Thursday, 21 January 2010

Cath, cloths & crafting

Its always wonderful when the postie brings something other than bills especially if its my magazine subscriptions (CL & Coast) arriving or even better the latest CK magazine :)

There are so many lovely things in there - I shall be dropping big hints for my big birthday in March ;)

Todays 20 minutes of crafting actually was probably over an hour by the time I'd got everything sorted and persuaded my sewing machine to play fairly.  Taken from this book (though tweaked to suit what fabric I had available);

I have made a fabric box - its part of a birthday pressie for a sister who is 30 @ the end of this month.

I've since made another one for another sister (who also has a birthday this month) using the leopard print fabric from the background (will take a photo tomorrow) and I've cut one out for me as well :)

Oh the cloth reference - darling Sarah Smith and her attempts to brighten the cleaning up - another packet of cloths jumped into the trolley today when I was shopping ;) Which design? see the background of the first photo ;)

Now did you know this wonderful lady has her own website and blog ?

Off to catch up on the other crafters blogs and plod on with my knitting.

See you soon

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

magsmcc said...

Oh I love the Sarah Smith stuff! I'm off to visit her right now! You're a mine of valuable things!

The Fairy Glade said...

I only recently discovered the Sarah Smith cloths, almost makes dusting bearable. Look forward to seeing you blanket too, hope you will post some pictures as you go along just to wet our appetites. Dev x

MarmaladeRose said...

Like the fabric box. I've never made one but I like the idea lots. Another one to add to the list.

bellaboo said...

I have the blue spotty SS spotty cloths.It's rather sad I know,but I have to have dishcloths that match my kitchen.Mr Boo thinks I'm mad! Still waiting for my CK catalogue,but I'll be drooling over it when I get it!


Sarah said...

I do like the Sarah Smith website - so many pretty cloths - brings a bit of cheer to boring domestic chores!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I love Sarah Smith cloths, it's nice to have something to cheer up the dull cleaning.

I threw out my Cath Kidston booklet in our packing/declutter frenzy without a single look. Ooops.

A Country Girl said...

I have those exact cloths! And a flower shaped pan scourer to match.
Glad your CK mag turned up. Worth the wait?
Wouldn't mind a liitle look at the book sometime,please, pretty, please?

Suzie Sews said...

Enjoyed having a peek into your blog, will be back:) Have a good weekend

Serenata said...

Lovely little fabric basket, I'm sure your sister will love it.

I very much like my phone as well, it has a lovely ring ;-)

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Vicki
When the CK catalogue arrived in the post I couldn't wait to strat making my list! I have been given some CK vouchers by diffent relatives and look forward to spending them on the new collection.
Very sweet basket...

Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

Lucy Freeman said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments about our cloths - always amazed at the beautiful things you crafty folk make with them. Thanks so much for the support - our new eco range is launching soon so will let you know x

Lucy on behalf of Sarah Smith