Friday, 20 June 2008

Some Goodies In the Mail




Look what I have been receiving in the mail lately. Firstly, I was lucky enough to win a giveaway of some lovely 'apples' from Wink Designs. The package was so beautifully wrapped and presented. I didn't really want to open it. But I did, and look what I found inside. A little felt purse with an apple on the front, of course, some apple fabric, and little packages of fabric and felt apples, leaves and covered buttons to match. And a gorgeous card with apples. Marina, your work is just beautiful. Thank you.


I also was a lucky winner at Silly Gilly's blog - look at these fantastic vintage boys patterns. What a hoot! I am getting quite a collection of vintage patterns now, so these will fit in very nicely as I don't have any boys ones. Don't you just love the little box brownie camera in the McCalls pattern. Go and visit Gillian - she has a great blog and sells some lovely things.

I have also been busy making a few 'Not Another Green Bag' bags. It is a bag pattern which was sold at the Sydney Quilt and Craft Fair on the Amitie stand in kit form. Fantastic bag to carry, and looks so much nicer than the eco friendly green bags that everybody has. I have used a Timtex base to make it sturdy.

And on my last post picturing the cupcakes, I was asked where the gorgeous paper cases came from. They came from Cake Deco and were $6.90 for 50.

15 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thanks for the link to the paper cases - I so need those for my collection! All your goodies are lovely - what great mail to receive! Love those eco bags - much nicer than the green ones I have from Coles.

varenia said...

oh i love all of those apples! so delicious!

peppermintpatcher said...

I love the eco bag concept. Does timtex wash well?

Louise said...

The bag looks lovely - nice fabric mix. Thanks for the link to the cupcake paper cases but I can't find your ones on the website! They do have cute brown gingham ones though.

periwinkle said...

Congrats on your winnings, those apple colours just look so fresh - you'll have to show us more of your vintage patterns.. lovely bag too
Lisa x

Kate said...

The bag looks great - a very stylish shopping bag.

Cascade Lily said...

You have been so busy and so productive! I love the colours you chose for the pressies you made for your cousin's baby. Too cute. As are those cupcakes!

Nikki said...

I think I have that boy's pj pattern on the left... left over from when my nephews (now in their 20's and all over 6 feet tall!!) were little. I think I had plans for great things that never eventuated, though. I don't remember actually USING the pattern!!!

Nikki said...

Sorry- just looked and it was the BLAZER pattern on the left!!! I had a pj one, too. Don't know if I used either of them, but I'm sure they're stashed somewhere.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, what lovely prizes. And your eco-bags are so cute. I need to make some. I actually picked up some fabric this weekend, but since hubby does the grocery shopping, I'm not sure he'll approve LOL!

Leni & Rose said...

Great to meet you today, Cathy! I'm loving your shopping bag - good size for lots of fruit and vegies!

Jessica said...

I love those apples and other goodies you got in the mail. Your bag is lovely as well. My summer project is to make a whole bunch just like that!

Ravenhill said...

what an incredible bag! It is gorgeous!
~Emily

mellyandrosie said...

Just LOVE those apples - soooooo yummy!!! I would have been thrilled to get that in the mail. Great bag too!

Bronwyn said...

Ditto everyone's comments on your eco bag - lovely colours - so much more stylish! Thanks for the tip on my wingback chair being 'Sanderson' - I will mention that when I ring the upholsterer. Best wishes on finding one yourself - hopes it turns up quickly for you.