There are good times too....
This beautiful pincushion arrived just the other day from the incredibly kind Suzie.
It has already been put to very good use and I can very happily report that it's the perfect size and weight. I have a thing about pincushions that are too soft and too small. It drives me mad when you stick a pin in and the point goes straight through and jabs you when you pick it up. But there is non of that with this beauty. It is absolutely ideal and yes, I do spend actual time worrying about these things. I am very particular about my pin cushions and this one has already been elevated to Pin Cushion No. 1 in this household! Honestly, I love it.
And as if that wasn't enough, Suzie very cleverly wrapped it in a dress pattern!
Why have I never thought of using old patterns as wrapping paper? What a great idea!
Thank you so much Suzie and I hope that your birthday was a big success!
I also got some new fabric this week. Well, there are 7 days in this week and I have to buy fabric every time there's 7 days in a week.
When I first saw Heather Ross' new collection, West Hill I wasn't completely sure about it. It's a little muddier than I like, and I'm not big on horse prints, but you know , you've got to give these things a chance, haven't you?
And I'm glad I did because after a few days in the house these prints in particular have really grown on me.
The matryoshka doll print really did take a few days, but I love it now and have a couple of ideas for it. And the white/floral print was always going to fit right in in my fabric cabinet. It's fresh and fuss free and I love it. If I was a good person I would use it to make a preeeettyyyy (as Bella would say) dress for my daughter. but she'd get it dirty, so that's not going to happen!
And I also bought some of Joel Dewberry's new collection.
This print is part of his Chestnut Hill collection and I think it looks like it could be an interesting one. Although I have to say that his designs are awfully reminiscent of Amy Butler. Something that I think he's going to hear a lot of. It's nice to see another guy on the scene though.
And finally, look what else arrived...
My new Tif . That's what we call them in my house. They're my Tif slips! And oh can you see how beautiful this one is? It's a gorgeous, perfect, sludgy green (although both Tif and I have only been able to photograph it as grey). Beautiful! Have you bought one yet? Why on earth not?
Ahh, you see, goodness indeed.
Unfortunately it's not all good though. Poor Bella was very sick at nursery today and I had to go and pick her up early. Of course it did mean that I got lots of cuddles though. Which is always welcome. But the poor thing has had to go to bed with no dinner or milk or anything because nothing is staying down. Hopefully she'll be back to normal tomorrow.