Sweet friends and sweet ideas
I hope you all have had a blessed, sunny and lovely Easter!
We really enjoyed ourselves during the holidays, as my oldest son said “ the weather should stay like that until December!” and I agree with him!
What I neglected though, was my sewing machine….Oh my, a thin layer of dust?!!LOL! Just kidding, but it was really a break, “Spring fever” caught me!
Now I’m slowly catching up with sewing and blogging, new ideas have sprouted and I want to get started before they fade away, not to mention the projects to get finished!
First I would like to show what these two lovely, dear friends sent me to my birthday:
Melanie wrapped the gifts so pretty!
I love the pink flowers, I think I will sew them to pouches and bags!
Look what I found inside:
The flowers have a wonderful smell and the chocolate, hmmm! It is a sort I have never seen here and to me it is very special!
And I love this beautiful book mark with a lovely stitchery! The tiny pink flower button is so cute!
Thank you so much Melanie! That was a lovely treat and a nice surprise, you are a very dear, sweet friend!
A couple of days later I got another parcel, from the friendly Ulla and I felt very spoiled!…
I like these stamps so much, they have such bright colors! She also wrapped everything in a nice and neat way (thanks for the ideas girls!) and, again, I was touched by their friendship:
I love the hexagon coasters in blue and with linen. The tea sorts are great! Don’t you love tea mixtures named “Faithful Friend” or “Cherry Rainy Day”? And there was a very traditional Finnish Chocolate Egg, called Mignon, it is produced by pouring a fine almond and nut nougat filling into a real egg shell, it tastes delicious!
See the Moose key ring? That was for my DH!
Thank you so much Ulla, it was a great parcel!
Needless to say how happy I was with all these beautiful gifts!
The ideas of what I could sew as their birthday gifts kept coming so I started right away.
It is always a pleasure for me to sew for my friends and I try to find items in their colors and styles hoping they will like them. I sent this to Melanie:
I felt inspired by her Quilt Group called “Cup Cake Quilters”. I made a little bag, a broche and some coasters, and chocolate for her and her children. And the idea for the colors came from her kitchen!
This was my parcel to Ulla:
I made a pouch with linen and roses fabric, some knitted potholders, a couple of little chicks, a linen tote and chocolate, too!
And I’m happy they liked the gifts!
I bought many different fabrics with “Desserts”, some I used for Melanie’s gifts and they al look so yummi that I ended up sewing a little pouch for myself. These cup cakes look so sweet in pink!
And because a girl never has enough pouches and bags….I made another one, this time in blue!
The fabric here is with ice creams and ice cones, how could I resist?….
But then, there was something missing…Something not only for the eyes!
Yes, real cup cakes!!! Lemon-Yoghurt with lemon icing, hmmmm!
It has been a very Sweet Easter!
I’m working on other projects and still trying to finish my BOMs, I’m quite behind…
Always SEW much to do!
I wish you lovely sewing hours and a blessed weekend!