The delightful Corrie from over at http://www.dutch-blue.blogspot.com/ organised a Spring Swap. Here in the Southern hemisphere the leaves are turning and an Autumn chill is in the air but it was actually really nice to be thinking of others enjoying Spring a world away! Now I haven't blogged about this before now because I was worried that I might spoil the surprise for my lovely partner Inge. Hopefully by now she has received her package and I can blog about them both.
Do you remember the sneak peak of this:
Friday, April 2, 2010
I've been admiring fabric banners for a while and dreaming of making one in lovely Easter pastels but I don't have any in my stash and time was of the essence so I whipped this one up with scraps of paper from my Creative Memories stash (mostly the Pastel Power Palette) and 3 metres of premade bias binding from http://www.patchworkapple.com/ It doesn't technically belong in my front room but it looked so nice on the blue wall that I couldn't take it down!
We are now almost packed for our few days at the beach house. Here was Hannah's own packing: Could this girl get anymore like her Auntie Kaz? 4 pairs of shoes for a two day stint?!?! I love that the treasured new red sight words got included too!!!
I have grand plans of finishing an easter hat for Maddie and a stitchery too but I know that our time at the beach will probably be anything but relaxing. This was Wednesday's crafting effort:Op Shopped brown corduroy skirt in her size: $1.50
Ric rac: pinched from the stash (is it just me or does everything look better with ricrac at the moment?)
Flower embellishment: Made from Emma Hardy's book "Making Children's Clothes"
Watching her whirl and twirl in it this winter: priceless!
From our family to yours, Happy Easter!