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