I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and have enjoyed the festivities of the season?! We had a quiet and very happy Christmas here in the SUDs household… having a four-year-old in the house guarantees an abundance of delight and magic! :-)
I’m trying my hardest not to vacuum (hoover-up) all the teensy-weensy little dolly shoes and nick-nacks that Santa brought for Rosie, she is into “Polly Pocket” at the moment – and they are TINY! LOL… I’m just laughing at my irony, typing the word “tiny” in Capital letters! (I really should get out more, shouldn’t I?!!)
Seeing in the New Year was quite exhilarating last night! We visited friends for a BBQ in a beautiful hillside location, but as we were all so tired and the young kids were getting irritable, we headed home about 9.00pm. However - the drive home was spectacular! We’d had 38c heat yesterday and then a storm pursued, and the lightning was STUNNING! It cracked across the sky and illuminated everything in a beautiful blue glow. Steam raised from the dark road surface as the rain met the hot tarmac, and it was atmospheric beyond words! Driving along dark and windy country roads with hills on either side of us and the wonders of nature creating pictures of amazement in the sky… just perfect! :-)
(photo courtesy of www.sxu.hu)
In the forefront of my mind this year is a very special event! I have my wedding day planned for early March and am currently thinking-up designs for the invites… I’ve given myself two weeks to get them done, dusted and posted!
This isn’t my planned bouquet… but it gives you an indication on the colour palette I have decided upon! Do you like it?
I’m not sure how much sewing I will get done in the next few weeks, but I was a very busy girl before Christmas and made a special “brew” for each of my friends from Among the Gum Trees…
And I got to grips with a few zippers, too! Tricky little blighters! LOL…
The pattern is by Laurraine Yuyama of Patchwork Pottery, isn’t it just the cutest design? The pattern can be found in a book called Pretty Little Purses & Pouches, published by Lark Books. I bought mine from here.
I used Beatrix Potter fabrics as my gumnut sisters (The Gum Tree Designers) are all big fans! Have you seen the ‘Miss Potter’ movie? It is about the life of author, Beatrix Potter, and stars Rene Zelweger and Ewan McGregor. It’s a lovely film, but you might need a box of tissues because if you’re anything like me, you’ll get weepy! I really want to go and see the new Avatar movie too… maybe if I’m a good girl and get all my wedding invites organised I can give myself a night off?!
Gosh, I can’t stop chatting tonight! Well, I shall zip-up my mouth and leave you with my final message:
May your year ahead be filled with love, laughter and dreams-come-true! Wishing you good health, prosperity and lots of inspiration in 2010 and always!
Until next time – Hugs! Vikki x