I've had another visit from the postman - this time he brought me a parcel from the other side of the world - from the lovely Kali @ Poppy Lane. I won her last giveway, lucky me - here's what she sent;
A pretty pink parcel tied up with pink ribbon & a gorgeous card :)
Oh you want to see inside? Ok;
Such gorgeousness - some tiny crocheted circles, a beautiful covered tape measure, a wrist purse, some magnets & one of her lovely vintage fabric & linen keyrings. If you've never visited her blog pop over - a very clever lady. Thank you Kali :)
Now for once its the turn of big son to get a mention. He's been in the scouting movement since he was really quite small - about 7, and he's worked his way through earning badges & learning new skills. At the grand old age of 14 he's on the verge of moving up to the next level (Explorers) and before that he's working towards a very special badge - The Chief Scouts Gold Award. As part of this he needed to go on an expedition with a group of other scouts. They had planned their journey - using foot, bus & train and also had booked themselves into a youth hostel for the night. There they had to cook 2 meals for themselves & an adult that met them their to supervise. Here he is leaving yesterday afternoon (note the jumper & the grey sky);
And then arriving home this afternoon - note lack of jumper & the blue sky;
Just a couple more things to do then he will gain this special award :)
I've been having a crafting week and have definately clocked up my 20 minutes each day - probably more!
Another little russian doll - this time a brooch
Some hairclips for a birthday pressie next week
They are part of a pressie for my littlest nieces 7th birthday - she's also getting the original ragdoll & a fabric box for storing bits in.
I've also started knitting with fabric scraps & ribbon - something I've wanted to do for ages & the main reason I've been learning to knit. I think this long thin shape will eventually become a case for storing my fatter knitting needles in;
Lastly I've been wanting to make a Union Jack cushion for ages but never quite had the right inspiration - until I looked more closely at one of my birthday cards;
Just need to do the fiddly zigzagging around the edge - have to save that till tomorrow as the daylight has now faded :(
BTW Crafty Helen is having a giveaway so make sure you pop over & have a look.
See you soon
xxxxx Vicki xxxxx