Hi everyone. Gosh it's a gorgeous day. The sky is the prettiest blue and as we've had so much rain everything is green and clear. The little birdies have come out to play in the trees and every cat n the street is sitting on the footpath, eyes closed, facing the warm sun.
Craft Alive Wodonga was a great success, with lots of laughs, coffee and carrot cake. Some familiar faces from last year popped in to visit and we met many new friends eager to start their stitching addiction! As always Mum and I enjoyed our time together without little people demanding time and attention. At the end of the month Craft Alive will be in Wagga Wagga at the showgrounds, so if you are within driving distance, come along and visit.
The kids are happy to have "normal"mum back for a couple of weeks. Today I am taking all the girls to Ice Age 3 - I will admit that I want to see it as much as they do. I just love the little squirrel...so determined to get that acorn, and he never, ever gives up. Jack is too cool to come with us.. it is 8 minutes before midday and he has only just wandered down the hall, he has truly mastered the art of the teenage sleep-in.
Yesterday was spent trying to unpack everything from the craft show, but in amongst it all, I managed to cut and paint my second thread holder.
It's soft and pretty, with 9 holes for embroidery floss or ribbons or whatever you like. 12cm wide, it will fit easily into a sewing pouch or a pattern packet, and I have double-sealed all edges (including inside the holes) to ensure your threads are safe from tannins and resins.
To celebrate such a glorious day, I am giving away 4 of these pretty hearts. Just add a comment to the blog and I will do a blind draw on Friday evening. (if you prefer you can have my antique sewing machine thread holder... your choice- I love them both)
I have finally got around to listing lots of new items (including these holders) on my website, so if you haven't visited for a while, pop into the Button Bliss website and check it all out. I have over 450 buttons in my range now- not bad when I started three years ago with 12 buttons hand cut on a scroll saw!!!
Hope everyone is happy and well, where ever you are,
Special Buttons for special projects!