These little pieces of fabric were happy finds in the lovely town of Montville...
While the brooch is one of 'Elk's' gorgeous range and I love love love it. Sadly the glue was not happy with it's station in life and gave up, splitting up with the brooch front. A bit of super glue should fix that problem so that I can wear it.
The sweet Marnie from Elk has already offered to repair or replace it for me, but I think the glue should do the trick! After several years in the jewellery business I know these things do happen.
Do you see the fabric underneath? It is a vintage feed bag courtesy of my father. I saw similar bags the same size in an antique store in Maleny for $12 each. Maybe one day I will have enough to make a quilt...
This is the day, one year ago, that I started my blog and made my first post.
I want to thank all those who have commented and encouraged me, thanks to all the other bloggers I have visited who have inspired me, encouraged me and made me laugh. Thanks for those who have sent me things, whose give aways I have won, who have mentioned me on their blogs. It means alot to me.
In celebration of my one year blogversary I have put together a little crafty giveaway, containing a patchwork house pincushion made especially for the occasion, buttons, vintage sewing notions, cotton, fabric and a little bit of this and a little bit of that...
To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me roughly how old your blog is.
Are you new to blogging? Have you been blogging for many years?
Or if you don't have a blog, tell me if you prefer emails, or letters in the post?
Convenience, verses the tactile nature of opening and reading mail?
For extra entries you know the drill! Follow me or blog about this and come back and comment again, so I am sure to count all your entries.
This giveaway is open until the 30th of September, as that is a special persons birthday, so even more reason to celebrate.
I've got a coffee, a slice of banana cake and Cohen is crawling around on the floor, laughing.
I want to thank you all again for the kind words and well wishes Cohen received.
The infection has gone and we are quietly celebrating his recovery.
Sleep, hunger and laughter have returned and we are slowly finding a routine.
Cohen is so thankful to Millie for her kitty love and generosity in asking her friends to pray or purr for Cohen.
These photos were taken before the infection and it is possible that these will be the last pics of him with a dummy. He has given it up so far since he couldn't use it with his sore lip. Although we wonder if he will want it back when he is teething....
The hardest part of parenting for me would have to be illness. Nothing affects me as much as watching my baby cry in pain and knowing that there is nothing more I can do. And you would do anything, wouldn't you?
A small red lump that unsuspectingly started to swell. A swollen lip that got infected.
A Doctor calling to the house. A visit to the Doctors. A speedy trip to Emergency.
From my arms to yours, when you first held Cohen, he was only minutes old. His face wrinkled, puffy and bruised. His right eye clamped tightly shut, only one tired eye looked into yours. We had waited so long to hold him, yet we held him only briefly and then the nurses took him away to the special care nursery. I cried for you to go with him so I knew he would be safe. I knew you would not leave his side.
I saw you, as you first held him. Your eyes shone.
It was then that you fell in love with him. It was then, I think, you became a father.
Thank you for inviting me to your 1st birthday party. I had lots of fun and loved my party hat and the bubbles that came out of that little bottle. I hope you likes the kitty softie Mummy made for you, and that your Mummy likes the silver sausage pendant Mummy made too.