It has been a busy week and I am paying for it now - I have a terrible headache from lack of sleep and can't wait to get into bed. Especially considering the fact that I am going out on Saturday night!! Yes, a rarity for us these days and I need a few days sleep and preparation to look half decent!
I put my hand up this year to be on the fund raising committee at Lucinda's kindergarten. It's not heaps of work and the girls I am joined by are fantastic, but our biggest fundraising event is this Saturday night. We are having a trivia night which I believe are loads of fun - I have never had the pleasure. So there will be lots of silent auctions for donated goodies from local businesses and others and a lot of silly games other than the actual trivia comp.
This is part of my contribution to the silent auction items - a pair of 'mosaic' cushions/pillows.
These have been made with a lot of scraps from my sister's bag and some other bits and pieces. The green I found at Spotlight for only $2mtr - perfect. I forgot to take a photo of the back of them but it is a natural coloured linen/cotton mix.
I will be making some more of these for my own sofa as I really like how they turned out. Don't you love it when an idea that's been floating around in your head for ages comes together and works - yay!
And, check this out... I have been very kindly nominated for this by one of my regular reads Thimbleanna
This is apparently an award for bloggers who are "just nice people , good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!"
Wow, I'm thrilled to say the least - thanks Anna, it makes me feel very happy if I am making other bloggers feel good and inspired. And, I have to nominate 7 others for the award so........
No 1. Ali who deserves this for so many reasons. Ali was the one who gave me the shove to get my blog going and gave lots of advice and encouragement. She is also very clever at lots of things including sewing lovely stuff and cooking yummy things - actually I think she is just VERY clever. But best of all she's hilariously funny and makes me laugh out loud often. That's gotta get an award!
No 2. Amy and I have so many parallels in our lives it's wierd and we have become great email/blogging pals. She has a gorgeous family and creates lots of beautiful things.
No 3. Cathy who was my first local blogging friend and is just so warm and lovely and makes lots of gorgeous stuff. We haven't met yet but will soon I hope.
No 4. Belinda who is just such an inspiration for anybody wanting to successfully create and sell their crafts. She is popping up all over the place with her lovely cushions including magazines and shops. She's super nice as well.
No 5. Pip who sounds like the nicest person in blogland. She is so encouraging and supportive to the local craft bloggers, organises a great stitching night and posts lovely images and words to brighten everyone's day.
No 6. Fiona is new to blogging and is an absolute inspiration. Five young children and she still manages to make all sorts of wonderful things. I have had the pleasure of meeting her and look forward to a great blogging relationship.
No 7. Lisa who is the very wonderful organiser of the Doll Quilt Swap. Lisa has done such a great job bringing together a fantastic community of crafters and also made my very special quilt after my partner had to pull out. Thanks again Lisa.
Wow that was hard - everyone is an inspiration and everyday I seem to make new friends in blogland. I could have added so many more.
Now I am off to do a little mindless knitting. I am helping out Abby - another new blog friend - who is knitting scarves for some aged care ladies. There you go Abby, you are number 8 for all the fantastic creative work you do while raising a little one and working as a nurse. Fantastic!!
Now, I'm off to bed!