Thursday, 8 January 2009


Good morning girls. Gosh I'm sooo sleepy today, even though I was in bed early! It's just not fair! Maybe it's something to do with not getting enough fresh air? We had snow yesterday, not a lot but enough to stop the school bus getting through. Needless to say I didn't venture out of doors at all. The children got an extra days holiday, as it should have been their first day back at school, so they were more than happy.

Now on to more important things. Would you like to see what I won in Mel's giveaway over at Country in the Town ?
I thought you might.

Isn't it exciting getting parcels through the post. I had to sign for this one. The postie gave me one those knowing smiles when I answered the door. He could tell I'd just jumped out of bed and pulled some clothes on, I think my nightie sticking out of the bottom of my cardie gave the game away.
I cut the packet open and took one little peek. This one looked too good to rush, so I took it back up to the bedroom and got back into bed so that I could enjoy opening it slowly.

Look at that! Almost too beautiful to open! A parcel of pink gingham fabric (how thoughtful to send a parcel wrapped in fabric to a crafter!) tied with pale blue Cath Kidston ribbon. Oh the joy and I'd not even opened it yet! There was also an envelope with a little card, which showered confetti everywhere when I opened it, and a little extra surprise - teatime patterned bun cases. I LOVE pretty bun cases. I can only get plain white ones when I do my monthly online shop, and I can tell you, it doesn't make me a happy bunny.

Aaaaaaah! Bunting, bunting, bunting. One of life's essentials me thinks, don't you? Such beautiful fabrics, just what I would have chosen. I've got to tell you here: I have wanted some bunting for months now, but just couldn't bring myself to buy any when I knew full well that I was more than capable of making it. But as you all know, it just got added to the long list of things I wanted to make.

This one is my favourite, pretty florals appliqued onto a white background. So much work!

I have a guest staying this week. My oldest, bestest friend from school. Yes that is very old isn't it! So how better to mark the occasion than with scrummy apple cakes in my new bun cases!
Thank you Mel for making my day sparkle.
I think I'd like to have a go at making someone elses day sparkle too. Keep your eye out for a future give away!
Love Fi x


Beki said...

What lovely bunting, i'm soooooo envious. Lucky you!
Take care
Beki xxx

No one is you ...& that's your power said...

Hi Fi
Hope the kiddies were back at school. Its a very sunny day here at the moment . Peacefull as children at school!
It is exciting opening a lovely present and what beautifull bunting it is to, mel is very clever. Those apple cakes look so scrumptious too, mine tend to sink in the middle or be flat!
Enjoy scoffing them with your friend!
X Dom

Shabby Chick said...

Aww bless you for posting about the bunting, your photos are far better than mine were! Glad to bring a bit of sparkle to your day, hope you're having a lovely week with your friend :)

Mel xxx

Poppy said...

I was just as excited as you were seeing the bunting, so pretty! And wrapped beautifully!!!
Have a lovely time with your friend; you must be only about 21 I’m sure!!!
Love Lou xxx

Simone said...

The bunting is really pretty and fresh looking. Those cakes look pretty good too!

Shabby Chick said...

Hi again! Have replied to your email but I wanted to add that I totally agree about Golden Cream, our bedroom is north facing and looked really dingy when we moved in (there was a horrible dull orangey/terracotta on the walls) but as you might be able to tell from the pictures the colour has warmed it up a treat in there and now it's one of my favourite rooms! I think we'll do all the downstairs rooms in either Golden Cream or Ivory Cream, which is another really good one xxx

Lesley's Creations said...

Hi Fi'. What a lovely parcel to receive, such pretty bunting. Lucky you. Thoes apple cakes look delicious! So pleased your up for the next challenge. Hugs xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Oh lucky you i think I may have to go and find some car and lorry fabric and make Daniel some birthday bunting!

Don't you just love parcels and hand written cards and letters in the post...


Ragged Roses said...

Happy New Year to you! What a wonderful parcel full of such lovely goodies. Why does the postman always come when we're having a lazy morning!!!