There are times when your breath gets taken away by someone’s thoughtfulness, and I had one of those times last week when I opened a surprise parcel from my sweet friend, Dawn!
Beautifully wrapped in one of my favourite new fabric lines – Grace by 3 Sisters for Moda… and don’t you just love that jumbo ric-rac?!!
The textiles were a gift in themselves, and then I opened up the squishy parcel to reveal this:
A pretty hand-blown-glass pendant (pictured centre), a pretty pink pen, a plaque with a word that is so important to both Dawn and I, “Family”. Some rose-scented handcream and this amazing hand-made sewing purse…
With even more treasure inside!
I just sat and looked at all my pretties for ages. I kept them in a little bundle on my dining room table and admired them, not wanting to put anything away because I just enjoyed visiting its beauty! Do you do that too? When I get a wee pile of birthday or Christmas pressies I always leave them a day or two to admire them, before finding new homes for the items!
THANK YOU so very much, Dawn!! You made my week honey and I feel completely spoiled! x
If you would like the pattern for this sweet little sewing purse, I left a clue for you in the picture as to where you can find it! Do you know someone “Gawjus” like I do?! Yes – it’s the lovely Joy from Joypatch! She is the talented designer of this little cutie that Dawn has made so beautifully.
Talking of treasures – I discovered a few during my visits to local thrift stores last week!
A blue woollen skirt ideal for some softies… appliqued and crocheted doilies, and an old copy of my favourite craft magazine, Australian Homespun. It has one of my favourite doll patterns inside designed by Karlene Atkins of Katkins Designs!
The pattern is called Lizzie, and if you haven’t got this copy of Australian Homespun (No 10 Vol.3.2) then it is available for sale on Karlene’s website, here. I’m looking forward to making my own Miss Lizzie!
But before I get around to making any more dolls, I’m a bit busy with another project! I’m only two weeks away from both of my children’s birthdays! They are eight years and three days apart in age! The invites for Rosie’s party went out last week…
Aaron is still in England at the moment and will celebrate his birthday the day before he travels back home… but we’ll have double celebrations once he returns, for sure! But I’m guessing his will be a little less…
Till next time! Hugs! Vikki xo