Good evening :)
I meant to type this post yesterday but somehow ran out of day!! Its been one of those weeks with everyone having to be in different places at different times! Looking forward to Saturday when we've a day all together and no need to be out in the evening :) Big son has got himself involved in a couple of badminton tournaments which require extra practise and being up & out rather early on Sunday morning and little son has been involved in a variety show at school for 2 nights this week. Poor MrVV he is running a rather unprofitable taxi service at the moment!!
Anyhow on to nicer things - I collected my parcel from the post office yesterday morning - I was at the door when the collection office opened at 10am!! I was right, it was my Fabric Swap parcel from Tilly Rose. Now before blogging I'd have just ripped into a parcel but now I am a reformed character. No parcel can be opened until I have time to photograph it properly!!
Inside that - am I teasing?
Some Rosy fabric
Some beautiful handmade ceramic buttons - had to take these off a sister who wanted to pinch them today.
Lots of pretty trimmings, buttons, bows & pins :)
At first glance I only saw the flowery print but when I unfolded it, I discovered that it is in fact 2 pre-printed kits for making a big ravishing rabbit & a little one. I look forward to making these up and then having to hide them from visiting small girls who I am sure will want to adopt them.
Thank you Karen very much for my gorgeous pressies :) Karen has blogged about my parcel and to be honest her pictures are so much better that the quick snap I took before I wrapped all her pressies up - but here it is anyhow;
When I opened my parcel & had a little chuckle to myself - see I'd bought a little piece of fabric that morning from the charity shop and thought I'd look out for something to go with it & then make a new summery cushion - seems with the stripey/rosy fabric in my swap parcel, Karen had beaten me too it!! Here's my CS piece;
Am thinking rosy/stripey front with the stripey/dotty on the back :)
Last night was Stitch & Bitch so off I trotted armed with some knitting and a couple of craft fair makes I wanted to get finished. These were some pin cushions similar to those I've made for swaps - thought they would sell quite well. One of my sisters who was there took a shine to them and I promised to make one for her. I would of done this anyhow but made it a priority as she'd bought me a little pressie at the weekend. I think I've mentioned before that I collect russian dolls - well she'd found one at a boot sale that was a bit unusual;
and this is what I made her in exchange - her favourite flower is a daisy & I'd one daisy button left;
I'd better wander off now - just realised that I need to water some pots in the garden - its been so warm & lovely here in Suffolk today. One last thing before I go - the lovely Laalaa is having a giveaway - and as much as I'd like to keep it a secret - I can't ;)
Tomorrow is promising to be a lovely day here in Suffolk - am hoping to spend most of it outdoors - either gardening, sewing or lounging on the hammock!!
xxxx Vicki xxxx