Monday, 22 December 2008

Christmas Celebrations


Well the staff Christmas drinks went very well....I think there were a few of us with sore heads on Saturday morning...poor Kelly had to be the one who opened the shop up at 10am...I did not envy her at all!

The girls all loved their Christmas goodies which I wrapped in each of their current favourite fabric which I thought they could keep and have a small cushion made using the piece of fabric I gave them....they all loved this idea!!

We all laughed and reminisced about the year that was and all talked about our upcoming plans for 2009. Part of the gift I gave the girls for Christmas was to take them all down to Sydney in February for the Gift Fair. We will also hire a car and I will drive them around to some of my favourite haunts in Sydney. They are all very excited as am I!!

18 comments:

Julia said...

what a lovely generous gift!!!!

Karena said...

The fabric for pillows is a very special and memorable gift indeed!

Sarah V said...

What a beautiful idea with wrapping in favourite fabrics - cushion or framing - another extension of your gift...
Anna please contact Reed Gift Fair and see if you can organise to present a workshop for the fair - we'd all come to it I am sure of it!
In your planning - if you are coming along to the Life InStyle www.lifeinstyle.com.au fair (at the same time as the Reed fair) I'd love it you can swing past my friend Pip (Phillipa)'PipWilly' www.pipwilly, she is an accomplished textile & graphic designer as well as on the D.I.A committee for NSW Practising Textile Designers. I have been very flattered in being asked by Pip & her friend Pepa, of 'Shibori' www.shibori.com.au, to help style their stands for the fair.
I look forward to you next inspirational blog! Thank you - S.

Sharon said...

Love your idea of wrapping gifts with fabric&gifting the fabric for making cushion covers!!
oooh, I need to say this: "Can I be on your staff too?":P
The girls are soo lucky to have you;)

Kimberlee said...

How thoughtful and beautiful and generous Anna, i think everyone will be applying to be on the staff at Black & Spiro!

I want to wish you, your family and all the beautiful girls at Black & Spiro a fabulous Christmas and New Year - your blog is one we all aspire to - thank you gorgeous!

xxxx

Anna Spiro said...

Oh Sarah, you are very sweet! Thanks for your kind comment! Yes we will definitely be visiting Lifeinstyle too....maybe we should organise a bloggers meet up in Sydney around fair time??!!
Thanks again!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Merry Christmas to you too Kimberlee!! And thanks to you too for all of the support you have shown me this year! Lucky you to be spending Christmas at Noosa!! Thanks again for your lovely comment and continued support!
xx
Anna

Tina said...

all those presents so beautifully wrapped in gorgeous fabric, what a fantastic idea! that trip sounds fab, hope you'll all have a great time there!

Sweet Nothings said...

the fabric is such a great idea!!!!

Room design studio said...

wow I love the fabric patterns! and who got the CHLOE box ?

Room design studio said...

wow I love the fabric patterns! and who got the CHLOE box ?

Melissa Lewis said...

OH Anna, you give fabulous Christmas gifts to your hard workers! Would have loved to have been there with all the fun and chatter.
Hope you had a very blessed Christmas!

Chitown Meg said...

Happy Holidays!! Your blog seriously inspires me! I need to be more creative :) I love your gift ideas.

Solia said...

I love the way your packages are wrapped. I used to use vintage sewing patterns and vintage wallpaper to wrap packages a couple years back and they were a big hit. Beautiful pictures!

Tania Lovering Designs said...

Glorious pressies - and from the heart - all so perfect. Thanks for your beautiful posts this year - I've loved them and look forward to seeing them this 2009!

red.door.read said...

what lovely and generous ideas.

Camnista said...

oh goodies

-Amanda
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Babelfish said...

Ooh, what a wonderful manager you are :)