Christmas presents (mine)

3 Jan

Happy new year!  It’s still cold and grey but school starts back this week and preschool next week (I think!) so my days will brighten in one respect with more time to spend sewing although that of course will depend on the co-operation of a now walking little boy!

I am quite excited too because I have some new fabrics to cut into, but as they were a present I’m not sure how easy that will be!  Here are some pictures of my lovely gifts:

This was in my stocking on Christmas morning:

While the girls chewed on sweets I gazed at all the lovely fabrics already dreaming about the endless possibilities that had opened up to me!  Ok, a scraps bundle might not sound that exciting but I love them, lots of gorgeous lovely fabrics, I’d obviously like to have at least a metre of each but funds and Tobit would not allow so just having a 5″ or so piece is great and I can do alot with a bit of fabric that size.  (I’ve only ever bought scraps from Saints and Pinners so can’t vouch for any other sellers but their’s always have a fantastic selection and co-ordinate well).

Later the same day I had another package which contained:

A metre of Anna Maria Horners, Garden Party – Receiving Line in Green, yes that is not a typo, that is how that design is described, it’s also not the colours on your screen!  Never mind it is very nice, no idea what it will be used for but I’m sure that doesn’t come as a great surprise.

Then a bundle of this:

Fat quarters from Cloud9’s My Happy Nursery range. Cloud9 use only 100% certified organic cotton in the manufacturing of their base cloths and eco-responsible solvent-free inks and dyes for printing.  So not really any excuse needed to buy these!

There’s more…

A bundle of Glamour by Tanya Whelan from her Dolce range.  I already have some prints from this range so am looking forward to putting them together.

Last but not least:

A fat quarter of Tiled Primrose, Pink from Heather Bailey’s Bijoux range.

These are all in the wash as I write and will be lovingly hung to dry, ironed and folded then place in my fabric stash cupboard!  We’ve had a bit of a sort out, shift around and my fabrics are now in a glass fronted cupboard so I can gaze at them without have to get boxes out and make a big mess!

Right, I’ve had morning without children and can now hear them returning so must go.

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