Thursday, 19 July 2007
all change and catch up - day one
hip hip hooray
the camera has been found
lurking amongst the chaos at the shop
lots to catch up on
as i have so many things to show and tell i thought i would spread it out over the next few days
so as not to bore you all!!!
but before we begin - what do you all think of the new look?
to be honest - i am not sure
i was going for a more coastal feel to fit in with my new life.
maybe i will try a few options with other colours.
now on to show and tell.....
firstly a HUGE thank you to those sweet girls over at the flour loft
i was so lucky to win a competition to name a wonderful range of dolls that they hand make.
have you been over to see them?
if not go, go, go x
amongst all the other nice things they make whilst singing and dancing around their studio are these really nice (and soooo well made) flower brooches, as shown in the picture above.
i cannot wait to wear mine - thank you both so much x
now thank you number two goes winging its way over to manda x
i love this lady and her blog x
i was really quick to pounce on one of her new selvedge pin cushions
how cool and what a great idea
i love it and i am going to keep it wrapped up in tissue until my new studio has been built - a kind of welcome to your new studio gift!
the only down side of this parcel was that it arrived open - damm that post office!
i always worry that the postie has had a good root around to see what he can find - i cannot bear the thought of a great big burly man handling my pin cushion!!
the next picture is of my new vintage bag
i absolutely LOVE IT
last Saturday my parents came down for the day - ( the surf dudes )
we had a wonderful dog walk and lunch at fairlight, and then stopped off at Rye so that the boys could have a pint and us girls could have a quick browse at the shops.
if you get a chance to visit Rye you MUST go to the vintage kitchenalia shop - it is a dream.....
full to the brim of goodies including fab vintage baskets like mine x
whilst there i could not help but think of Gina and her gorgeous doggie.
like me on my first visit to this shop, Gina cried with shock at how great it is!!!!
go over and meet Gina - a really cool blog
and the sweetest dog!
love honor disobey
and lastly for today's catch-up is a few pictures of some of the wonderful gifts that i finally opened.
look at these knitting needles!!!!
i first caught sight of these beauties over at little cotton rabbits
and from the same wonderful folk ( stephens parents x )
two books that i have had my eye on for awhile
both books are great but the images of the cloth dolls are breathtaking.....
i know that i will never be able to recreate anything nearly as good as those shown, but the book is worth buying for the pictures alone.
although it does have really good instructions on how to make the body of the doll - maybe i will have a go one day.
just do not expect to see the results here........
well that's all the pictures for today
tomorrow i will show you some of the other gifts i received and maybe a picture of our new donkeys xxxx
i also have another giveaway to tell you about - a belated its my birthday giveaway.
it would have been on my birthday if that pesky camera had not done a runner........
Posted by Tracy x at 07:23