Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Thank goodness for that.....!

Morning everyone

I have been waiting all week to show you what I made for my Secret Easter Swap and this morning Leanne at Lizzie the Quilter has received my package....

I was really nervous about so much, would it arrive in time for Easter, would it arrive at all! would Leanne like it... etc etc!

Well I made 3 things and sent 2 of them... First I made a crochet beach bag and after 6 balls of Rowan cashmere soft and 2 balls of King Cole cashmere I finished it only to realise that it was quite a heavy piece of work especially once I had lined it
I will take a picture this week and add it!

Then I made a Daffodil wall hanging which I designed myself and used a heart shaped hanger, unfortunately I lost this on the Thursday and I was suppose to be posting it on the Friday!


Now I don't usually panic but oh my I was so annoyed that the little hanging had disappeared I phoned my mum, I phoned Joanne I even had my children looking for it....

I gave up and did the only thing I could and spent all weekend making another item.....
and Miss bunny was born!

I was late posting and on the Monday I was frantically packaging my parcel and I picked up a pile of fabric to put it away and there was my wall hanging
So I quickly stitched up the opening where I turned it and popped it into the box
Hence the lack of photo! doh!!

Leanne has emailed and she loved the wall hanging and little Miss B plus I sent some fabric from my stash and some chocolate hearts.... so all's well that ends well.

The lovely lady that has organised the swap was Julie from Bush baby jag and I would like to thank her for organising this lovely swap, she has had a few swapee's let her down at the last minute though and I think its a real shame when people sign up and then don't send something, I realise that it takes time and postage cost money but I feel its a really nice way to make new friends all over the world and its worth every penny and every hour of my time.

Happy Easter everyone
Take care


Menopausal musing said...


bekimarie said...

She's lovely!
I was lucky enough to have the duck made for me for my swap.
You received lovely goodies too.
Have a great Easter break, I love your comment about your daughter and duvet, I know that feeling 'hehe'.
Take care
Beki xxx


I'm trying to click on the link to follow you but my pooter won't let me follow anybody new (not sure why) so i'll have to add you to my favourites instead as i'd like to carry on reading.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Wow Alex, your bunny is beautiful!! She is absolutely perfect!!! What a lucky swap buddy you have. You know I'm loving the pink. She is cute cute cute!!! Great job!!
♥ Teresa

Shabby Chick said...

The bunny is gorgeous! I bet the hanging looked lovely too.

I can't believe some people sign up and don't go through with it, that's so wrong :(

Mel xxx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

The bunny is so sweet. I love seeing all the different things bloggers create! So many talented ladies out there!
Shame about being let down at the last minute. Maybe they had genuine reasons.
Isabelle x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Well I'm sure you could sneak a kitty in, in the time hubby is away.....what do you mean we dont have a!!
I love the rabbit, she is very cute!!
Enjoy the hols....Claire xx

Taz said...

Oh Alex that bunny is so beautiful what a lucky lady your partner is. I'm sure everything you made is super lovely as you are a very clever wee thing ;)
I'd definately recommend an empty boot for your next Ikea trip ;)

Shabby Chick said...

Thanks so much for your comment Alex, it means a lot to me. You're right she has lost more than me... apart from anything else she won't be able to dump her eldest on me at a moment's notice again! There's a lot to be said for just having acquaintances, sometimes I think the only people you can really rely on is family (and like you found... even then it's not guaranteed).

Hope you have a lovely easter :)

Mel xxx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Alex. That Rabbit is the most adorable - no doubt Leanne is over the moon with her present! I've just discovered your blog from Shabby Chick, and will be back again very soon. Happy Easter! Denise x

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I just love this bunny, everytime I view your page, was it a pattern? Wow....I just had to pop in and tell you that a peep is a sugar coated marshmallow confection that most people either love or hate, they're very very sweet!!! My whole family loves them except for the little pink princess, she hates them, too sweet for her, she doesn't like icing on her cake either. LOL
Have a great Friday my friend,
♥ Teresa

Emma Loves Stitching said...

I've just come across your blog , lovely. Love the bunny, if you hop over to my blgo you'll see one i made!!
Emma :)

Tillyboo said...

Spooky ! Bunny looks just like someone I went to school with. I think it's the hips ...

Really gorgeous though !!