Monday, 16 May 2011

Fun Fabrics!

Following on from the last post about the wonderful new Mollie Makes magazine, I've been fabric shopping.
How amazing are these?
The fabulous retro kitchen mixer print and pattern are to make an apron for Naomi (she loves 50's kitsch), and the Paris street map print and B-feature horror movie print are to make skirts for Eloise (Its got a vampire on it, 'nuf said!)
Fabrics are from here and here, and I can thoroughly recommend both shops.

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).

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Exchange and Blogoversary Gift and a Birthday Girl

In the last week both the bookmark that I was worried about from the Needlcraft Haven  Spring Bookmark exchange, and my Blogoversary draw gift have arrived safely with their recipients, so I can now show them on here.
My bookmark exchange partner was Maria (no blog as far as I know), and I stitched this for her, adapted from a L*K design.

My Blogoversary draw winner was Kate. I stitched a strawberry for Kate using a design from Katherine's blog, and made a corsage brooch from a lemon yellow zip, and also included some stash.

In other news my "baby" turned 17 last Friday. When did I get old enough to have a 17 year old?
Well, in point of fact I was getting on for old enough to have a 17 year old when I had said 17 year old, but thats beside the point ;D
Anway here she is. My big girl