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Monday, 25 February 2013

Dip Dab's.......YummY!!!

The weekend just gone I finally got my act together & managed to post off Racheal's (Queenie Wilde) swapping parcel for Bobobun's swap...... Lots of yummy sweeties from my childhood
Remember these? Also included a postcard of my fav childhood book

Next came the handmade item.....decided to send a birdy case that i had made which can be used for glasses, sunglasses, pens or lippys.
For my favourite colour, I decided to combine this with my favourite shape which I have lots of round our cottage. Loved this myself & may just pop back to pick up one for myself. But will have to sneek it in as Hubby has said "No more hearts!", but I think that you can't have too many!!!
Included this cutie notebook as i saw from Racheal's pinterest she likes Toadstools.
Next came the vintage item....
Saw this little cutie in a new charity shop that has just opened near me that supports a local hospice, great find & great cause. I liked this for myself but knew/hope Racheal will think so to?!
I couldn't resist some lovely tissue paper from paperchase to wrap them & found these ribbons from Disaster Designs as well. For me the wrapping is just as important
All wrapped & Ready to go.......
As I had a day off today, i popped out to post my swapping parcel & also I had a postie card to say that I had a parcel waiting for me at the sorting office..........EXCITING!
It was like Christmas/Birthday opening my parcel and what a lovely suprise it was.....
The bag is absolutely gorgeous & love it.......thanks so much Racheal!!!! Everything was right up my street - very good choices. The yellow tissue wrapped parcel thats says "For Betty & Beryl" is apple treats for my 2 bunnies. They will love these......munch, munch.
Thank you Lisa for organising the swap, really enjoying doing this!
Just before I go, just wanted to show you my latest purse that I'm making



Got to finish off the backstitch writing & decide which colour zip to use? Decisions, Decisions
Anyway have a lovely week - Bye for Now

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sunday, 10 February 2013


After a busy week workwise, having a fairly relaxed weekend. Needed it as I felt my batteries were running abit low & needed recharging. So set to finally making up the skyline purse/travel wallet that I showed you a sneeky peak of in a previous post. Although it would be alot easier to get out the sewing machine to sew it up, I do really enjoy hand sewing. During this alongside having Betsy cat snuggled next to me (trying at ever possible opportunity to sneak on my lap - naughty kitty!), a lovely cosy open fire & watching a marathon session of "North & South" with the very lovely patrick Swayze - is what life is all about!!
I decided to use some 'London' print fabric on the reserve......& really like it.
Just needed to a the 'Big Ben' charm to the zip & will be FINISHED! HOORAH! This large purse/travel wallet will be winging it's way to "The Jade Tree" on Elm Hill in Norwich, to go with my other things for sale.
So I'm on to my next project.....doing a Valentines card for my Hubby. Hoping I will get it finished in time, always start off with such good intentions! Photo to follow in my next post as the light today is not good for taking photo's. As I type this it's pouring with rain outside & there's talk of snow as well so it was lovely to have my mini daff on my kitchen windowsil.....
Have a wonderful, fun filled coming week!!!!!!!!!!!!! Natalie x

Friday, 1 February 2013

What shall I send?? :-)

My swapping partner is rachel from Queenie Wilde. Love things like this.....wonder what to send????