Friday, 5 August 2011
Lots o new things :D
Its been a creative few days at the cassidy home, finished not just one but two cushions for Lauren. She's looking forward to having them at home in her apartment. I also gave her the crochet bunting, she tells me that when friends visit they love to see the new stuff i've made her, what can i do but give in when she smiles & says " oh mom thats soooo nice , can i pleeeeeeeeeease have it ". I'm easily manipulated by all four of them!!
I was surprised at how fast the cushions hook up, will def be making lots of them as christmas pressies, i think i'd like one in my own stocking :D
Back of the round cushion, sweet & girley, lots of pink for lols (short for Lauren)
Blocking the square, can't get over the difference blocking makes, especially on smaller items, I think you can get away with not blocking blankies, well i never do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm real happy with how they turned................... do you ever get lil butterfies when something you've made really gets ya!!! A kind of little thrill of excitement....... ok I need to get a life REALLY!
Next up & a real nice part of my week was getting a parcel in the post all the way from Australia, courtesy of Sandi. This was part of the swap at Laa Laa's blog. When i ripped open the package, yeah thats what i did, i was sooooo giddy & silly with anticipation :)
The first thing i saw was the most divine batik fabric in the most beautiful colors, Sandi had wrapped everything in fabric tied with lavender ribbon
Of course just as fast that was opened ( sorry i didn't take pics of the pressies wrapped, but had to wait for the return of my camera, & couldn't wait to see what i got ) When i opened the fabric all these sparkely hearts tumbled out, sweet touch :D
I got more fabric to contrast with the batik & the softest wool i have ever touched in my life...........
in matching colors to the batik, this wool is soooooo soft that i regularly walk around with it held up to my face Mmmmmm. See the lil pins in the wool, thrilled with those, cannot get cute pins where i live.
My goodies also include lovely buttons, lots of trims & ribbons ( i'm an obsessive collector of trims), chocolate, which i simply can not live without & a selection of teas which i will be sampling this weekend.
I,m blessed beyond measure, thank you soooo much Sandi, lots of love being sent your way right now XX
Also this week got my daughter back....... Bethany been away on a youth missions trip for two weeks, & was sorely missed at home. She's the one at home who makes us all laugh at all times :D. Its way too quiet here without her xxxxxxx
That be her on the right, my smiley kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a week, i'm looking forward to a chilled out weekend, with lots of family time, lots of simple to make food, church on sunday, & with some luck a wee bit of sunshine :D
Hope you all have a sweet one
Lots of love Karen Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx