Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sewing, really?

This week I sewed. I mean I actually sewed and I actually finished something.

You've not passed out have you? No, Oh good!

This last week or so has seen two birthday's within the ladies of the Kitchen Guild and one of those was mine = yippee!!

So last Thursday we had a little meet up at Katy's house for coffee, cake and presents of course. Not all members were present but we had a majority attendance with Lauli, Trudi, Mandy, Katy & Myself and a jolly good time was had.


Naturally I had to make a birthday gift for Trudi and as she's been helping me with the Wonky Star QAL for Simply Solids I felt that Wonky Stars would be more than fitting.

After a quick hunt online I found this awesome tutorial for a Wonky Star Block and a quick dig in my scraps and a few hours later I ended up with this: 


How Cute is that teeny tiny star?? I used Moda Cross Weave in grey for the background and the pillow is bound in Sketch Denim.


For the back of the pillow I used more of the cross weave and a sewing themed fabric I received in a swap ages ago.

You are not going to believe the haul of awesome I received as pressies!!! Ready?

Amazing pillow from Lynne. I've been eyeing this one up for ages!!

Fab pouch & notebook from Lauli featuring one of my fave Liberty prints ever!

Gorgeous pouch & coin purse from Mandy = perfect!

 
Fab book & essential matching tea mug from Katy
You see I told you I scored well didn't I? Well it didn't end there, oh no......


Mini size weekender bag from Trudi!!
I nearly cried when I opened my pressie from Trudi. I mean good grief its perfect isn't it? And cute and just well..... I was lost for words!!! Lucky ducky me. Trudi even added 2 extra pockets to the inside for when I'm knitting socks! Attention to detail, you can always count on Trudi for that! Some may call that over achieving, not me though, no not me!

All in all I've had a perfect birthday weekend spent with great friends, giving and receiving great presents, a fab day shopping with my hubs and a great night out last night with some of my bestest friends.

Watch out for another post soon as lots to tell you this week.....

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous gifts and sounds like a great weekend! Happy belated birthday Justine! xxx

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  2. Happy Birthday Justine, you got some wonderful presents.

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    1. Thanks Leanne I was truly spoilt wasn't I?!

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  3. Happy birthday! You are one lucky lady with those fabulous gifts

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    1. Thanks Catherine, I feel really lucky to have such talented friends!!

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  4. Happy Birthday! So glad you have had a wonderful birthday weekend!

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  5. You lucky ducky!! Love the mini-Weekender (Evening-outer?) xxxx

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    1. Thanks H! It's my knitting bag!,,

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  6. What gorgeous pressies! Lucky ducky indeed :-) Belated happy birthday!

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  7. Such a great haul! Glad you've had a fab birthday :) my pressie should be en route by the end of the week :)

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    1. Eeeep! More presents!!!! Thanks xx

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  8. A belated happy birthday and what a lovely haul of - well deserved - gifts.

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  9. Happy Birthday and what a lovely bunch of friends you have. Handmade presents are the best.

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    1. I'm really lucky to be able to have these gals as my best friends, I'm very aware of that!

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  10. Awe, t'was a lovely day, and I'm thrilled I managed to pull off an over achiever for you!

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx

 
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