A traditional 100th blog post comes with a giveaway.
Well, this WILL be a giveaway …. but with a difference.
I have signed up in recent months for 3 ‘Pay It Forward’s:
Which means I am supposed to offer handmade gifts to NINE lovely readers.
Here is the deal ….. the first 9 commenters will receive a handmade item from me within the next 365 days.
In turn, you must each commit to offering a ‘Pay It Forward’ on your own blog to 3 other people who must then offer to 3 others, etc.
Please do NOT leave a comment if you are not willing to follow through with this.
Also, please make sure I have some way of contacting you.
And just because I can’t leave a post without some photos, here is the cushion I made for Ella’s kinder teacher Peter who left her child care centre last week.
Apparently, the only colours he uses in his furnishings at home are: white, cream and occasionally off-white. Hard work!!
Have a stitchin’ week!
EDIT 9/11/09: One more spot available. One of the first nine commenters was not signing up for the PIF!!
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My little girl:
And a little boy’s quilt top to go with this one:
They are a commission for twin boys born recently at only 30 weeks gestation.
Much loved little miracles.
PS: Next post will be my 100th. You know what that means!!!
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Had a great time stitching and catching up at Perle’s last night.
And today, I was lucky enough to meet Jo and her ‘not usually so shy’ Ollie.
He was very sweet!!! Jo wasn’t so bad either 😉
I am so enjoying getting to know local bloggers with obsessions to match my own!!
Some stitching also …
Have a great weekend.
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Yesterday I received a lovely parcel from Kate after I won her giveaway over at Fox’s Lane.
It’s ironic because Kate and I grew up together, grew apart in recent years and have reconnected via our craft blogs.
Here’s what I received:
- A copy of her mum’s new book
- A gorgeous crocheted (by Kate) flower brooch (that I have had to fight Ella for)
- T-shirts for each of the kids screen printed by Kate
- A cup cake tote bag for treasures
Here I am enjoying my brooch in the lovely Melbourne sunshine (welcome back Spring!!)
And here are some terrible shots of my kids in their t-shirts:
Ella is TOTALLY channelling Joe Cocker.
Separated at birth? Maybe!
In other news, I have finally finished the tote bag promised for my giveaway winner, blogless Jane. Jane asked for pinks and aquas but expressed a dislike for floral prints so I have gone for more geometric looking fabrics.
Fabrics are: Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks collection; Cathedral in Peony and Amy Butler’s Love collection; Sunspots in Turquoise.
I hope she likes it. But I could easily be tempted to hang on to it myself. (Only joking Jane)
Enjoy the sunshine.
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On our recent trip to Noosa, I visited the Eumundi Markets where I bought, amongst other things, some awesome bean bags from a company called Cush Cush.
These are the comfiest, softest bean bags EVER and make for fabulous outdoor furniture during the fine weather.
I wanted to make some other cushions to go with the bean bags and found some fantastic canvas trim to use, during a catch-up with some fabulous women yesterday.
A quick trip to Spotlight for some coordinating canvas fabric and voila!!
Outdoor comfort for all!!
Have a great weekend.
I hope the sun is shining where you are.
EDIT 25/10/09 – Didn’t realise Karen was blogging too now. Sorry for the omission Karen!!!
And Thanks to Wendy for the link!!
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Thanks to those of you who offered solutions / ideas to this quilting problem.
In the end I decided to go with an upholstery weight fabric from Spotlight … cheap as chips and the girl just loves it!!
It even has a bit of sparkly glitter through it!!
(Hard to photograph the sparkle … but trust me!!)
Simply quilted and with matching binding …
Happiness is a colourful girly picnic rug!!!
Have a stitchin’ Tuesday!!
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