First loot, a care package from Marise all the way from Netherlands! WOOT! Love the syrup waffles and the candies that tasted a lot like butterscotch (in the blue tin). The licorice drops (Venco) were chewy like gummy bears but the De Ruijter (pink and white pebbles) tasted more like the licorice flavor I'm familiar with. I do not dislike licorice but it wouldn't be my first pick to eat. I'll try the rest of the goodies later on this week. Lovelovelove the fabrics and the crocheted butterfly she made for me! Thanks you so much, Marise!
Next, Marie Claire Idees special issue that I was whining about it here. Denise (from Italy) asked if I wanted to do a swap. I said 'heck yeah' the second she told me she'll trade this magazine for a couple of quilt mags. Loooove it! Thank, you, thank you, thank you! I sent her the current issues of Quilt Sampler and McCall's plus an extra mag. Unfortunately, she's still waiting for them. I hope she gets them soon. Hang in there, Denise!
And Cotton Time September 2008 issue all the way from Japan! Okay, so I didn't order this directly from Japan. I bought this from Superbuzzy in Ventura, CA. The online shop that carries cute japanese fabrics, books and craft supplies. This issue is brimming with patchwork goodies! Check out the TP cozy! LOL!
With the help of my little crew, I finally finished the dolly dresses that were inspired by Lady Holly and friends Dolly Dress quilt. I really like the look of Cindi's and Brenda's dresses. I used the same pattern like these dresses. Just made aprons with embellishments/embroidery similar to Cindi's and Brenda's. I like the the way these dresses turned out.
I had to have my CK fix or else... I don't really know what would happen. Hopefully nothing gruesome!
I'm loving these tin boxes and the new pincushion.
Oh, oh, ooooh! I gotta show you this new book from Cath. It's called "Make!". It's not like her other books. More like a "how to" book. Unfortunately, it's not yet available here in the US but thanks to HenHouse for sharing and giving me permission to use her photo below. You MUST have a look see! I know you're gonna love the book and Hen's blog. Enjoy!
I may have found my calling... NOT! I'm still a quilter but I did enjoy making these dresses for my girls. This could be a little job on the side if anyone is interested but then again when am I going to find the time to make clothes for someone else's dollies. We'll see!
I've been sewing (not quilting) in case you're wondering. ;p! I started making clothes for my girls because I can no longer afford to keep on buying dresses for them when I have the materials right in front of me. I consider this project as a stress reliever from my oh so stressful holiday projects. LOL!