I've had two wonderful pieces of post this week, plenty of the usual bills, bank statements and forms from HMRC too but the two nice ones more than made up for it.
First dear Barb sent me a package containing a Sampler Girl pattern "In the Kitchen with Jane Austen" that I have coveted for some time (yes, I know covetousness is a sin, but I'm weak) together with the most incredibly exquisite beaded amulet purse. How beautiful is that? I couldn't even begin to imagine making something like that. Thank you Barb, you are too kind, I feel thoroughly spoiled.
Second was this beauty that popped through the letter box yesterday. The inaugural copy of the new craft and lifestyle magazine Mollie Makes.
Well, that was Saturday gone! I love, love, love this magazine. So many fabulous crafty things, so much inspiration!
There aren't a lot of actual projects as such, but there is enough eye candy to induce a diabetic coma and more ideas and "jumping off points" than you could possibly imagine.
Here's a picture of the contents pages to give you an idea of what it's like. The girls have already put in their orders for a retro style pinny (Naomi, of course), and a bobble trim skirt and one of the too-adorable-for-words crocheted apple cosies (Eloise). I'm not much with the crochet yet, but it looks pretty straightforward (famous last words).