goodness it seems a while since I made anything, but the last few days , weeks , I have been busy with the normal things in life plus "entertaining " the in laws over Easter too but I have been disappearing and trying to finish a bunny cross stitch..nearly finished, hopefully for the next post ?
I also stitched these up with felt......
This is my favourite I think
I love this patchwork felt .
I didn't need them , have no particular project in mind but I REALLY wanted them!!! Ha ha.
I have bought the odd fat quarters here and there over the last two years but have been relatively brilliant
for me (!!!) and not bought hardly anything fabric wise . Then I saw these on a favourite on line shop just before Easter. Well I did not impulse buy. I put them on my wish list and as I try to do , I left
them a few days (though I did pop back to have another look once or twice..hee hee) and then
because I still really loved them still days and days later I ordered them and they arrived a few days
The children had been to soft play on respite and the postie arrived and I think he thought I had gone bonkers or was making a pass at him as I exclaimed "oh am I pleased to see you" grasping my little
parcel to my heart!!! After he gave Dextie his usual cuddle and biscuit he looked up and all I said was
"fabric" he gave me a smile and nod "for me it's fishing tackle" he said and was on his way . Each to their own was one of my Dad's sayings and that immediately sprung to mind.The dining room table
was clear ...very unusual , but I am trying to tidy up as I go along...we'll see how long that lasts. Anyway I sat down , and one by one took them out of the parcel..
Some of the fabrics are by Tilda
I adore pastel colours and duck egg blue
Is always a favourite colour of mine
I couldn't resist
these grey theme fabrics
which go so well
with duck egg
and these are teal
aren't they pretty.?
to make........but that's part of the fun for me ...decisions...decisions. I a group of patterns printed out and collected from magazines etc so I will not be short of inspiration.
Little miss has been busy too. She has made all these lovelies and has quite a production line going !
She has been eyeing up the new fabric but I have told her it is all mine... She just giggled and the glint in her eye said "we'll see!". She has already earmarked some dash wood fabric that she found in the stash ...... I do love watching her , comparing colours and putting fabric combinations together.
She has started under supervision to do some ironing now too. It is only the fabric she wants to use
On her projects , but as with the sewing machine , she is calm, safe and patient .
coasters and tissue holders
stash busting at it's best
She told me Daddy had helped her to measure one of my other hats so she got the size right..clever girl!
and last but no means least , the Easter swap arranged by Kimberley over at Creative Chaos
I was partnered with Lyn from Australia who does not have a blog. I missed the post for the swap partners and so we were late posting which was entirely my fault. Lyn was so gracious though and we posted but our swaps arrived a little later than Easter.
Lyn sent me these lovelies
Lyn was so kind sending sweets and gifts
for the children.
A beautiful pouch , I love it ! and the ceramic egg is
just too pretty for Easter
it will have a new home on
one of the egg cups on my dresser.
Soap and tea bags too
This bunny coaster is so lovely
it now sits on a
table with a vase of daffs nearby.
And I posted these
Some painted eggs, sewing kit
Adhesive fabric, the Apple was bought , but I
added a couple of charms.
The owl pin cushion and the Easter feltie I made
and Easter would not be Easter without sweets
because I was worried chocolate may
melt I sent a pouch of marshmallows
hot chocolate drinks and some
Another lovely swap
Thanks again to Lyn and to Kimberley
for arranging it.