If Cath Kidston was Santa , this is what I would put on my Christmas List. :0) Especially loving Billie the dog ! X
Janet from the blog Words That Can Be Your Own recently organised a Thrifty Christmas Gift swap. I really enjoyed participating and the parcel I received from Leanne was just gorgeous. I managed to save it to open on Christmas day….with some reluctance I must say. Leanne must have done her homework as the prezzies she sent were all very me.
There were a couple of lovely decorations for my tree which are now adorning said tree of course.
A pretty wooden heart with the words Sunshine Always Follows the Rain inscribed on it.
A really useful little wooden make up mirror which will come in very useful on my summer camping trips. 🙂
A retro Drumstick lolly scented car air freshener which actually does smell like a real drumstick lolly.
A couple of cute coasters which say Cake Cake We Want More Cake on them. Yes my weakness is certainly cake!
A darling little Alice In Wonderland badge which I wore on Christmas Day. 🙂
Continuing with the Alice theme, an amazing Alice animation negative framed print. This is so thoughtful as for my birthday this year I had a Alice themed/vintage tea party. 🙂
Leanne also sent me a very cute handmade card which I love.
All in all I was thoroughly spoiled and I must say Leanne’s parcel was my favorite one to open on Christmas day. Thank you Leanne and thanks Janet. x 🙂
ps you can read about what I sent my recipicant Kate HERE
I thought I would try something a little new with my Teacups after a suggestion from a friend.Here is my first attempt at making a pincushion in a Teacup!
You Will Need :
An old Teacup
A small scrap of fabric
A needle and thread
Cotton wool stuffing
Hi Tack All Purpose Glue ( I got mine from Clitheroe market)
First draw a circle on your fabric a little more than twice the size of the top of your teacup.
Using a needle and thread sew a simple running stitch around the edge of the circle.
Then pull both thread ends tight so the fabric bunches up.
Fill the gathered fabric with cotton wool stuffing.I bought some from a needlecraft stall on Clitheroe Market.
Use Craft Glue on the inside of the cup ( in the bottom and around the lower inside.) Stick the pincushion inside!
Voila! A Tea Cup Pin Cushion! I think I should have maybe stuffed a little more stuffing in my cushion…..but not bad for a first attempt. Stick in some pins and decorate with ribbon.:-D