Saturday, 12 April 2008

Lovely Mail

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.


Little Miss Flossy said...

Two of my favourite books - I just keep borrowing them from the library. With the amount of use I give Lotta's book, I can see I'm going to have to give in and buy my own copy soon...

Miss Smith said...

I just bought the Lotta Jansdotter one's so beautiful. I have a *heap* of thrifted table cloths that are going to be made into those too-cute bags.

melissa said...

ooh- those books are fun! i have lotta's book and use it often. i find it so inspiring.
i love rhiannon's clothes too- you've been doing the best kind of shopping!