Look what the postie brought for me! These lovely parcels came to me from Liz at Ginger and Shortbread, arranged via Lakota's blog. Mr. Needles told me I should wait until Christmas to open them, but rules are for breaking, and I don't have that kind of willpower.
So this is what was in store for me:
A whole bunch of crafty, vintagey loveliness, with a bit of a Scottish theme!
There was some gorgeous smelling soap, a little tin heart (that's going straight on to the tree), and a box of Edinburgh Castle rock sweets:
Next up was a copy of the Simplicity Sewing book from the 1970's:
Now anyone who knows me will know that I'm mad on sewing books and diagrams, so this was perfect! I already have an early 1960's edition of this, but this one was completely re-vamped, with some great images. Here are a couple:
And last but not least, this brilliant tea cosy made by Liz herself:
|Tea cosy in use!|
I love all the colours, and the 2 little pom poms on top are the perfect finishing touch! Mr Needles kept trying to wear it!
Finally, a bit of Scottish cheekiness in the card from Liz:
A HUGE thank you to Liz for all the brilliant presents, and all the effort and thought she put into them. Everyone should look at her blog - she takes some beautiful photos of her local area, and has that special charity shop luck I just don't seem to posess. And thanks to Lakota for organising it all.
Happy Christmas, and see you all in the New Year!