Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas 5x5 Page Swap

One of my Yahoo groups is involved in a swap featuring the 12 Days of Christmas - 12 of us were to choose a number from 1 through 12 and represent that number (and day - from the song) by creating 12  - 5"x5" pages.  We were to wrap each page so that everyone would have a surprise when the specified day arrived. 
I chose Day 11 - Eleven Pipers Piping.  I cannot show the pages that I created until later but here are photos of what mine looked like before I mailed them off to the hostess,  Elizabeth .

I was delighted to find panels of  fabric at fabric.com that featured the Twelve Days of Christmas.  I cut out the panels, one for each day, and then sewed a coordinating fabric to the back.  I then stamped cotton twill with each person's name and sewed to the fabric "bag".  I enclosed my 5x5 page into each one (I coordinated the DAY that each person had with the number on their bag - this will give them a little storage pouch for their pages until they bind them) and then stitched them closed with a long (easy to open, I hope!) stitch.  Clicking on the photo will enlarge it so the names are visible.  On a very sad note, Gina Wise was one of the participants and she suddenly died a few weeks ago - this saddened all of us greatly!  It will be an extra special day when we open the package from dear Gina!


kathy mc said...

What fun. Sorry to hear about Gina.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had no idea you were showing these until I read it on Jan's blog. Thank you for showing them, too. You know how much I love your packaging. I'm trying to figure out a way to remove Patty's name and get mine on there.

I know Gina was excited, and she told me she wanted to open them, but resisted, because she wanted to be surprised. I guess that was one time she should have, since she'll have to see them from heaven, now.