Wednesday, 26 May 2010

What's in the Box?

My goodness have we had some lovely treats lately.  First up, dearest Lorraine, who was kind enough to pay me a visit in the summer, sent this wonderful dress for one of our girls.  She found it in an op shop and just had to find a home for it.  It's a lovely heavy cotton in the prettiest of fabrics.  Thank you so much for sending it over Lorraine, it's just beautiful.  What a thoughtful thing to do.  Here is Katie twirling around in the dress and loving it.

A couple of weeks ago Vintage Vicki posted about the latest CK catalogue and offered it out to anyone who wanted a copy.  Well as we don't have such niceties over here in little old NZ, I asked if I could possibly have a few photos of the pages emailed to me just for a nosy.  No that wasn't good enough, Vicki insisted on sending it out to me.  And golly isn't a goodie isn't it?  We miss out so much over.  However the very same day I found CK mugs on special no less, for sale and came home with four of them.  They are a bit big really but the prints are just delicious.  Now I just need hubby to make a floating shelf in the kitchen for them!

The gorgeous CK bag was sent to me from Lululiz who didn't know I liked CK stuff!  Really that woman sometimes.  What's not to like I ask?  She had bought the last two magazines in the shop with two different bags attached.  Well Liz being the very kind lady she is, insisted on sending me one for a bit of CK love of my own.  I'm really starting to feel very fancy now.

Here's the very pretty card Vicky sent with the magazine.  Sorry about the lack of catalogue photo, my mother is salivating over it at present.

Liz also sent my two girls some very thoughtful birthday presents and included a little something special for me.  Aren't I the lucky one?  Some vintage French buttons.  Won't they look fabulous on something?  They go beautifully with my linen and new trims.  There's an idea already.

And lookie lookie!!  My parcel from The Fabric Addict Swap has arrived.  Helen organised it and I was partnered up with Lyn (no blog).  Well you should see what was lurking beneath the wonderfully wrapped parcels!  Next time, I promise.   I tell you, I was completely spoilt!

The card alone is divine.  Just look at the sweet little picture.  I've always loved old pictures and I'm quite sure I can smell those old fashioned roses.

I can now also say that I've finally completed my apron for the Great Apron Swap of 2010.  Woo hoo!!  I actually really enjoyed making it too, not sure why it took me so long to get going.  It's about to be wrapped up and sent tomorrow.  Have you all made your aprons yet?  Am I the last or not?  As I was explaining to Liz, I didn't want to put too much pressure on the participants by finishing mine too early. 


Melissa said...

Just happened upon your blog and so glad I did. I love it. My husband and I have been wanting to go to NZ for such a long time and after spending some time on your blog, I am going to make it happen. Thanks for the fun!

VintageVicki said...

Hiya :)

Very pretty mugs - we have some of the chicken ones.

Glad you got a bag too :)

Just to let you know my apron swap parcel has been sent & I've received mine too - just done a blog post about. Thanks for all your hard work on this swap - I've got a gorgeous new apron & a mad new friend from it :)

Lululiz said...

Your little darling Katie looks absolutely gorgeous in that dress, it is lovely!
And yay, I have finished my apron as well, it is all wrapped up and ready to be posted today!
Gosh, that bag got to you ever so quickly, Royal Mail must have realised how badly you wanted it, lol.

Serenata said...

The apron to my partner was posted the other week. Not sure if she has it yet. I'm so looking forward to seeing what you and Lulu Liz have sent each other!

Lovely mugs, why do I never find any like that?!

TheMadHouse said...

I posted my package last week, still can not e-mail Kat for some reason, it keeps bouncing back.

I dont have any CK mugs, although I would love some, maybe one day of we come in to money!!!!

Love the dress Lorraine was my fabric swap pairing and I received such wonderfull things from her - lucky girl

Pam said...

What a lovely time you've had Sarah receiving all that lovliness!
Lucky you.
I've also finished my apron and will be posting it off to Holland tomorrow!
Thanks for doing all that you have, organising this great swap. I've had a lot of fun with it. :)

Justine said...

Sarah, what fab goodies! Now your def. not the last to post your apron as mine won't be posted until the weekend, just before the deadline!! My swap partner knows though, I think she posted mine yesterday! Hooray! Justine xx

sallgood said...

Lots of fun treasures! Those red buttons are wonderful! (When I was a little girl, I started a red button collection!)

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Fun gifts! I finished my apron and sent it out on Monday. If you want, you can see it here: My swap partner knows not to check my blog until she receives her apron in the mail! Thanks again for organizing this!

Serenata said...

Sarah, would you be able to email those two pictures you took of your daughter again please, plus the details for my swap partner as I have lost ALL my emails and addresses, so can't email you.

Thank you :-)

Amanda said...

Hi Sarah! What a lot of gorgeousness! We do share a love of red, don't we? Thanks for popping over! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Phew! Mine hit the Posy Office today. just in time.
Was really fun. Thanks for squeezing me in!

Gina said...

That's definitely a dress worth twirling in. And all the goodies are great!

Apron confessions: Crafty Helen and I have not got our swapping act together yet, having only just confirmed what each of us wants in terms of sizes, so we'll be at least a week late in making and sending. But it's mutual :) I think 3 weeks away in May and a broken machine have not helped my punctuality... eeek.