Hello and welcome to my new followers Vicki on Vintage Vicki and Aleksandra G.D. (sorry Aleksandra I can't make out which is your blog link,please send it to me and I will visit).
thank you so much for visiting my blog... the more the merrier I say!
News!!! Have you heard Madelief has a delightful giveaway on the go...... Madelief of the beautiful blog, full of gorgeous photos of beautiful gardens,tea parties,yummy cupcakes and doilies....pop by when you have time you won't be disappointed. :-)
My friend the Yarn fairy has been bopping around energetically in this part of the world again and low and behold I have purchased a little bit more yarn to add to my stash. Curiously I also discovered something about her Ladyship the Yarn Fairy she is also partial to tempting one with sewing supplies too.....
OH! but my hands have been itching to get hold of my bright new sewing machine this week but as always work has got in the way....however I have focused on my first project which is a makeover of this grotty item here :
It has been on my mind for quite sometime now that I needed a new cushion cover for this large cushion which is on my grand-daughter's bed. It looks so drab! As the colour scheme on the walls in the bedroom is light apple green I thought I would look for some nice bright contrasting colours like green and purple and my plan is to make an envelope patchwork cover. I'll repeat that's my plan but we'll see just how it turns out. There is a wealth of information on the internet on how to make patchwork cushion covers and that's how I am going to learn how to do it. I've hand sewn cushion covers in the past but never patchwork. Lets hope I don't botch it up.
Last Monday Gracie from One Saylor's log ,my swap partner in the Snowflake swap hosted by Kate at Granny taught me to crochet blog received my parcel all the way over there in Oregon.
I was really pleased with the Christmas tree fabric I bought and I've kept some back for myself.....now I have a sewing machine he! he!
This means of course I can now show you what I made and what I sent to her:
The pièce de résistance was this teapot cozy the basic pattern of which comes from Leah on Why didn't anyone tell me blog beautiful teapot cozies, with a bit of tweaking I added holly to make it a bit more Christmassy.
Buttons as well ...of course
except the sweeties because its too risky....I didn't want customs to open the parcel!
one of my wonky Christmas trees and a bell. I used the yellow yarn that Alessandra from homemade @myplace blog sent me in her last giveaway, to make the bell because it was nice and bright and being a firm yarn it kept the shape of the bell.
Once again I thoroughly enjoyed making and preparing the goodies for that swap parcel and I am so pleased Gracie received it safe and sound.
Thats all for now folks
Enjoy your weekend
Heavan is packed tonight with all those angels who have gone there far before their time.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Connecticut families who have lost their loved ones.