It's Bella's Friday at my Mom's, so I was able to spend the entire day listening to podcasts and work, work, working. Very nice indeed.
At the moment I'm working on a new baby range, so I'm playing with a lot of different textures and patterns. I'm aiming for the stimulation of bright patterns teamed with the snuggly softness of minky, chenille and flannel.
And I'm spending a lot of time wishing I could make these mini blankies in a big grown up size! They are so soft and comforting.
The range includes crib blankets, bibs and mini blankies and so far comes in a range of pinks, greens and blues.
I've also been working on some kids drawing sets, but they're not finished yet.
And as if being able to spend a whole, uninterrupted day working wasn't enough, I also got my copy of the wonderful Crafters Companion today. It is such a great book, Anna did a fantastic job and I just felt so proud of everyone as I Ohhed and Ahhed my way through it. I haven't sat down with it fully yet, I'm saving it for a quiet moment over the weekend.
I got another book too, but I'm going to save that for another post because it demands photo's and it didn't arrive early enough in the day to take any.
And the fun didn't stop there, I also received two parcels of fabric today and, yes and, Jim and I got to go out for coffee and magazines tonight! How lucky am I to have such a great day? Oh and there's still more (!) when I got home there was a lovely, generous email waiting for me, that really made me smile.
So a big thank you to Mom for having Bella, my UPS guy for braving the huge puddle outside our house in order to deliver my fabric, the Amazon girl who delivered my books and even closed the gate behind her, meaning that I didn't have to run out in the rain in just my socks to do it myself, all the podcasters out there that stop me from watching reruns of Murder She Wrote, Jim for being the sort of husband that appreciates the excitement of a new issue of Selvedge (great issue) and my agent for getting me such great roles and my lawyer for being so supportive and my high school drama teacher and.. and.. oh you get the picture!
Oh and hey, I think I may have just multi tasked and combined a WIP Friday with a Gratitude Friday. Cool.
(edited to add the pic of Bella wearing dolly's jumper on her head whilst watching Wizard Of Oz. Duh, obviously!)
Ooo and while we're all here could I be really cheeky and ask if anyone fancies a little swap? I really want to get my hands on a copy of Martha's Holiday magazine (the one that Alicia has a photo of on todays fantastic post) and I know this is going to sound silly, but I saw an advert in one of the US magazines for Halloween peanut M&M's and I so want a bag of them! So if anyone wants to suggest something I could send them in return please let me know. Cheers!