It's a lovely sunny Autumn Saturday in Wellington. I went for a run this morning along Petone beach and the harbour was (almost) like glass. A couple were even getting married on the beach (brave planning on their part which looks like it paid off!)
Today I wanted to show you a few lovely things I received in the mail this week.
The first is a lovely red singlet that I bought from Rhiannon of Toast and Cupcakes. It features a stunning applique of my favourite bird, the NZ fantail (piwakawaka). I wore it to work yesterday with a long-sleeved top underneath and it looked great! I'm going to get a lot of wear out of this I think. Thanks Rhiannon!
The second is a parcel I received from Helen of Show Your Workings. I won a giveaway on her blog and was sent this wonderful Matryoshka softie. She is lovely and is going to look great in my new sewing space once it's set up. Thanks Helen! This is the second blog giveaway I've won. I've been thinking it's about time I reciprocated and did a giveaway myself. Maybe next week.
The final thing I wanted to show you was some new craft books I ordered from The Book Depository. I got Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter and In Stitches by Amy Butler. Can I just say, wow! They are both great, inspiring books. Lots of wonderful photos and simple stylish projects. I can see myself making a lot of things out of them.