in the first one - yummy fabric, decoupaged buttons, charms, a butterfly applique, silk ribbon, buttons and beads.   Lots of bling in this one!
 The second one was more on a blue theme with a blue butterfly applique and silk ribbon in shades of blue and mauve.  More decoupage buttons, beads, sequins, charms, buttons, trim and a silkie.
This is the last one and it was more pink in colour - same fabrics, a Christmas silkie, beads, charms, buttons and a range of pink silk ribon.  I also added a cabachon face trimmed out in beads.

I hope Elizabeth, Joyce and Lorrie enjoyed the additions to their stash.  I just received my last cracker today from Portugal so as soon as I have a chance I will take photos and share what was in the ones I got in the mail.  This is such a fun exchange every year!


Anonymous said...

I'm new to the world of 'Chat Rooms' and haven't learned how to navigate around so I can see all these wonderful things on the CQ International. I've been wondering just exactly what a Christmas Craker was in the CQ world. It looks beautiful, I wish I could see the outsides of a few 'fancy' ones. Thanks for sharing.

Shel on Maui

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Shel! There is a link to joining CQI in the sidebar on my blog here. You could see all the crackers in the photo album there and, better yet, you can join in the fun next year!