Saturday, 4 April 2009

A few things to show you ..................

Here are a few things I have been lucky enough to win or be given in the last few weeks.
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At the Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show I conducted some tote bag workshops for beginners. At one of these classes, I met a young girl called Sandra who was new to sewing and was really really enthusiastic. I think she booked every single class she possibly could at the Show, including mine. It was a delight to teach Sandra, and she did a fantastic job of her tote bag. Since the Show she has not stopped sewing. I received this beautiful Linen Notebook cover in the mail from her this week. It is so beautifully made - I can't believe that she has just learnt to sew recently. She has also started her blog which you can go and visit Pepperberry & Co. She is also a great writer and very talented in lots of ways. Go check out her pincushion filled with the malted hairs of her pet dog!Handmade Notebook Holder


Also during the Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show we had a bloggers dinner which I am sure you have all read about. I was the lucky recipient of this gorgeous coin purse and crochet hat and it also came with a drawstring bag. All made by Lara from Thornberry . She is a really talented sewer and crocheter! She has inspired me to get my crochet out again.
Coin PurseCrochet Hat

I also won a prize on Lisa's blog. Little William came to live at my house all the way from the UK. He is just so adorable, thanks Lisa.William

This last photo made me laugh. After the Show, little Ellie Bella was feeling very neglected and very unloved. I found her sitting on Poppy's cushion with all the puppies still attached!

Ellie Bella & Poppy

20 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Lovely goodies, lucky you Cathy.

beccasauras said...

Oh, that doggy pic is so cute! Poor Poopy was thinking her uppies were gone!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- what beautiful pressies you've received. Looks like I have some surfing to do -- thanks for the links. Love that cute picture of Ellie Bella -- Poppy looks like she's wondering how she's going to get her bed and babies back!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a lucky girl...what lovely creations to have received! Puppy is adorable too!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Beth said...

Oh, poor little Ellie Bella! She needed to be with her doggy friends!

Andi said...

Loads of great gifts. You must have been a great teacher!!
Andi :-)

Tamara said...

That is a cute photo of Ellie Bella, you are right she looks like a poor neglected puppy.

Jodie said...

Hey LA, I have some gocco panels to send you....drop me an email .

Love that photo of your poor neglected baby looking for some love.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Hey Cathy, I have a Ella Bella too!
Love the photo of your gorgeous. She looks like she has claimed that spot. :)

Marina said...

Hi Cathy - what a gorgeous photo of your pooch. Looking right at home on that cushion! Lovely goodies as well....

Louise said...

That photo of Ellie Bella is a classic!!! I love Sandra's gift - beautiful!!

Nikki said...

It's a great feeling to know that you've inspired someone to sew, isn't it? You've given her a gift as much as she has you. They are both beautiful gifts!!

emma said...

Hey Cathy,
you also won some fabric from Ballarat Patchwork. Drop me an email with you address and I will pop it in the post!
emma
info@ballaratpatwork.com.au

periwinkle said...

I'm so glad you liked him - lots of other lovely goodies too,
Lisa x

My Black Cardigan said...

What a great photo of your dog. Your own real life Poppy!

greenolive said...

I should have attended one of your classes - I'm about to sew up some totes, zip purses as samples for the new fabric designs, and while I can make up a pattern it would be much quicker & easier if I had one to follow. You must be a great teacher to inspire Sarah so!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

YAY!! I'm so glad you loved the present, and it's really such a little thing compared to the confidence you gave me with sewing. I thought you should know that I've just ranted and raved about your wonderfulness over at my blog. Thanks for putting the picture up- I've had all these lovely people from all across the globe leave comments, and it's so nice to get to know them!

Keep on shining xxx

P.S. I am SO on love with your pooch. :-)

erica said...

that little clutch is just adorable!

stepforddreams said...

What a gorgeous shot of your little dog, love the cushion.

Sarah said...

Lovely Pressies.... I TOTALLY love that purse!!
x Sarah