Monday, 8 February 2010

Feeling creative

Despite the crappity cold weather today, I am having a happy time indoors making these!
Fabric covered notebooks! I have put off making these for a long time. I thought it would be complicated but it's not too bad!
I have covered this one in quilting cotton.

This one is a red linen mix made from a pair of trousers!I think I shall add some lace or something to this one as it looks a bit plain at the mo!

This one is my favourite. I bought this fabric last summer at the car boot. It had been made into a stool cover, badly! But I loved the fabric, it's by Jane Churchill and it's called Roses and Ribbons.Very handy for covering notebooks!

Have a great week ladies!

Rachel x

Friday, 5 February 2010

Surprise gift, Brighton and pincushions!

I was having a bit of a feeling down kind of a day, when a parcel arrived tthrough my letterbox. I assumed it was for Hubby, as he had ordered some stuff online.But I was wrong, as I turned it over I realised it had been sent all the way from Italy! Well I was so excited, inside was the most thoughtful and special gft from the lovely Michela at Little Secrets From My Garden
Isn't it gorgeous! A sweet little purse in red leather! I love it Michela I really do!

What a sweet lady you are!

Michela sent a lovely little note saying that the purse was a thank you for the brooches I had sent when she won a giveaway of mine!
Really,there was no need to send me a gift Michela, but it was a very kind thought and I REALLY appreciate it!
It takes pride of place in the bag I had from Hubby from my birthday!

In other news, we had a lovely weekend in Brighton, visiting my daughter at uni .We had a little trip out to Devils Dyke in the South Downs.We Watched the handgliders and people doing this sport, although I don't know what it's called.It was a beautiful clear day butVERY cold.We had a very cozy pub lunch there too!
My daughter and I had a fit of the giggles watching one poor chap trying to take off.He kept trying to run off the edge of the hill but got knocked down by the wind The poor chap must've been knackered by the time he took off! Luckily he was out of earshot so he didn't hear our giggles!
This week I have been working on some new patchwork pincushions . Quite big ones too!

They are made from Hexy patchwork on both sides and I shall be popping them into my Tiny Shop later today!

I just love Hexy patchwork, so relaxing! I love picking the colours and fabrics too!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Rachel x


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