Well, I've had a lovely surprise this morning. Lesley from Notes from my Days was very naughty and sent me a little thank you parcel out of the blue. Just look how pretty it looked. I didn't want to open it, because it looked so nice. All I did was make a rabbit for her. And it was a not-very-good prototype. I didn't expect anything in return and I'm very touched by this.
Inside the pretty pink tissue and the lovely ribbon I found a collection of parcels!
Lovely, lovely goodies...
Cath Kidston badges, CK tissues, fudge, and the ribbon.
I've been spoilt, and I say again, you are naughty. And very very kind. I've tested the fudge for you all, and it's delicious. What a shame you can't pop round and try a piece!
Thought I'd give you a taster of my next post...
a deliberately slightly blurry shot, but any ideas?
Now, we went to IKEA at the weekend. We managed to get out without spending more than £25, which I think is good for IKEA. Here's our trolley after we'd finished.
You'll notice we picked up a child as well! LOL. I've discovered Ikea cushions are an incredibly cheap way of getting the stuffing I need for my voracious sewing. I get as much in a 58 pence cushion (albeit a sale price) as I get in a £4 bag from my local haberdasher. And the cushion fabric is useable as well. Anyway, we picked up a small over bathmat for 99p, and it was cream, which seemed a little boring. I dug out that lovely Robson and Mason binding I bought a while back and started to think about putting it around the outside.
My lovely mum stepped in and sewed it - it's not quite finished, but I'm so pleased with my new cheap bathmat.
Thanks again for each and every one of your comments. I really do value your visit. I'm sorry I don't always get around to getting back to everyone. Thank you too for your lovely comments about my daughter. She's doing fine. Fortunately it's not a fracture, just fluid bleeding into the tissues around the elbow. It's painful for her, but I'm just so relieved she hasn't needed a plaster cast! Just spotted a most beautiful rainbow - off to look at it!