Stimulated,motivated anddddd ready to get those creative juices moving......... Tra la la la!!!....thats how I feel at present!
All thanks to my marvellous giveaway gift that arrived yesterday!!!!
|A card from Helen|
I won the fabulous giveaway on Helen Philipps' blog and I am very happy about this because I really wanted that book so bad!!!!
Oh! but its is everything I expected it to be and more!
Let me tell you just a little bit about it :
First of all my husband,Sr P,who is a master bookbinder, has looked at the book and commented Bien (good) neat binding,nice size and good paper for this sort of book. Now you may feel that description is rather spartan but please allow me to assure you that is a compliment AND he even looked inside the book and not just the centre pages to see if it was stitched or glued but he tested the quality of the paper between thumb and forefinger. His usual comments about the type of bookbinding to be found on today's books are rather much more explicit ; powerful and precise to be exact so much so that I would hesitant indeed to repeat those comments to you dear bloggers.
Now you know that extremely important information about Helen's book Pretty Patchwork Gifts, I'll continue on to give you my views on the contents:
and also reviewing the very easy to follow instructions. I found them so easy to understand I really think I could have a bash at making some of these projects even if I have never done patchwork before.
Unfortunately I do have one complaint ........ there wasn't enough ....... I got to the end far too quickly LOL!
BUT wait!........... what light from yonder window breaks......
methinks not a light from the window ,she said, but the sparkle and shine of the multicoloured buttons,sweet ribbons and bobbles and the glitter from the minute golden scissors laid out on floral fabric ..... all received as well in this generous giveaway.
Can you see that adorable card Helen sent me? Even this tiny sticker on the bag denotes Helen's style.
Thank you Thank you Helen :-)I feel so motivated now I really MUST try some of these projects. I have done some hunting on the web and found this blog "Sew many Yarns" which gives you really easy instructions on how to do some hexies. You can even download templates for the hexies here too on this other blog,Snippets & Blabbery".
Excuse me! I meant English Paper piercing to call it by its proper name.
I've had to save these pages for the moment because I have a make underway that my husband requested and that holds priority. He never never asks me to make him anything in fact he often looks at my craftying with a sort of bemused look....you know a raising of eyebrows sort of thing!!!!