Oh, I love a bit of alliteration!
Isn't it wonderful?
Firstly this is what I received from Clare all wrapped up in the beautiful hand embroidered ribbon shown at the top of this post. Now I thought this was machine embroidery it's so neat. Once inside there was a lovely card and this gorgeous canvas, made from wonderful fabrics including a couple of my favourite Cath Kidston prints .
Now this is what I sent, it took me ages to decide what to make I was going to make a canvas but in the end decided on a little cushion. Clare always has lovely photos of flowers on her blog so I used some vintage flowered fabric, some flower trim and also crocheted some. The St. Ives sign post is because that is where she goes in her real life camper van, which also happens to be orange hence the orange camper key ring.
So now I have to concentrate on Indigo Blue's Christmas decoration swap and say Hi to Monique at thymeandlavenderblogspot.com in the Netherlands, my brain is ticking away! I've also got the shabbychiccafe October swap with a pink theme to do.
*********Which brings me to two awards given to me this week one from the lovely Andrea from Indigo bluedesigns.
*********So now a few random bits firstly I found another shaving mug with roses on for my bathroom, it is so pretty and the photo really does not do it justice.
I've been making cake this time a carrot cake with an orange frosting, I found this recipe on attic24 and it is truly delicious. Along with a sticky lemon cake, which used lemon curd and very tasty too!
We went and collected some conkers and placed them in a bowl to ward off spiders, after reading about it at prettyshabby.blogspot.com So far so good, touching lots of wood here, I don't want to jinx it lol.
Here they are without the flash.
This is my sneaky way of having fairy lights up all year as my OH says I'm not allowed any more Xmas lights this year but there's always ways around these things lol.
I haven't quite worked out how they're going to stay in place yet at the moment it's taped up but they keep slipping!
I've spent the morning cutting and machine sewing lots of things from the Tilda Crafting Christmas Gifts so I'll be doing the hand sewing this evening and will hopefully have some pics next week.
Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for all the lovely comments on my last post.