Monday, 7 March 2011

Heart Swap From Me

Thank you all for your lovely comments on yesterday's blog.  I hope Cat reads them too. 

Well anyway, Cat likes blue, red and pink so I went with that as the theme.  I made a rag wreath in the shape of a heart.

All of her gifts were popped into this cute bag from Trade Aid.  There is a red heart printed on the other side.  Silly aren't I not photographing the other side?!!  It's always the way.

Here we have a tea bag holder for her purse, made from part of a tea towel, a lavender sachet made from an old table mat, and a fabric coaster for a cuppa made from new fabric believe it or not!

Some little bits and bobs... (Oh the pink thing at the bottom is a origami heart made by No.2!)

And one of my tea towel aprons for her little curly haired princess.  There is a recipe for sugar cookies on the front in case you were getting eye strain trying to see.  I've never made them before.  I wonder if anybody has?

And that's it for another lovely swap.  I have no more on the go and probably should have a bit of a rest for a while.  I'm thinking that I really must get back into my quilting.  Do you go in fits and bursts as well?  I'm fine until I run out of something and have to stop.  Then I find it hard to get going again.  But once I'm off there'll be no stopping me!!

But first I would like to make some little dolls for the Christchurch children.  Actually I met a couple of them this morning.  They have just joined No.3's class, lucky them, they have a super new teacher.  It's strange how they are all so scattered around our country now. 

No.1's school is helping out the children with heart problems who have had to move up here.  We are fundraising for them and donating goods as they are all in a hall together.  It's going to be very different for them for a good while.  But if we all do a small bit to help out they should all be fine.

Love to you all xxx


Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

You are really into the swap but most of all I must congratulate you for all the effort in helping those less fortunatexx

'Joyce' said...

Hullo Sarah,
oh my dear blog friend. I have read your last few posts and here I am. Firstly your swaps, how beautiful they are. I just love your work, you are so very talented.
Now onto your post dated Monday 28th Feb - Gift of Love Appeal. I would LOVE to help. I am going to crochet a scarf or two to post over to you. Are you still accepting items? Thank you also for Cat's blog link for crochet squares. I hope you don't mind but I am going to link you both and advertise you on my own blog to spread the word.
Thanks again for the notice and the beautiful giving you are hosting. It is an honour to know you. xx

Heidi said...

You are such a beautiful person and what an amazing heart and all the other treasures...I just saw that a few days ago you had a after quake....The damage on the news looks so bad, Your in our prayers and near and dear to our hearts.

Betty said...

You made some beautiful swap gifts and some of them from recycled materials - if you get up some steam for another swap I am suggesting a thrifty one on my blog. I have been sort of removed from what's happening in Christchurch because we are so far away and there hasn't been much news coverage in this country lately - these children must be going through so much with their displacement and having to adjust to new school, it has been a reality check to read in your post what is going on. Bettyx

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

A lovely swap, and a lovely idea to help out those who are new to your daughters' schools. You are a sweetheart.

Jenny at Red House said...

You have a very good heart! jennyx

delia hornbook said...

What a beautiful swap i adore your rag heart you made thats truely lovely. And a lovely idea to help the children, have a lovely week, dee x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

What a beautiful array of gorgeousness! The rag heart is just so pretty! I love the colour combinations!

Lululiz said...

Fabulous swap gifts, you clever girl! I do like that rag wreath, it really is gorgeous.