Sunday, March 18

sensory delights


The last few days have been full of pleasures for both Miss L and myself. On Thursday Miss I from Miss L's class came to play and we made cupcakes - well I baked them and the girls had a wonderful time eating the icing decorating them!

On Friday I spent the morning visiting some of my favourite shops -
Artisan books to pick up some copies of Selvedge they were holding for me, Porter's Paints to get some sample pots to paint Miss L's bed (I think weshe has decided on Loralie in Duchess Satin), then, Aesop where the lovely Joshua massaged my hands and customised my beauty routine for me (bliss!), onto,
Zakkaya where I picked up some cute cards, a little bird and some lovely trim then a visit to
Kimono House (thanks to Bianca) where I signed up for the fabric club and also purchased some thread and a handbag kit. Phew! what a morning - so full of things I love. I also spotted the Mag Nation store but ran out of time (probably a good thing for the bank balance) but-must-go-back! All this shopping has meant that projects are dawdling along, and in fact the bathmat took a dive when Wally the dog knocked red wine all over it - grrr! All those hours of hand stitching. And why hand stitched? I'm not sure, I know it would be much quicker on the machine but I love the calming effect hand sewing has. Which I guess means it will be years before that bath mat ever gets finished. Oh well!

I did however, finish a little Cinderella for Miss E which I based on Claire Garland's vintage lady pattern from embroidered treasures (I didn't enlarge the pattern so Cinderalla will fit in a pocket).

And finally a wip for Master H which was 6 months over due got finished and delivered. Master H drew a picture of a squid which I turned into a softie for him. I think it was a success!

With all this activity I'm slightly extremely behind with housework so today is washing day - blah! But that too has hit a snag as I was folding some washing and realised what I need is a peg bag, so I'm just off to find the pattern....

9 comments:

Violet & Rose said...

oooh, good shopping. And did you say peg bag? I've just made a peg apron! Great minds ...

Kate said...

Yummy cakes - we just had the girls birthday party and sent a lot of hyped up children home after eating a lot of coloured icing! Love the Cinderella!

SadieandLance said...

Hey that was quick! Between hearing about Kimono House and visiting it I mean. Nice cakes.

capello said...

love the octopus (softie, it is an octopus, right?)! and a peg bag? so fun.

and the cupcakes ::drool:: are amazing!

justine said...

wow you have been busy. i may have to take a trip to kimono house...... ;)

Jo said...

Those cards from Zakkaya are so sweet. Love the fabrics.

lindiepindie said...

I'd say the squid was definitely a success! I'm amazed when people can turn drawings into softies. I've attempted it once and it was only marginally successful.

Dana said...

Zakkaya, Aesop, Kmono House, Magnation... all my fave shopping! Isnt there a little button shop in that Kimono House shop building?

Kirsten said...

hey, just came aross this older post - you've just given me an action list for my next city foray so thank you! must check in more regularly for further tips :)