Sunday, August 3, 2008

More Gorgeous Goodies!!!

I have nothing of my own to show you until tomorrow but I can show you lots more lovely goodies people have sent me!

First up a rather bad photo of the gorgeous sock monkeys from our lovely friend Kellie. Kellie and her beautiful children came for a visit during the school holidays and brought these with funny monkeys with them. Kellie whips these up in a nano second and they are soooooo cute, my girls absolutely love them! They have each been christened but the only name I can remember is Daphne's - Boom Boom. I was hoping to get a better photo but I only remember when they are all in bed so this will have to do! A pj's, first thing in the morning one with breakfast all over Daph's face!

New Monkey friends

The last couple of weeks I have received such a lot of fabulous parcels in the mail.

I had the very good fortune to win a giveaway on Valerie's blog.

Can you believe she sent me this stunning little vase from Anthropologie! It's just lovely and such a wonderful colour combination.

Anthropology Vase

With it was a foodie magazine which is one of my favourite things in the world.

More Gifts from afar

And the sweetest little ballerina dollies that she made for my girls.

Pretty Ballerinas

They were so thrilled and immediately picked out one for themselves. I have forgotten the name of Chloe's but Lucinda's is called Waterlily because it looks like a fairy in a book and Daphne called hers Christina (after my friend who wears bright red lippy).

Dancing Dollies

This week I had another lovely parcel with this very pretty embroidery I won on a giveaway on Katy's blog.


It's just lovely and perfect for Chloe and Lucinda's bedroom.


I have to say my girls have done very well out of this blogging caper and seem to always be included so thank you very much from all of us!

One of my favourite customers came in last Saturday to kill some time while her children were at gym. She helped me put some fabrics together for some samples for an upcoming pattern - she has a very good eye and a great sense of humour so we had great fun. She then offered me some of her stash!

Sure enough, on Tuesday she came in with this fantastic pile of fabric. Just look at this gorgeous repro 1930's loveliness!!

30's repro fabric

I'm so in love with this fun, fun fabric and can't wait to come up with something to use it for - a quilt I think?

Speaking of quilts, after all my promises I am late again with my Four Seasons Summer quilt. It is done now so only a couple of days late, but I have no photos.

I also received my stunning Summer quilt this week from someone I know well - but you'll have to wait!

Next post - some overdue quilty love!!!


christina said...

So many gorgeous goodies! I love them all, you and the girls are so lucky. Your postman must be exhausted.

Poor Billy:(

serenitymeadow said...

Sock monkey! Cute! I am currently making a baby quilt with the Monkey'n Round fabric from Moda. I'm giving it as a gift and I was thinking of wrapping a sock monkey with it. Looking forward to your quilt posts! Cathleen

Christie said...

Wow, you are one lucky gal!

LOVE the name Boom-boom!

Ravenhill said...

Wow, what loot! It is the same for me, you put it so well! My daughter Lilly has gotten so many lovely things thanks to my blogging adventures! My son hasn't done so well... It is harder to find wonderful handmade things for 7 year olds! I love the flower dolls and that embroidery is delightful!

Kristin said...

What treasures you have received lately!! So beautiful and inspiring :)

Reclaiming The Home

Hippie Family... said...

Oh I love that fabric, and that shirt, I heart Mum!! I love it!! Cuties all of them,,,monkeys and all..
I really want to get involved in a swap, I think it would be fun.. how do you find them?

Anonymous said...

Wow, so much goodness!!!! Just love that birdie stitchery/applique, it is stunning as are the sock monkeys and all of your eye candy!

Soo said...

what wonderful goodies. I love the embroidery, it is so beautiful...lucky you!

Kellie said...

I am very pleased that your beautiful girls like the monkeys! And that little bird is just devine! Looking forward to seeing the quilts!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Wow, so many prettinness in one post...
That`s including your x3 beautiful girls!
I will add you to my favorites just so I can read more!
Your blog is very cheerful and bright!
Keep up with the good work!
Kisses Kisses

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a lucky girl you are! Those little sock monkeys of Kellie's are just adorable -- such a cute picture with the girls. You'll have fun with your fabric scraps -- that top one is the fabric (mine is in a green colorway) I used for my laundry room!

Jodie said...

A Post chock full of loveliness. I'm not sure what I like the most !

Nikki said...

My oh my... what a lot of gorgeous things.... you're a lucky gal.

Linn said...

Ooh! I found your blog today via house on hill road, and I just love your embroidery hoops! I also noticed that the train fabric on your quilt is the very same one my son chose for his preschool bag last year. Don't you love it?!

Ragged Roses said...

My goodness, so many lovely things - your girls must be very happy! Love the fabric, looking forward to seeing a quilt! tAke care

sue said...

I love Kellie's sock monkeys. Yours are just as adorable as my daughter's ones too. You must be getting to know your postman quite well with all those wonderful goodies arriving.

Vintage Grrl said...

I am overloaded with utter envy on your fabric stash haul!! I am a totaly true vintage freak and am just salivating!!!

prettywithribbons said...

I found a picture of the little embroidered bird on goodness, is he cute!! Beautiful work.