Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Australian polka dot swap

When the postman arrived with this package today I nearly ripped his hand off, mind you I had to fight the dog as well as he always gives her a biscuit and she rushes around like a mad thing!

I could see the customs declaration so guessed it was my swap from Shabby Raggy Roses
Oh just look at all of these lovelies...............
A fantastic quilted drawstring bag, in such pretty fabrics combining spots and flowers

A sweet dotty handbag shaped notebook

Some wonderful polka dot fabric, and roses and spots, what a fab combination, and i have a real love of green at the moment

A very clever doorstop - i just adore the fabric this is made from, and a sweet bookmark

I filled the doorstop with corn that my brother grew on the farm last year and here it is in action!

Jenelle, thank you so much I just adore it all
MM xx

Monday, 13 July 2009

Stripes and Spots swap

I received a fantastic swap from Kbarty recently - It was from the Shabby Chic Cafe and the theme was stripes and spots.

Now Kbarty is new to this swapping lark and I know she was nervous about her first swap, but she had absolutely nothing to worry about! - look at this lovely box all tied up with spotty ribbon. I was so happy to open it and find so many lovely crocheted goodies - I have tried to learn to crochet this year and have not managed to get past a chain, and both the dog and the husband are fed up with me swearing and launching wool and hook across the room in frustration!!

As well as all the crochet lovelies I got some scrummy Sarah Smith cloths, and the box itself was a mass of lovely stripes

look how clever this crochet heart is - spots one side

and stripes on the other :-)

This lovely spotty mug has already found a new home with some of my other blue china - it was full of stripey humbugs that lasted all of 10 minutes!

and the bunting was the PERFECT colour match to my china, and has pride of place on the dresser.

Look how well the post holder matches the cooker.....

I am delighted with all of my swap goodies, thank you so much Kbarty, you are very talented.

I sent of my parcel to Little Gem and she has blogged about it here Here are the handmade goddies I sent.

A felt wrist cuff - I am thinking of making a few of these for Folky/Esty, what do you think?

I recieved a lovely blog award from Shabby Raggy Roses, we are partners for the polka dot swap and it has been fun to do a swap to send to Australia.
Now I have recently tagged lots of you, so if you would like this award please consider it yours.


MM xx

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Ric Rac love...........

Had a great haul of trimmings at the bootsale today.

Vintage Ric Rac, new Ric Rak, jumbo Ric Rak, narrow Ric Rac, and some ribbon, binding and thread thrown in for good luck!........
Reds, whites and yellows


and I paid £20 for the lot :-)
MM xx