But I did have one big bright note and that was the matchbox swap! I fluffed and fiddled and cut and glued and arranged and re-arranged until I was satisfied. So much fun!!!
Karen from Canada, please do not peek as I am going to put up a photo of your matchbox and goodies on this post.
Also managed to get my Mum's birthday parcel off to her. I can't wait to hear her reaction as everything is so deliciously pretty and pink inside her parcels.
I have also done quite a bit of thrifting as a consolation prize for having such a bad week!
The shop is very quiet at the moment because it is winter in NZ and quite cold and wet most days. It gives me a chance to create, I am so inspired at the moment from the hours I have spent looking at other lovely bloggers creations.
I have baby shoes, a lampshade and cards on the go at the moment, nothing finished though!
And now some piccys . . .
Here is her matchbox, from her blog I established she is quite a crafty gal who has started collecting birds and loves pink.
I covered the outside of the matchbox with a piece of my favourite Robin Pandolph quilters fabric and then cut and attached a cross stitch of a quilt and edged it with pink beaded ribbon.
Inside she has three cigarette cards of roses, vintage baby buttons, pink pearl beaded lace tied with a sparkly jewel, vintage crochet lace tied a silk ribbon, three pink crocheted flowers, one floppy pink millinary flower and a silver glittery craft bird,
I also made Mum and Karen flower fairy cards represented their initials. You can't tell from the photo but there are silver glittery highlights on the cards!