Sunday, 8 May 2011

Lovely things in the post

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).

16 comments:

Hazel said...

Beautiful gift from Barb. I have seen that mag on Ravelry and really want to get it. x

jane said...

Love the gift from Barb - I saw that magazine advertised, might have to give it a look ( if only to make myself an apple cosy!)

Linda said...

I have not seen that magazine before so I must confess that I have not been paying much attention to anything. You know that if I have the directions, I can crochet apple cosies. I wonder if it could be adapted to make very small newborn baby hats.

Stitcher said...

What a beautiful gift, and love that mag.

Nancy said...

Tanya's designs are always a joy to stitch, and the little beaded purse is incredible! Don't you love a good magazine? Enjoy! I think the apple cozies are so pretty.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What another lovely surprise from Barb! She treats you so well!

Mylene said...

Such a beautiful gift from Barb and the mag seems filled with lots of lovely creations!

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you enjoyed the post. I love the beaded amulet bag too. The colors are wonderful!!

Katherine said...

OK, don't get me wrong - they're cute - but why exactly do apples need cozies? Looks like an interesting mag. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Barb is so kind and generous, a lovely purse

The mag looks real interesting, will be looking out for it

Sally said...

What a lovely gift from Barb. She is such a generous lady.

Carol said...

Barb sounds like a very special friend--wonderful gifts from her! And how nice that you have daughters to create little things for--I'm sure they're very appreciative :)

DUSTY said...

Both are lovely , that purse is gorgeous !!!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful gift you received from Barb.
The magazine looks fun.

Kate said...

Gorgeous gift from Barb - a wonderfully generous Lady.
Ooooh! new magazine - I haven't seen that one.

Sheilasembroidery said...

That amulet purse is just beautiful and I also like your retro fabrics