Monday, October 25, 2010


Seeing all the beautiful gifts Jenny made, Jenny of Elefantz - has made me want to start making some too. She made lovely tissue holders and she had a link to the pattern - Polka Dot Pineapple
The first one was so quick and easy to make,  I decided to make more. Then I saw a lovely pattern for a cell phone pouch at Blue Moon River and made one to match my tissue holder :-)

                                                   Click on pic's for close-up!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Finished the pin pillow,  really enjoyed making it. Also block 3 of  Raggedy done.

Bought some fabric for the Raggedy quilt - 1 metre/ 39 inches of each.

Hi and welcome to my newest follower, Cathy.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Two more Raggedy blocks finished.

and I am nearly finished with the stitching for this pin pillow-  a complimentary PDF pattern from  Cheryl of Willowberry Designs.

 I am enjoying reading this book - 645 pages!


PS; Hi and welcome to my newest follower Mimi. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lovely surprise!

September was a stressful month, with a teacher strike forcing schools to shut just weeks before exams - after three and a half weeks the union agreed to suspend the strike. My son, Matthew is in matric/grade 12 and thankfully has now written his prelims/trials. Last week, school holidays, I had an opportunity to visit my daughter in Cape Town as Matthew had an audition at UCT. Had a lovely time, beautiful weather and all too soon it was time to leave. After a bumpy flight, lots of turbulence, arrived  home Sunday night with a whopping headache which immediately disappeared when I saw a package with my name on it.:-)

Have you heard of TILDA!

I hadn't until I received an email from Jenny of Elefantz saying I had won on her blog and that she was sending me a Tilda book. I hadn't entered any competitions so was curious. I always read her blog, I love her designs and love seeing what she's up to, but  I don't always leave a comment. She had a tutorial for some lovely gifts, she made two beautiful soap sachets and a diary cover out of a vintage embroidered doily which I just loved so I left a comment. In her post Jenny said she had taken all the names of who had left comments on her previous 4 post and my name was drawn - the surprise giveaway was to celebrate her 900 followers!

An even bigger surprise, she sent me 2, two Tilda books!! I was speechless! and also so very grateful. I just love everything about these books. Thank you so much Jenny, I am now a great Tilda fan!

Visit Jenny and enjoy all her amazing designs and delicious recipes  HERE