Today I received some more mail love- (another ornament from the Ornament swap), this gorgeous Christmas bunting made by JoEllen. I think this bunting may end up in Ryder's room after Christmas, as I would rather not pack it away.
Plus this amazing package of scraps from a very creative mama. She makes the most beautiful cards (mainly) out of Japanese fabric & she was nice enough to send me some of her offcuts plus some cards to boot! Talk about lucky! I need to think of a way to return the favour, but I'm not sure how yet... Look at all that fabric goodness.
At the moment I am frantically sewing a little doll for Lo for Christmas. After searching high & low for one in Melbourne I realised that if she was going to get one for Christmas then I was going to have to sew it myself! Nothing like a deadline to get you moving. I procured a pattern from here & made the trip (with kids in tow-huge mistake) to Winterwood toys for supplies -which was an experience in itself. Winterwood has an amazing supply of felt as well as bibs & bobs for making Steiner dolls amongst other things. They have some fantastic wooden toys too. Unfortunately I was slightly affronted by the lady working there who demanded that Ryder be confined to the designated play area & not allowed to roam free touching stuff in the shop etc. Little did she know he had just been confined to the car for 45 minutes & I had bribed him to get into the car in the 1st place with the promise of a distant toy shop... I mean really, how much harm could he do to some felt?