The weather in Melbourne has been really hot this past week, it reached 43 degrees yesterday with a “low” of 37 at midnight! It is way too hot to do anything other than seek out the nearest air conditioning unit on days as hot as these, but last week the weather was just perfect for taking my two children out for a day at the beach!
This beach (in Rosebud) is perfect for little children because the shallows are expansive… and my little Rosie, (pictured above) is a water-babe for sure!
In-between the outings with my children and planning for my wedding, I’ve managed a little bit of sewing too… but nothing I can share just yet…. soon, soon! :-)
However, I do have something wonderful to share today – a ‘swap package’ - received last week from my lovely blogging buddy in The Netherlands, Mai. Mai and I did a private (pincushion) swap last year that you can read about here and here. We enjoyed it so much we decided to do a ‘bag swap’ as well. I can tell you… it was a long time before my jaw could be lifted from the floor after I opened this:
The green ribbon to the right is attached to the inside and has a key-fob at the end so that keys can easily be retrieved… Mai designed this bag herself and it is everything a girl could wish for.
What a very spoilt girl I am eh? But that’s not all…there were other gifts contained within the beautiful bag…
Thank you so much, Mai!! I still haven’t stopped drooling. :-) Mai truly is a very talented seamstress and has an amazing eye for detail. If you live close to Mai in The Netherlands, then you may be interested to know that she runs workshops. I sure wish I lived close-by!
Once Mai has received her parcel from me, I shall be sure to post some pics. :-)
Until next time – Hugs! Vikki x