I have been flitting about like a butterfly all week. Very pleasantly I might add. A little bit if this and a little bit of that. Accepting that it is fine to have lots of projects on the go. Of course all this has been accompanied by lots of visits to check for new photos on Facebook.
Our family have had a lovely time in Spain. Lots of hot sunshine,sea,swimming and fun.
I just love these cheeky photos.
I think happy holidays can make memories that last forever.
So,this week whilst they have been away I have been thinking a little bit about some birthdays which are coming up.
I wanted to make some cotton washcloths. There are some lovely examples on Pinterest....if you have the odd hour to fill!
I love to make hand make gifts best of all and I have this idea forming in my mind.
I want to make a material basket like these beauties made by Joy.
I hope Joy believes that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Her work is beautiful. I want to fill them with home made goodies. And I have made a start with the washcloths with a bar of pretty soap tucked in. All tied up with lovely ribbon. That sounds like a song from The Sound Of Music!
Then in will tumble the lavender pouches I was pulling my hair out about last week. I have kept practising with my cutting mat,ruler and rotary cutter every day.
I can not believe I have managed a degree of accurate cutting.
I was so pleased to pop these little lavender pouches in a pile and they were all the same size!
Then I am going add a beribboned towel and some home made body scrub in a mason jar.
Those additions are on my ever growing "to do" list!
But, I really think a hand made hamper like this will make a lovely gift. I think I will make one for myself too. And, if Joy did not live on the other side of the world I would love to drop one around to her to say "thank you" for inspiring me!
Talking of inspiration. Flower posies from the garden inspire me too.
Simple posies,simple pleasures.
Thank you as always to all my lovely followers who take the time to leave such lovely comments. They make my days happy ones.
Whilst talking of happy days. We have eleven now with our little family and the edible William.
So forgive me if I have my head tucked in a book, or my hands on the tap of the hosepipe.
I will catch up with you all when they go.
With a box of tissues by my side I expect x