Sunday, April 25, 2010

A pin cushion and other goodies

We returned home from holidays recently to find a rather large pile of mail waiting for us, a significant part of which was a very interesting envelope about the right size for a pin cushion! I was rather delighted to discover a lovely specimen inside, handstitched very impressively by Michelle. Thank you, Michelle, and thank you Kate for organising a great swap!

This very cool pattern by Jodie of Ric-Rac also appeared in my letterbox recently, from Justine of MixTape. I won it simply because I read this great crafty zine! How lucky am I!? It really is a very good magazine, you should read it, too!

And last but not least, this lovely necklace was a gift from my husband for our wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago. It was made by Olivia of un jardin de hilo, who does some really amazing crochet, and makes some lovely jewelry, too! I possibly dropped a very big hint by emailing him the link to the item in her Etsy shop, but I'm very, very chuffed with it!

7 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

How super lucky are you, holidays & all that bounty waiting for you!! Love Posie

Tania said...

I am a great fan of pointed pressie hints left in inboxes. Clever chook...

sue said...

What lovelies to find in your letterbox after having some holiday time! The necklace is beautiful.

drkknits said...

so many beautiful things. that necklace is just stunning.

Steph said...

Don't you just love the mail man! What a fun time you must have had opening all those parcels...bet it kept the holiday high going for just a bit longer. Hope your week is happy :)

Sally said...

Great pin cushion... and how about that necklace??? AWESOME!

Michelle said...

So glad you liked the pincushion. :)

But I love that necklace, just gorgeous!