Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lovely Surprise....

Look at what came in the post for me today.....They're coasters from the swap that I joined on Amy's blog a while back... Aren't they GORGEOUS!!! They came tied up with a little bright orange polka dot ribbon to match the orange polka dot fabric that's on the reverse side of each coaster. Thank you so much Shannon, I just love them so much!!!! You can check out some more pic's of them here.

I also had this lovely fabric arrive by surprise with my mail today all the way from Hancock's of Paducah....It's to replace some fabric that I ordered a while back that never arrived... I just assumed that they had forgotten all about it.... What a bonus that they hadn't!!

I whipped up another one of these bib/aprons for my little princess using some Dick and Jane fabric that I bought from here. I couldn't resist buying the fabric when I saw that it was only $4.98 a yard, what a BARGIN!!!!

Jodie from Ric-Rac has posted another fantastic tutorial on her blog. If you haven't seen it yet I recommend that you pop over and check it out. It's for a super quick and easy tote. Here's my attempt at it.....I lined the outside of my bag with PVC.... Where I live you can't even turn around without getting covered in red dirt so I thought that the PVC might save me from having to wash my new little tote quite so often. I put some little felt yo-yo's on either side as I didn't have buttons quite big enough to make the right kind of statement...I got a chance to go to a clearing sale over the weekend. I bought some great old wooden screen doors that I'm going to sand back and lacquer. They will look just perfect on the NEW house that DH and I have bought......

Yes that's right..... DH and I have just purchased 'Darling Downs' station. A 33,000 acre sheep station in Central West NSW. There's a lovely old homestead on the property that I'm dying to renovate. I'm so very excited about the whole thing and promise to tell you all more about it very, very soon..... Until then, Happy Crafting ;)....

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the homestead! Wow, what a property! You'll have a ball renovating, I'm sure.
    The bib looks superb - that's such a great fabric.
    And the bag - what can I say? Looks fantastic! I love the PVC idea (I recently bought some and a teflon foot - I've never sewed with it before) which I think I might need to borrow.

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  2. Your little angel looks adorable, and what cute fabric. Wow a homestead, I think we need photo's.

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  3. FINALLY, we get to find out your news. Congratulations. Is that closer to me? Near Oxley Downs?
    Love the bag, coasters and those aprons are such a great idea. I remember ruined clothes from my kids dribbling, food etc.

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  4. yay on everyting!isnt hancocks reducliosls*@@ cheap, i keep waiting for the catch is there one?
    have you got you snake eating puppies yet?love the bag, pvc rocks!and the dress vvvverry cute!

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  5. Congrats on the house! Well done! Bag is also gorgeous. Where do you find the time?

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  6. yay Jodie , glad the news is out in the world. You are going to be so busy !!! Glad you liked the tute as well , your bag is great. I am toying with some PVC time on the weekend -

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  7. LOVE the bag and the little yo you idea is just perfect!!

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  8. congratulations on your new purchase, can't wait for the reno pics!! Love your little apron - very cute.

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  9. Congratulations on your new house! That is always exciting! I am with Linda, I think we need photos. :)

    Lovely goods posted today!

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  10. wow.... everything looks gorgeous... especially my pretty in pink neice.
    luv Ab

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  11. So many beautiful things in this post :) Love the coasters! I was in that swap too and adore the ones I received.

    That laundry fabric is awesome and so is that fabulous bag :)

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  12. Gosh, how terribly exiciting. 33,000 acres. My goodness. Cant wait to see pics of it and the renovation in progress. Congratulations!!!

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS!
    I so want to hear more.
    Your babe is sooooo cute...
    This post is full of good news, I love it! Xxx

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  14. wow - congratulations on the homestead. i can't wait to see pictures. that's a whole lotta land!
    the bib is fantastic. when i see pictures like that i almost want to have another baby so i can dress them up! well, almost but nah - three's enough! lol
    l
    x

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  15. Well done on the bag. That Ric Rac is a gem. I want to have a go at that one.

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  16. Hi! What a beautiful little girl! They are just too fantastic at this age. Good luck with your new home. I grew up on a farm outside of Gravesend near Moree. Thank for stopping by my blog.

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  17. congratulations - you will definitely be one busy Mumma - 33000 acres - that is alot of land (totally thinking like a nth qlder though, cane farms are so much smaller than down here!)

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  18. Yay! You got your coasters! That bib is the sweetest, bet she is proud to wear it :)

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  19. You did a lovely job on the bib! Gotta love that Dick and Jane fabric, haven't you?

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  20. Wow!! Congratulations on your new purchase. How exciting! I do hope you post pictures of the renovation!! Love the fabric, tote, bib and coasters!!

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  21. those coasters are sweet. what a nice little swap. everything you make for your daughter is so sweet!

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  22. Lovely coasters and your bag turned out really well! Congratulations on your huge purchase-how very exciting!!

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  23. Congrats on the homestead - looking forward to many before and after pics!

    The bib is great too - love that Dick and Jane fabric.

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  24. Hello!
    Long time since i've been in here, i just spent 2 hours reading all your beautiful posts! You are such a clever thing!!!
    Hope you and your gorgeous family are well, i will give you a call soon... xxoo

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  25. the purse is adorable! great idea covering it with PVC.

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  26. Hi Jodie,
    I'm glad you liked the coasters, I had fun making them. Congratulations on your new home, sounds very exciting. I like the little tote bag you made and the bib too.

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