Sunday, 11 October 2009

the shock...

...of finding I hadn't blogged since July...and it is now October...OCTOBER!!!

Jeez I feel like I was dead or something. But I wasn't. Not really sure quite what was going on...oh yeah, real life (I think they call it) bloomin' 'eck it doesn't half get in the way of bloggin'n'craftin at times...

Anyway, here I am, back to some sort of bloggin'n'craftin half life at least...sorry about the hiatus...I'd promise it won't happen again (but you know what, I bet it does)...

Ms Reva had a birthday during that self-enforced silence...girl turned 7


We had a number of celebrations and I made her a cushion, well we made it together really, though she didn't know it was happening. Best sort of mum'n'dottir crafting where no-one quite knows what's going on. Happens a lot round here.

She stuck all these bits of fabric from my scrap box onto a square piece (from a sheet we had in our holiday "hut" in the 1970s - aaaah, those were the days) one day while I was busy doing something else and one night while she was busy doing something else (sleeping to be precise) I appliqued them all down exactly as she'd put them, added a back and a label (for I suffer from an acute case of labelitis) and an internal cushion and a crafty birthday pressie was born.


The look on her face on the morning of the day was priceless, and the sight of it on her bed every day better still.



Gotta do more of that sort of stuff. I love it.

Realised tonight this is my 95th, or 96th post. Now I know that's fairly pathetic over more than two years compared to all those prolific posters out there, but it does mean post no 100 is approaching (sometime in the next decade that'll be) and so I'll have to start thinking about a suitable giveaway for the traditional celebration. Unless fashions have moved on so far since I was around last of course that that is now passe. Hmmmm...watch this space... (ahem...if you have the patience of a saint that is)

Hope anyone who found their way back here again after my very impolite silence is well and enjoying life and all that Autumn (can it really be) has to offer...

14 comments:

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

THE SHOCK . . . . and the pleasure to see you had blogged and it was only silly old real life that had kept you away! welcome back.
love the cushion x

trasha said...

oo! Oo! I made Princess Curly-Wurly's PE bag from that blue floral fabric.

Katy said...

oh, it is LOVELY to have you back. Can you believe how fast those pesky children grow? Miss G is now 10, his Gingerness 4. Which means, as a result, I am also getting old. *sigh*

I love the cushion - extra bonus that Miss E loves it too!

Gina said...

Good to see you back! Fab cushion.

Things Hand Made said...

Nice to see you back.

two hippos said...

I love the suprise cushion, just like the elves and the shoe maker!

juanitatortilla said...

Hehe. Why of course I'm still here and ever ready to witness what you've crafted and been up to, etc... Glad to hear that you're alive!
I quite like your strategy of a hiatus though! Am thinking of doing that.

Ali said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cushion you clever thing. I am too impatient to let my kids get their hands on my crafting, though having said that Cleo did get stuck into a bit of knitting this summer. Can't believe our big babies are 7 ...

Vonnie said...

Lovely to see you posting again - and many happy returns to the birthday girl!

kt said...

Loving the cushion!

Welcome back--I'd say I had a hiatus from blogging of late, too, but it was really just a case of benign neglect. ;>)

Jennie said...

just popping by to say hi, I keep taking breaks from blogging too, you just go for a couple of days and before you know it a month has passed. Hope you are all well and happy x

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Nishant said...

I love the cushion
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