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Monday, 8 July 2013

Birthday goodies for Laura

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are loving this  glorious weather if you are in the UK. We spent some of Saturday at one of the parks in town at the splash pad. It's a great free activity and is basically a set of water fountains and jets for kids to play in. We went with friends and had a picnic and it was so much fun. I've seen the splash pad so full you can't see a spare blade of grass but  it was busy but not overcrowed so we could easily spot the children coming at us with cups and bottles of water to throw at us!!! Sunday was spent watching the Mens Final of Wimbledon. Awesome match. Go Andy! It got a little noisy in our house with all the shouting!

On to Laura's present, Some of you will know Laura from her blog Strawberry Mouse Crafts and as she celebrated her birthday last week I made her one or two bits and sent them down in a pretty tin and popped in some fun cup cake cases as Laura loves her baking, some chocolate and button tissues.

I added a little bit of stash including some fab buttons (on cards) which I found at an independant card shop in town, a charm pack of fabric and a few other buttons and some felt flower embelishment. The purple theme was all rather by accident than design.

So on to the makes... I stitched this no place like home cushion as part of the Needlecraft Haven monthly challenge. As soon as I saw it I wanted to do it for Laura as she is a big fan of the Wizard of Oz. The design was from here.

I made a friendly plastic brooch set into a metal frame. I really like how the FP looks in these frames.

No parcel would have been complete without a biscornu, so I made this lovely colourful one. The button in the middle is one I brought when I met up with Laura in February.

And personalised the bottom of it...

Laura has been very generous to my children so Thomas made Laura a pincushion, He sewed together on the sewing machine and sewed the buttons on too which were his choice. I also stitched the little piggy keyring from a pattern on Les chroniques de Frimousse. It was easy to stitch but a challenge to sew up!

Finally there was a charm bracelet, with lots of charms that 'are Laura' I have already used the beads to make Laura earrings so now she has a bracelet to match! (Thank you to Steph for some great charm ideas too.) Laura sent me a text to say she loved the parcel so I'm very pleased.

My next big project is a summer swap with Steph. I've lots of ideas so should be fun!!

Thanks for reading


  1. yup..super sweet goodies x

  2. I absolutely LOVE everything!!! Every single thing was just perfect for me- from the charms to the biscornu to the Oz cushion to the brooch- it was all fab-u-lous! And I am already making use of Thom's pin cushion, so do pass that on from me! lots of love and thanks again xxx

  3. What a jam packed parcel of loveliness.

  4. Great goodies!! Perfect for a birthday treat!

  5. What an absolutely wonderful birthday gift, and a great fifnish on the challenge piece

  6. fifnish??? should say finish

  7. What lovely presents! You've spoiled Laura silly :P


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