Plenty of Parcels!

As I have mentioned in the past, there is nothing more exciting in my mind than getting exciting post and on Wednesday I can home to a massive pile of four parcels! As I was that eager to open them I didn’t get chance to take a picture but I thought I should share my goodies with you anyway 🙂

One parcel contained James’ 21st birthday present which I can’t show you until his birthday in April but I am really excited about it and I hope he loves it as much as I do! Another one contained the Stamped Metal Jewellery book that I won in the iMake giveaway for my mum so she was happy too!

The other two parcels were all for me though! After my trip to the quilting museum I had a mission in mind to track down some of the fabric I had seen in one of the bag making packs they were selling. While I didn’t want the pack, I knew that I wasn’t going to rest until I had tracked down the adorable fabric and I did!

Here it is:

WP_000421 Continue reading

Some Lovely Surprises!

Upon my return from Rome, I found a very interesting parcel waiting for me! As soon as I saw it, I knew that it was the parcel that I had eagerly been awaiting from Tamara. A little while ago I won a competition on her blog and I was eager to receive my prize of a wash cloth made by Tamara.

And here it is!

My prize!

I was thrilled to bits with my beautiful prize! But that wasn’t all that I received! Tamara thoroughly spoilt me with a box full of goodies!

As well as my wash cloth, Tamara also sent me the pattern, which will prove very useful as my mum has a plant pot that insists on marking the cupboard it is stood on no matter what you put under it….so one of these may just solve our problem! She also sent me a beautiful crochet basket brooch, and even included a bunch of adorable little flowers to stick on it!

My brooch and flowers

So I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Tamara for these wonderful presents! No one likes coming home after a holiday but your beautiful parcel definitely cheered me up!

And if that wasn’t enough, my boyfriend arrived the next day bearing gifts too! After seeing my success in the Mad Cow Beads competition, he bought himself an entry to win me another prize!

He proudly handed over a beautiful string of purple-coloured beads and a pack of 18 tiny butterfly charms!


I’m completely thrilled with my second prize! I think I will make a pair of earrings and a bracelet with these pieces so keep an eye out for a future post! And that will still probably leave me with plenty of little butterflies for future projects!

So thank you to James as well for this lovely present 🙂

An Explosion of Zingys!

(N.B. I don’t know what the collective term for Zingys is, but an explosion seems to to work suitably and sounds pretty cute!)

Recently I seem to have spent all of my time making more crochet Zingys! After posting a picture of mine of Facebook (big mistake) my sign language teacher’s daughter spotted it and asked me if I could make one for her and one as a surprise for her mum too! So I set about making two more and here are the latest additions:

I think it is so cute how they all come out looking so unique! The one on the right hand side certainly looks like the most mischievous one out of the three I have made so far!

As well as these two, I am also going to make one for my brother for his birthday, as he was also captivated by the infamous little creature! And my boyfriend is still insisting that I make a pink one with a bow so that my Zingy can have a girlfriend!

Before long I will be able to make these things in my sleep!

For anyone who wants to make their own, I got the pattern from here: