This time it's the first round of the Goodie Bag Swap on Flickr. Make your partner a bag (or purse as I believe our American cousins call them) and fill it with a plastic bag full of fabric scraps!
I got paired with someone very young and funky, so I have tried my best to make something she might like.
I am really pleased with the way it has turned out. In fact I have half a mind to keep it myself and make another one!
The finishing touch is the little key ring to hang off the side.
Madame Samm from Stash Manicure and Sew I Quilt blogs (she's one busy lady!).
How sweet is that little owl?! And I love the turquoise colour wash border.
And this little 'cuppa cozy' came as an adorable extra, it is just so perfectly made! I got some tea and threads too. I fely very lucky and it was so worth the long wait. Hopefully next round I will get mine when everybody else does!
And if that wasn't enough 'post excitement', I got a parcel this morning all the way from New Zealand. The lovely Cat of Catalina's Cottage sent me this beautiful New Zealand baking book!
What a beautiful cover, and I love that title, it's so polite!
Cat had been telling me about her plans for the Royal Wedding and about something called 'Lamingtons' which she would be serving at her tea party. It turns out they are an ingenious mixture of sponge cake, jelly and coconut stuffed with cream! That's them above, can't wait to have a go!
So as I had shown such an interest in NZ baking Cat thought I would like this book! Thank you so much Cat, you are a total sweetie!
I am particularly drawn to these two-tone tarts, called Neenish Tarts, I've never seen anything like them.
Expect me to have gained a few pounds by the next time we meet, dear readers!