Last week my Sheet Square Swap package arrived. And what a fun package it was! I swear that I looked at each and every piece of fabric that was in there... all 200 of them! After that Amber and I spent a lovely afternoon sorting the fabric by colour and making patchwork patterns with them on the garden table.
It was very comforting to be playing with fabric in these harsh times of sewing drought. It almost felt as if I was really working on something... bliss!
Anyway, I do definitely think that our sofa needs a new patchwork snuggle blanket this winter. It must be possible to sew one before March 21st 2009, right?!
Also last week I received this lovely package with pretty goodies. I'd won a give-away on Lisette's blog. All items are already being used and loved.
Thank you Katie and Lisette for brightening up my day with your great packages!
Last week I went on an Etsy shopping spree. Amongst the things I bought were two pairs of baby shoes for Linus. Aren't they cute?! The shoes in the middle are from BabyBug and the ones on the right from MiniToes. Both shops take custom orders as well. The monkey shoes from Robeez were a present for Simon's birth and even though he wore them often, they are still in a very good condition. This is a photo of Simon wearing them... those shoes were far too big for him still!
While I was digging for photos I also found this sweet photo of Amber when she was about ten weeks old. Oh that belly!
I remember that this was the first and last time that she wore those shoes.
Do you mind that this will become a totally soppy baby photo post?! I hope not, because here is another photo of Simon wearing his bunny shoes!
I wonder what happened to them? I haven't seen them while I was sorting baby clothes...
Finally, the shoes that Linus is wearing today are also worth a photo.
They were knitted by my parents' neighbour. So sweet and such a great job of her!
Well, all these shoes may be cute, but I think anyone would agree that nothing beats teeny tiny naked baby toes!!
Isn't it great this new Typepad interface?! I'll try to make it all look a little more decent after I've peeled the potatoes...
At long last some progress organising my craftroom; I'm able to locate some of the pretty things from under the mess. Still quite a bit to go, but I'm on the right track.
Jack is back :)) Harry Potter is nice and all, but I secretly prefer my annual dose of Jack Reacher. Anyone else a fan? It's shameless entertainment; perfect for summery days! I'm half way through the book, so I'd better get back to it!
And if you'd still like to be included in the drawing then leave a comment on the post below.
*All gone! Thank you so much for helping me out :)
I will contact everyone for their addresses!*
Most of you will know about my tissueholder making addiction. Well, last month I made another huge batch. And although I sold quite a few at the freemarket at Queensday, I still have plenty left. Now I've told myself I'm not allowed to make new ones until all the others are gone... this is where I need your help! I know that probably everyone who likes to craft has made their own tissueholders, but if you'd like to get one of me or if you would like to give one to someone else, then please tell me.
Here there are (clockwise):
Number 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Number 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
Number 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
Number 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20
I must say that *some* of these are not quite perfect and *some* of the fabrics used are not my ultimate favourites, but just know that there all made with love and an incredible amount of fun :)) So if you'd like to have one (or more, don't be shy!) then please say so in a comment or e-mail (let me know how many or which ones too).
Amber had fun styling the photos; she made the top one too. What I didn't know was that she had also been secretly photographing me and since apparently I was bending a lot my bum was in full picture. All deleted now, thank you! Naughty girl...
Look at the latest batch of freshly graduated students from Easter Bunny College.
Don't they look eager?! They just can't wait to collect their basket of eggs and start hiding!
Actually, this is only half of the group that I'm working on, but I'm taking so long to finish them that I just didn't want to wait any more. Sometimes you just have to be realistic, Easter may be over before I've finished the rest of them (hope not).
Hmmm, I wonder whether I'll be able to change my banner... it will give my blog a nice seasonal touch ;)
I also want to give a big thank you to Kirsten. A couple of days ago a cute little package arrived, in it were this beautiful brooch (currently proudly displayed on my bag):
And this wonderful rocket patch:
It was immediately confiscated by Simon and I think I'm going to use it on a bag for him.
Thanks again, Kirsten!