Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Today I.........


.....baked some banana bread using the recipe that I found on Jen's Blog........

......stopped off at Mikes and dropped in my two Mirabel Softies........

......took my banana bread to Footscray and had a scrumptious afternoon tea with all of the lovely ladies that I used to work with.........


.....arrived home to find a package waiting patiently for me at the front door......


It was my Art Swap piece that Shellbells had made just for me! It's a gorgeous functional piece of art because it doubles as a letter holder. She has even added the little Into The Woods logo at the bottom. This is going on my kitchen wall (once I search the house and find some picture hooks). A big thanks must go to Cath for organising the swap...yah!


In other news, Michelle has received her Peter Rabbit pillowcase. I posted it a little bit later than I had expected so sorry about that!

And in more other news, Steph has finally received her 100th post giveaway prize.


The bag took me a little longer than I anticipated because I couldn't stop stitching and adding buttons. I was having fun sitting on the couch, watching tv and adding the embroidery.


I used Jodies tutorial again (I'm going to have start sending you commission Jodie.....maybe you would accept selvedges as payment).

I'm a little pedantic about the length of my bag strap, and I wasn't sure whether Steph liked long or short straps, so I decided to make both. They are detachable and each has multiple buttonholes so that the length can be changed.

The best thing about making this bag is that it forced me to actually read the instructions of my sewing machine manual. I now know how to make buttonholes.....yippee!

These are the little crafty bits and pieces that I added to the prize........

Keep you eyes peeled for another giveaway later this week (especially if you're a knitter).

13 comments:

Kirsty said...

What a gorgeous day you had. I'm a bit jealous. I spent my day cleaning!

Chocolate Cobwebs said...

It all looks gorgeous - the banana bread, the bag, the letter holder. A very productive day. Mine was spent at work, and I've only just got home. Did you get to Clunes?

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Love the artswap you received and the bag looks gorgeous!

Leni and Rose said...

Yep, got the Peter Rabbit pillowcase (thanks again!!) and today finished my first bib. Will take a pic and show and tell 2moro...!

Shellbells said...

love the material you used for the bag!!! Glad your package arrived safe and sound!!

one little acorn said...

What an adventure filled day!

I love your bag and the adjustable straps. What a great idea and what a lovely prize to win.

Michelle said...

Busy busy! That bag is lovely - I'm really going to have to make one of my own "Jodie Bags" one day!

Jenny said...

Looks like a wonderful day to me!

Sherrin said...

wow! what a day!! all this stuff looks awesome!! :o) Your bag looks great- as do your buttonholes... hooray! :o) :o)

katiecrackernuts said...

My Lordy, you've been a busy lil
bunny. That banana bread - I can smell it. Fantastic. Must be time for another cuppa. Get that recipe and add it to the Brown Owls recipe book. Yah.

Tracy said...

ooo Pretty :)

Drewzel said...

As the owner of beloved bag, the straps are so perfect! The original one is just right, but I love having the longer one for "hands free public transport" bag use. Thanks so much!!
And I loved my crafty bits and pieces. :D

Your Art Swap letter holder is gorgeous!

Jenaveve said...

Mmmmm.... that looks awesome - I hope it was a yummy as it looks in the pic.