Wednesday, 2 June 2010
A Crafty Kinda Lazy Day......
As I'm at work tomorrow I thought I'd have a relaxing (ish) day to myself! Being the cruel mummy I am I sent the kids off to the childminder's bright and early this morning and they'll be home with their daddy anytime now! They love it there, their friends go, the garden is huge, they have picnics and all manner of fun, its like a day out!
So what have I done today then, I have at last started and finished my apron for the 'Great Apron Swap 2010', Elka it'll be winging its way to you on Friday, just a bit of finishing to do this evening - was that an 'hooray' I heard from across the pond??!! Here's a sneak preview::
I also had more fabric stashing fun which really is not funny, I need to cut my cards up, really I do. This lovely piece arrived for me this morning, its Alexander Henry 'Around the World' and is from Seamstar.
This morning in the lush quietness of just me in the house (it's a rareity, believe me) I was catching up with the updates from the blogs I follow when I came across this::
This is a quilt from Nettie at her blog 'A Quilt is Nice' and I just love it, her blog is also very lovely and the fairytale fabric in this quilt is even more lovely. I HAD TO HAVE IT. So I set about my mission I emailed Nettie, demanding to know what the fabric is and where I could get some. It is indeed, (I should have guessed really), Alexander Henry and the fabric is sold as a panel with all the fairytale squares on it. Absolutley ideal for my little one and my niece's Christmas pressie quilt (that's forward planning for you!) Needless to say I ordered 2 panels, hopefully it will be here soon all the way from here.
Over the next week or so I'm expecting lots of goodies in the post::
* My apron from Elka for the 'Great Apron Swap 2010'
* An 'I Spy' charm pack from Etsy
* Alexander Henry Fairytale panels
* A card & some envelopes from Folksy
* Lots of fabric from 5 Valley Designs closing sale
* Writing paper from amazon for the handwritten letter swap
* Crochet Yarn
* Fabric Addict Swap goodies
* Handwritten letter from the swap
I will of course let you know as they arrive!! How very exciting. Now to finish off the post as the little people have just arrived home, here is a picture of my fab dog Kuma::
This is how she's spent most of the day, bless her she must be sweltering with all that fur!
And this is what I'm going to be doing next.......