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Sunday, 15 February 2009

A week of post

Its not been the easiest of weeks this week - little boys ill, not being able to leave the house, missed appointments, wedding arrangements having to be postponed (dress still not with the seamstress and we marry in 19 days!!!), and internet problems taking a 50 minute call to aol to sort out, but the week has been brightened by the postie bringing a little bit of cheer most days.

I was lucky enough to win the giveaway hosted by Katy - aswell as posting me the gorgeous robot and space themed fabric, she sent me a lovely email with some pointers for making some really easy patchwork, and check out the ric rac that she included, or should I say RIC RAC as its huge!! I have a few ideas what I would like to make, and can't wait to get started. Pop over to Katy's blog and see how super talented she is (she is away at the moment but I'm sure she won't mind you having a nose while she's gone!!!).

Post that came and had to go back...I ordered some oilcloth from LA in the sale....they sent the correct fabric only not oilcloth so I had to call them and return the fabric (I was gutted, I want to cover my dining table and the staple gun is sat here waiting!!), after being told I had ordered incorrectly - I did get a little short with the man on the phone, as my invoice clearly said PVC - I was told to mark as a priority return and it would be sorted. I am also waiting for some polka dot fabric for bunting in the little boys room, ordered 10 days ago...LA are sooooo slow, but at £5 a metre, I'll try and be patient a while longer!!
Another parcel for me me me, my SCC Valentines swap, sent by Mrs Thrifty!!
I emptied out the package and was treated to lovely little tissue wrapped packages and sweeties and rose petals.
Thrifty had sent me hearty treats, wooden hearts - one for sitting, one for hanging, a gorgeous scented candle (smells like sweeties, and too pretty to use!!), fabulous paper heart garland, I love it and it is now strung on my fireplace - I had cut out some hearts to make a garland myself but couldn't work out how to successfully thread them without them ripping, so now I know....a double gift!!And I love my pretty flowery mug, morning earl grey currently being drunk from it....Mr Dollop has commented that most of our mugs are very girly these days and has requested that could I make sure there is a manly cup for him to drink from :)
Thank You Thrifty was a real treat :)

Next up was some felt from Sarah's shop - Paper and String - if you do need felt , I can't recommend her enough, the quality is great, as is the service and price too. And the choice of colours is fab. And the new Boden book which had these cute stickers inside -I usually give the Boden stickers to the boys but these are so sweet I'm keeping them!!

THE bag arrived from CK York store. Its really lovely. Really Really Lovely. And Really Really Big!!! I haven't done a changeover actually doesn't match my winter coat!! Looks great with my spring one so I may wait to use it....or look on ebay for a more coordinating winter coat lol!!! I can't fault the customer service, I shall email head office to tell them too, and I'm pleased with the quality too - its a problem not having a CK store anywhere near home, I sometimes have to chance it with the quality of things....and I've been disappointed once or thrice!! Finally yesterday I got this gorgeous card from my mum....a saw this and thought of you - sorry you have had a rubbish week card!! (my camera is getting worse...must seriously think about a new one!!) She wrote inside that I could make something like I may crack on for Mothers Day!! I think I will get dressed now and take the boys for a walk on the cliff top to blow away the cobwebs....Happy Sunday Xx


Shabby Chick said...

Have a lovely day! That card is gorgeous, and your valentines swaps are great. I have that heart candle (also from Thrifty Mrs on a giveaway) but can't bring myself to light it! Great things from Katy too.

I hope you have a better week next week. You must be gutted about the wedding plans. My dress was only ready the day before my wedding and I was terrified I wouldn't get it in time.

Mel xxx

Raspberry Grace said...

I hope everything gets sorted for you soon Claire, and that you get lots of hugs and love meantime.. the CK bag is gorgeous, I saw it in store and loved it... maybe I'll get one for my birthday if I make it to the next one!

Love, Rasp xx

Elaine said...

I'm pleased you're not hunched like a little gnome at the letter box any more, not the best way to end a rubbish week LOL
Hope everyone stays healthy this week, and you get to enjoy it more
('specially the bag)
What a lovely card too, how sweet is your mum.

Love and blessings

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

lovely swap goodies i do like the heart garland :-) loving the CK bag you lucky lady wedding dress was coming from italy and with 5 days to go still hadnt arrived and i had no idea if it would fit or not !!! (it did arrive and did fit but dont think my stress levels have recovered nearly 11 years later LOL )
hope you enjoy your walk!!!

Pixiedust said...

What great post!, Love the CK Bag, I must admit mine is bigger than I thought it would be, but I do love it, and I bought a new jacket today, coz it doesn't go with my winter coat :o). I've been waiting for my LA fabric since the 22nd Jan, and they took 3 days to reply to my e-mail complaining. Apparently due to the success of their sale they've been busy and my order will take a further 7-10 days, arrrrr, don't they know I'm waiting to make bunting, (Pixie stamps her feet).xxxxxx

angel said...

I hope everything gets sorted out quickly and that you have no more hicups, i know your going to have a wonderful day, filled with the best thing in the world. LOVE.

What a great swop, mrs Thrifty is so good isnt she.:-)

Dont forget tomorrow you are getting that rubbish i sent you.:-)

But remember i sent it with Love.

Mwah x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x

LittleGem said...

A lovely week of post, shame about the LA, but I'm sure the rest of it cheered you up :) XX

Kitschen Pink said...

Hiya - sorry to do this in comments but couldn't find an email - definitely go for it to the castle! They have extra activities on for half term. We've been going since our boy was one and he has always loved it. t.x

Joanne Brown said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog :) ooooh, about the post........ I've a package to pick up from the post office but can't get there until the morning..... so excited!!

thriftymrs said...

Hope you had a lovely valentines day.

Anonymous said...

Love the textile picture card. Just up my street. Plus love the stripey what ever it is behind the heart stuff.

Is the name of the maker on the card on the back? I would be interested to know who the artist is.

Love Emma xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info claire.

Love Emma xxxxx

angel said...

Dollop, dont worry about that postie it will only clutter up your home with cr....... stuff.


For BM, cudgel.

Lavender hearts said...

I agree re CK. I bought the large purse for £18 or whatever it is. Quality is terrible, the instead card bit has stretched out already after just 2 weeks. I mean, I don't use my card THAT much. Love that bag though! :-)