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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Secret Santa Swap 2014 - part 2

In part 1 I explained what we sent to Canada for Lorraine's 2014 Secret Santa Swap.  My younger daughter and I asked for the following:

a classic coat and hat for Sasha (Laura)
a pair of white Mary Jane type shoes for baby Mabel
a pair of lace up shoes for baby Leo
a bright coloured sweater for baby Leo
a yoke style dress for Laura in fine corduroy (patterned or plain)
For anyone who isn't familiar with dollmum's blog, Laura has red hair (Sasha white dress), baby Leo is an early sexed blond boy and baby Mabel is a an early sexed brown haired waif.

The parcel arrived in early December and I saved the individual gifts for opening on Christmas day.

On Christmas morning Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer arrived with a sleigh full of lovely parcels for Laura, baby Leo and baby Mabel.  We did manage to unwrap the gifts during the afternoon however there wasn't time to do more than a quick photo of the three dolls (and my younger daughter) with the gifts before we went to stay with family and it was only 2 days later that I had a moment to edit the photo, followed by a photo session today of the dolls wearing their new clothes.

Rudolf delivers the Secret Santa gifts 
The gifts from Rosie L (Secret Santa) in the sleigh 
Baby Mabel was thrilled with her white Mary Jane shoes - she has been asking for a pair ever since she arrived in our family.  Rosie L had knitted baby Leo a wonderful multicoloured sweater and provided a gorgeous yoke style green dress with a white collar for Laura who with her red hair looks wonderful in this colour.  There was a fourth gift to unwrap addressed to me and my younger daughter (she unwrapped it) and we were very pleased with the lovely felt Christmas tree decoration of a fox and a fox cross stitch kit, which my daughter will stitch.  Rosie L had also thoughtfully enclosed mini candy canes for the dolls.  Thank you Rosie for our lovely gifts - we're delighted with them.
My girl with Mabel, Leo, Laura and all the gifts
Leo in his lovely sweater from Rosie L
Leo and Mabel, who is wearing her new Mary Jane shoes
with the Christmas dress I made for her last year
Leo, Laura and Mabel in their Secret Santa gifts
The fox cross stitch kit which my daughter will stitch
The fox Christmas tree decoration
As it happens, I had ordered a coat and hat set from Vintage Sasha at the Chat 'n Snap after my daughter tried to get a set from Sarah's table but wasn't into rugby tackling all the bigger people who had longer arms to reach through the crowd.  Sarah found some more velvet to make the hat to go with the dog tooth coat (although she said it was just as slippery to sew as the other velvet she had used).  On Christmas day my girl was delighted with the coat and hat set and it went with Laura when we visited family later that day.  On Boxing day evening there was snowfall all night so on the 27th we had a morning of fun in the snow (nearly 4 inches) before returning home later, where no snow at all had fallen.

Laura in her Vintage Sasha coat and hat
with the snow reindeer and a Team Santa Reindeer from Build a Bear
Under the coat in the snow picture Laura was wearing her blue velvet dress, sparkly tights and blue satin ballet shoes!  We'd forgotten to bring some outdoor footwear on this trip to go with the coat.  So she didn't stay outside for long!  My girl transferred the 2012 Olympics pin badge to the collar of the coat from the blue dress.

When Laura tried on her lovely new green yoke dress today she put the coat and hat on over the top of the dress and I took another photo.  She wore the white socks which Sarah included in the set, and her black Scottish dancing shoes by Lisa Hartley.
Laura wearing the Vintage Sasha coat and hat
with Lisa Hartley dancing shoes
Thank you Lorraine for organising the swap again - it was great fun to take part and we're very pleased with our gifts.


Serenata said...

What a lovely post and super gifts received in this swap. So glad you enjoyed it. Lovely to see them all dressed in their new outfits and accessories. I will put up links to this and the other post tomorrow hopefully. Or should that read today!

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Dee said...

lovely gifts from Rosie and lovely coat by Sarah.
Glad the snow did not reach us!

Rosie said...

My daughter and I are delighted you liked your Santa gifts - we really enjoy the swops!
Laura's coat and hat are lovely too.
Like Dee, I'm glad the snow didn't come here. But it's frosty here this morning, I hope it's not a sign of things to come.

Ginger said...

I enjoyed your Santa Swap posts very much. Rosie is a fabulous Santa! Sarah's coat is wonderful and your daughter is sure to enjoy this coat on Laura with snow fall like that!! Happy holidays to you and your family! :) xxx

SimplySasha said...

Well, your Sasha crew are a lucky lot indeed! Rosie and Sarah have done them proud!

Sharon said...

Very nice indeed! I'm sure your daughter was delighted with her VS coat and hat set too!
Big hugs Sharon x

Kendal said...

Laura, Babies Leo and Mabel look as though they had a truly wonderful Christmas and receiving everything that they had asked Father Christmas for.
Just how lucky are they then. They certainly must have been very good dolls over the year 2014

Wishing them all another great year under your youngest daughter's love and care.