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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

before I go.......

Just time to show you my 'stash' - make from what you have swap that Gem sent me......
I love Gem's choice of fabrics, lots of CK ...and I love these CK inspired birdies....they are hung on the very bare wall near my sewinbg table......
Now, I have had to hide these from my mum, she loves them too - fabulous patchwork coasters with the neatest round and round sewing in the world!!!! - They are a perfect match for my spotty tablecloth too.....
A lovely lavender heart...again CK floral with a spotty back.
(photos took after dark in unnatural light last night - apologies!!)
This beautiful hanger is hanging on the side of my wardrobe as I don't want to hide it inside!!! (Its not just me who does this is it???)Bunting greetings cards for me to send to people I like!!!!
A painted canvas - currently in the playroom but waiting for me to sort out the shelf in the hallway I think.....
Gem also kindly gave me some pieces of CK fabrics and gorgeous ribbons, this one is my fave, its alighter weight too, very pretty and will be used in my hexy patchworking - more on that when I get back (had I mentioned I was going on a small vacation hehehe!!!)...
She included some really lovely floral ribbons, and a paisley one too. I love them and they obviously will never be used ;)
I am up to date with swaps before I go.....
this one posted today.....
And the reason for our trip.......
kindly bought by some 'good' friends lol!!!
On Thursday I will be married to a 40 year old man!! I have generously given up some suitcase space to carry his cards so we can have a fabulous birthday. The lighting and singing was done early so that his boys could join in......
Thank You again for all the NYC advice...see you when I get back :)

19 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

Have a fabulous time in NYC! Can't wait to hear all about it on your return

Victoria xx

VintageVicki said...

Have a great trip to NY.

I'm 40 next spring - not sure yet how I feel about it - mainly creaky at the moment!

Isobel said...

Have a fantastic time! Will be eager to hear about NYC when you are back.
xx

made with love said...

You were so lucky with your beautiful stash there. I love those coasters.
Have a fantastic time in NYC. Look forward to hearing all about it.
Rachael XX

LoloDesigns said...

Gorgeous goodies from Gem, love them!

This might seem a strange question but do you have a mother/motherinlaw named Yvonne? The reason I ask is that I volunteer with a lady by that name at Cancer Research and she is off down south today as her son/daughter are off to NYC tomorrow for birthday celebrations. Probably just a weird coincidence but had to ask, hope you don't mind.

Have a good trip, the exchange rate is real good at the mo too! ;o) x

Devon Dumpling said...

Have a great time in NYC...and I make no apologies for being jealous as it it such a fab place to go! x

MelMel said...

WOW...fab gift!
Have a great time!xxx

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Hope you're having an ace time in NYC... gorgeous gifts from Gem! xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Have a fantastic time in New York! Lovely swap with Gem!
Isabelle x

Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo have a lush time Claire, shall be thinking of you, don't spend too much, ha ha spend as much as you bloomin can and enjoy :)

Lovely pretties from Gem too :)

X

Pixiedust said...

Have a lovley trip! xxx Pixie xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Have a wonderful trip. Love those bunting cards! suzie. xxx

dottydaisies said...

wow what a swap have a fab time in NY x

Elaine said...

Gawjus goodies there, love the birdies !!!

Have the bestest trip ever, and come home safely.

Love and blessings
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Carol said...

Wow congratulations both and I hope that you have a wonderful time. NYC will be fantastic this time of year.
XXX

Sarah said...

What lovely gifts Claire! Those ribbons are truly divine. Lucky you. And that cake is a classic for sure. Have a lovely little holiday!

LittleGem said...

Hello, I am guessing you are gone now, but very glad you liked the swap :D Have a fab time in NY - cant wait to hear all about it when you get back xx

Shabby Chick said...

Hope you have a amazing time in NY, I am very jealous!!!

Love the gifts, they are lovely.

Mel xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Have a fantastic time in NY, I'm sure you will!!!! LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING PICS!!!
Love your swap from Little Gem!!

Sharon xx
P.s Fabric's really cheap in the US, isn't it!!!