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Fabulous Gift Exchange

Last night we met some good friends for dinner. They have just bought a house near the shore, so I thought I’d make them a little house warming gift.

A few months ago they had kindly donated some cotton shirts for my Shabby Chic upcycled shirt workshop. So I thought it would be a bit of a hoot to make a cushion from one of their favourite shirts and give it back to them 😉


I rescued the label from inside the shirt and added it to the corner to make it look really classy.


Luckily they loved it!

They also had a surprise gift for us. A few months ago they had asked if we had any spare corks as they were making some cork boards up and didn’t have enough. We were only too pleased to off load them to be reused. Most of them were from Champagne and Prosecco, hmmmm……….at least a month of Bubbles Sundays? I wasn’t sure they would be any good.


Surprise! We got them back LOL! Made into a lovely, one of a kind cork board specially for us!

We are so lucky to have such crazy creative friends!



10 comments on “Fabulous Gift Exchange

  1. treadlemusic
    October 21, 2015

    Crazy wonderful crafty folks….you ALL are!!!!!!

    • mandymunroe
      October 21, 2015

      So special, we all are Doreen. The best gifts are homemade, I know you understand!

      • treadlemusic
        October 21, 2015

        Yup…..I treasure each one that has ever been given to me (and probably still display most all of them!!!!!! sigh……..)

  2. Susan Wasset
    October 21, 2015

    I love it! Let’s make sure to keep each updated on all our projects. Love, love the pillow! I am counting on a visit to the beach next summer! XXOO Susan

    • mandymunroe
      October 21, 2015

      So glad Susan, we’re still laughing and we will think of you every time we stick a pin in! x Tell each other what we’re working on? – there’s a novel idea!

  3. claire93
    October 21, 2015

    I’m laughing at all this giving, recycling and giving back lol

    • mandymunroe
      October 21, 2015

      No chance I’m giving this away again! If we keep adding memories along the way, we’ll never get rid of anything lol!

  4. tialys
    October 21, 2015

    It’s great to have creative friends because, not only do you receive great gifts from them but you know they appreciate the ones they get from you 🙂

    • mandymunroe
      October 21, 2015

      You are so right, “Handmade with Love” goes without saying 🙂

  5. KerryCan
    October 22, 2015

    You’re all so generous and creative! Loving hands at home, all around!

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