This week I have received 2 gorgeous gifts through the post, from absolutely lovely blogging buddies. Angie of Pensive Pensioner had a draw recently for a set of gorgeous suedette covered notebooks, and I was lucky enough to win them, here they are:-
They were accompanied by a stunning handmade Christmas card, it is beautiful. Handmade cards knock spots off mass produced commercial ones, thank you so much Angie, you're very talented.
I'd mentioned on here a few weeks ago that I'd been looking for a patchwork craft bag to keep my current crochet project and yarn in.....the lovely Pam of A New Life in Wales offered to make me one. I was happy to pay her but she suggested a craft swap, so that's what we will be doing. This is what she made:-
Isn't it lovely? As I mainly make throws, it's a good roomy size for holding a throw-sized project and yarn. But that's not all, have a look at the back, and the pocket she made to hold my scissors and hook:-
She made a sewing machine patch.....how clever is that?!
And yet another thing, which was a complete surprise as I hadn't asked for it:-
Pam made me a storage bag for all my hooks, it's lovely and so welcome as I'd previously been keeping them in a plastic bag.
Sorry for the usual poor quality photos, the colours aren't particularly good and the detail doesn't show up very well, I expect you can see better if you enlarge them.
These beautiful gifts from Angie and Pam have come at just the right time and have really lifted my spirits this week. I've only been blogging for a few months and never cease to be amazed and pleased at the kindness, helpfulness and ingenuity of fellow bloggers. Thank you all, with special thanks to Angie and Pam.