Sunday, 30 January 2011

did I mention .....

..... I'm a winner?

well, just in case you didn't know, this week I won a prize in a blog giveaway that the bagladee  was running.  I was thrilled to win and even more thrilled when the tissue wrapped prize arrived!  Here it is, waiting for me to unwrap it (I impressed myself with the restraint it took for me to take a photo before I unwrapped it):

and what did this lovely parcel contain ... well, a lovely flamingo zip-up bag (with, note, diamante details - how fab is that?):

and a fantastic felt brooch:

Thank you so much bagladee!  I'm so thrilled ..... I can't wait to start using them both!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

A Monthly Make - 2011

just sneaking in before the end of January ... my first monthly make!

One of my favourite blogs The Felt Fairy (I love this blog, partly because it turns out she lives on the site of the old mental asylum that my family has, er, close connections with) is running this - you can see some of the fab makes in the flickr group.

Here's mine:

a cute bouquet of sock roses .... now winging their way to a dear friend of mine .....

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A quick change of plan .....

..... and a long, long sort out!

Tuesday was my last, lazy, extra day off work and I planned to spend it doing very, very little apart from some crafty bits and pieces.  Just before lunch one of my friends from work called to say he had some crafty supplies for me and could he drop them round?  

So he did, and I was rather overwhelmed by the sheer amount of crafty lovliness that he piled up in my hall!  I spent all afternoon sorting out bag after bag after bag .....

There are bags of embroidery thread, bags of cottons reels (from tiny tiny to mega large!), lace, trimmings, material, ribbons, patterens, wool, tapestry wool .... so much to find a home for .... how lucky can one girl be?

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

2011 .....

..... a year to relax a little more and make sure that I:

spend more time in the places I love:
 with the people I love:
wining and dining wtih good friends:
enjoying the finer things, like my beautiful Iced Gem Abigails:
and taking a little more time to smell the flowers:

happy 2011 .... here's wishing all of us the very best of everything!