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04 April 2013

Easter Goodies

 Did you have a lovely Easter?  We had a nice one, a lazy one and a completely stuff yourself full of food one.  Too many goodies around and not enough willpower over here to resist.  Oh well, that's what holidays are for isn't it?  I'll have to climb back on the wagon next week.

It's been nice to see my bunnies hopping along the mantlepiece again and I'm actually pleased with the way the Easter tree turned out for once.  These branches are fake ones, but as they look better than the real ones normally do, I'm happy with plastic fantastic this year.

I've been indulging in other ways too, by treating myself to a frankly alarming amount of fabric.  Looks like my resistance has been weakened by too much chocolate and sweetness.  Look at this lovely lot though, who can blame me?

The bottom pile and the ribbon is from The Eternal Maker and the top pile is from Tikki Patchwork.  I thought maybe you'd want to know?  No, no reason at all.


Then there was this plentiful pile from The Cotton Patch.  I find I've been drawn to more earthy, prairie, muted fabrics lately.  A Posie gets Cozy kind of palette, I think of it as.  Although I did get a few of my more  usual brighter fabrics too.

Then, I finally, finally managed to track down some Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics in this country.  I mean I know I can buy from Liberty direct, but a whole meter for £22 is not what I had in mind.  I got these quite small pieces from a fabulous little shop on Folksy, Very Berry Fabrics.


Then, as if I hadn't treated myself enough, look what came winging it's way to me before Easter.  I was the very lucky winner of the Knitsofacto giveaway and look at this wonderful bounty.  I'm sure many of you will be familiar with Annie's sumptuous, well written blog and immaculate work, but it you aren't, rush over now because you've been missing out!

Thank you so much Annie, I love, love, love these pieces so much.  Although I do keep getting the urge to colour that print in, it's the child in me I think.  But don't worry, I won't!

I also have some belated thank you's to give:

First to Verity of Knit Stitch Sew for awarding me the Inspirational Craft Blogger Award
Then to the lovely Alessandra of Homemade@myplace for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award
Last but not at all least is Else from Liefs Else for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award

Thank you so much for thinking of me, it's so kind of you!  And if you're interested in finding out some of those facts about me that these awards see to want you to share, here's mine from before...

You'll find a list of my favourite blogs on the 'ME' page if you want to know the blogs I love.  And rather than mention a whole load of new ones here, I'll continue to mention them now and again as I post, like I have done before.

There is one blog that's really caught my eye lately though, Down Grapevine Lane by Sedef.  
She's not been blogging very long and crocheting less but you'd never know it.  She contacted me to say she'd made one of my African Flower Pincushions, so I popped over to take a look and I was impressed!  Her blog is stunning and her crochet work looks perfect already.  Take a moment to stop by and say hi, you won't regret it!


S x





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16 comments:

  1. Sandra, you always have the cutest decorations! I wish I could make our house look so cute! I totally understand the fabric purchases. Sometimes you just can't control yourself and you picked out some really really lovely prints!!!

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  2. Now THAT'S what my Easter tree was meant to look like! Oh well - I'll try again next year. That fabric is making me drool - looking forward to seeing what you do with it x Jane

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  3. Hi Sandra looks like you all had a wonderful Easter. I love your Easter decorations they are so lovely. I love your fabric too. I love fabric but never have time to sew lol.

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  4. .....you are more than welcome!!!!! I didn't remember about it!!!!!
    lovely fabrics!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  5. Ooh, what a lovely lot of fabric - look forward to seeing what you create with it.
    xx

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  6. You make my stash look really mean!! I will be using some of your links, I am niggling for a quilt and have been getting the machine out a bit lately so I can feel a purchase coming on. Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. You're welcome :) Your fabrics looks gorgeous! I'm looking forward to see what you will make with these!! Liefs Else X

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  8. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous post today! Look at those fabrics *drool* - and your Easter decorations are just gorgeous (especially that bunny bunting!). And to top it all I almost had a spit-my-morning-tea-all-over-keyboard moment when I saw my blog mentioned at the bottom. Thanks so much Sandra, I am truly honored :)

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  9. forget the choccies.....look at all that FABRIC! *squeee!* It's simply gorgeous! I do think the one pile has a 'Posy Gets Cozy' vibe!

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  10. Love all your fabrics... Just wonderful.
    I also love your blog and your pin cushions... And your Easter decorations are just lovely. You are a great artist :) just amazing !

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  11. lovely easter tree and all that material. I would like some liberty fabric, not sure what I would do with it. I like the fabric with the words on too. Enjoy, Heather x

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  12. Wowsers, your gorgeous Easter egg tree! And all that fabric!! I am itchin' to get stichin' - silly phrase - but have to finish the studio and buy a new sewing machine first!

    So glad the mug and the print found a good home ... it's lovely to see the things one posts off being put to good use ... I do know what you mean about the colouring in though!

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  13. Just discovered your lovely blog. I just love your Bunny Bunting it's adorable and wow the Easter tree is amazing I alway decorate my cherry blossom tree lights at Easter time. Loved looking at all you're fab new fabric. x http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Yeaps! That is a whole lot of fabric you've added to your stash. Love, love, love! Especially the Liberty (of course) and the So called Pozy lot... Thanks for all the saring of blogs and nine shops too. Now you got me into a urge of wanting to shop too... Or I guess I really should take care of what I've got first... Time will tell. Happy Sunday!

    Annette
    My Rose Valley

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