Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Lovely Crafty Friends

Firstly, I wanted to show you a VERY exciting package that I found, waiting for me in the letterbox, when I got home from work last week.....

Look at all those stamps.....  it must have travelled a very, VERY long way to get here..... what COULD it be?

The cutest envelope I’ve ever seen, and a parcel wrapped in pretty, stripy string. 

And what’s inside?

A gorgeous, happy-coloured handmade card.....

..... and a beautiful crocheted coaster/doily/mug rug!!!  Isn’t it gorgeous!?!  Thank you soooo much to my lovely blogging pal Kate (from Signed with an Owl)! 

Receiving such a gorgeous crocheted gift has made me want to learn to crochet myself more than ever!  I discovered that a few of the lovely Stitch & Bitch ladies can crochet.  So, maybe, if I’m good, they’ll teach me one day.....

Our first S&B session was FANTASTIC, by the way!  I LOVED it!  I’d only envisaged staying for an hour or so, but we ended up stitching and bitching (and eating cake) for 4 hours!!!  There were 7 of us there (hello to Catherine, Saffron, Aileen, Claire, Natalie and Johanna, if any of you are reading).  We were knitting, sewing on buttons, cutting out quilt hexagons, cross-stitching, and messing about with a VERY cool paper-embossing machine.  What fun! 

I started knitting a cowl, and did a bit of sewing on some make-up bags I'm working on.  I'll do some show & tell soon.....

Sitting around chatting, drinking tea, eating cake, and crafting – it felt really old-fashioned and ‘proper’.  Secretly, I was enjoying likening myself to the ‘Little Women’ girls! 

I forgot to take my camera along – sorry!  It would have been nice to show you what everyone was up to (and I’m sure you’d have been impressed by the cake assortment).  I’ll make sure I remember to get some snaps next time..... 

We’re already planning our next session – and a ‘field trip’ to the Creativa exhibition (Dortmund, 14th-18th March). 




  1. oh what a beautiful gift :o) what a lovely friend
    I go to a little crafty group once a month (ish) with a few lovely crafty lady friends, we call it 'craft guild' he he, but it sounds like your stitch and bitch, lots of natter and cake eating, i love it so much
    have a lovely week
    love jooles x

  2. What kind words! You are so welcome, and I'm so glad it's serving as crochet inspiration! I'm glad your Stitch and Bitch went well, it sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to see what you worked on!

  3. A gorgeous gift, your friend is very clever! Something to always treasure X

  4. Sounds like you had a fab time at your craft group, it's always so much more fun crafting with friends...........I'm absolutely in love with your crochet gift.........I feel a need for one of these coming on.........move over knitting and stitching, where's me hooks. xx

  5. I LOVE that crocheted mug rug... Such gorgeous colours! You lucky thing :-) I feel like getting my crochet hook out right now!!!

    Your S+B group sounds wonderful, I am super jealous! It must be so nice spending time crafting with like-minded peeps. Make sure you take some piccies next time... I'd love to see what you all get up too (I'm so nosy aren't I? Lol)

    Louise xx

  6. What a delightful place you have here! Just became a happy follower ;-)


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