Lucky me :)

I’ve been very spoilt from Christmas onwards so I thought I’d do some gratuitous showing off. I received this lovely black and white mini quilt from Krista who was part of the My favourite little quilt swap. Sign-ups are underway for the second round now if any of you are interested. It’s amazing how a completely blind swap has ended with me receiving such a perfect mini quilt. This one will definitely be finding a home in my daughter’s bedroom, I have been told!

This was the first year I actually got organised enough to complete a Christmas wishlist and boy did I luck out 🙂 Books for inspiration, yummy fabrics and a Go! Baby…lots of crafty goodness!

Yvonne gifted me this fabulous dresden and hexie cushion and was dedicated enough to be sewing the finishing touches on Christmas morning!!

I had been admiring this Kate Spain Fandango fabric since Yvonne used it in her pillow talk swap cushion so was majorly excited to receive this beauty.

I think it’s fair to say I was very sulky at having had to put the sewing machine into hiding for the Christmas period so I decided to remedy this problem and cajoled my poor old hubby into creating me a sewing room. We (OK, ‘fess up, hubby with me ‘supervising’) cleared out our library/family room and moved in the makings of a great crafting space. A fabric and embellishments bookcase:

a cutting and piecing table that’s so big there’s room for a table top ironing board:

and a sewing table that I can cover up when not in use. This is a funky old table on wheels that can be extended when necessary for bigger projects. There are also shelves underneath for more storage space for my fabrics 🙂

The new space inspired me to knock up this cushion in an hour or so from an Amy Butler scrap bag I had for Christmas. It’s really simple but I think very effective.

I backed it with a mink coloured slub silk and a strip of pieced fabrics.

Then, as if that wasn’t enough, the postlady bought me the first of many packages from my post-Christmas online fabric shopping. Yummy!! Dodgy photo but I’m sure you can see enough of the goodies to be jealous 😉

I’m sure these goodies will come in very useful as I’ve signed up to yet more swaps on flickr. They are so addictive!!


8 thoughts on “Lucky me :)

  1. vintagerockchick says:

    It's so lovely to have your own space where you can leave things out – but if you're anything like me you spend more time looking for things and tidying than you ever do creating!
    Lovely pressies too – must find out what a Go Baby is!


  2. Nellie's Niceties says:

    I'm sure the same will be true for me Gill. Our house is full of muddles and if there's a spare flat surface it usually ends up as a muddle holder 🙂 The GO!Baby is by Accuquilt. It cuts fabric with dies so I'm hoping it will inspire me to do more applique as I usually wuss out when I have to do it by hand.


  3. John'aLee says:

    What a great post. Love that you've created your own little special place. I think we sew more when we have a place and don't have to clean up after every sewing stint.
    Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Hope you have a blessed New Year as well!


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