Monday, 24 January 2011

Lovely Likeminded Friends

On Saturday I received a wonderful parcel of goodies from my lovely friend Lynda ~ Hookin' with LaaLaa. Lynda has been an inspiration in my knitting and crochet attempts and she has kindly passed on lots of wooly themed magazines and books.
This parcel was a dream, it arrived on Saturday morning and I spent a few hours in my dressing gown pouring through it all, only to get them all back out later in the day for another couple of hours ~ happiness!


Feast your eyes on this beautiful card that came with it all:



There were some knitting needles and bits and bobs included which were a welcome addition to my meagre collection; and there was this purse frame ~ I shall look upon this as a challenge and make another knitted purse!

Pouring through these magazines here are some of the wonderful things that immediately jumped out at me as things I want to make;


My son Thomas has requested that I quite urgently make him some Bees, he needs them apparently!


I am not confident enough to attempt clothing, but as soon as I am I do fancy this jumper:

I won't be attempting this one but when the time comes I would love to go out in style in this knitted coffin! It's made from sturdy carboard (well it would have to be or it would sag) and covered in knitting, very eco friendly too!




Isn't blogging just great for bringing likeminded people together ~ thanks again Lynda x

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25 comments:

Bethany said...

Oh my how I do love the gingerbread house!

Ali said...

Oh lovely stuff there = nothing better than a huge pile of magazines!!! Just finished knitting some fingerless gloves but can't suss out how to stitch them up (and its only 2 seams!!!) - luckily my mum is popping over tomorrow - so have told her to bring her darning needle - lol xx

Vintage Vixen said...

What treats from lovely Lynda! I think I'd love some bees too, aren't they wonderful? xxx

Jacey said...

Ooh such lovely treats there. The ginger bread house looks fab!! Looking forward to seeing your makes from your lovely pile of mags. xx

dinoprincesschar said...

oh thats just reminded me of the knitted bee my sis and i used to fight over ..we also had knitted mice from my nan as well, one pink and one blue!

WoodbankCrafts said...

How lovely, I love looking through crafty magazines to give me inspiration :) x

VintageVicki said...

I am in love with the gingerbread house and the knitted teddy :)

Look forward to seeing what you make.

LaaLaa said...

I'm glad they've gone to such a good home, honey. Can't wait to see what you make first. xxx

Sarah said...

Have to agree the gingerbread house is amazing. Don't you just love Lynda, she is so thoughtful xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Lucky You! Lynda is a lovely lady! I am in love with the woolie bees!!

As for the coffin, hilarious! Imagine if it got caught on a nail on the way into church - and unravelled by the time it got to the alter! Gosh i am bad! Mind you it is rather nice!!

Jackie said...

Wow - what a lovely parcel! Bet you're feeling inspired now! Loving the teddy (well, I would wouldn't I?!) and that Gingerbread House is amazing. x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

A knitted coffin?! Is there anything that can't be covered in wool I wonder!

Amanda said...

Isn't Lynda such a lovely lady? What a treat! Love the coffin...it got me thinking...when I pop off maybe all my bloggy/ crafty friends could crochet a bright granny square and then it could be sewn into a joyful juicy coffin cover! What do you reckon girls? You up for that? Loads of love chick xxxx

daisychain said...

Oh how wonderful

and regarding the post below...I'm totally interested in candle making, too!

Alexandra Mason said...

What a wonderful parcel! Have a great week xxx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my goodness those bees are so so cute!
love
Alison
x

keshling said...

I love the Gingerbread House and really want to make it for next Christmas! And the knitted coffin....what a great, unique idea!!!
xx

jane p said...

It seems anything can be knitted - even gingerbread house and a coffin! I must learn to knit and I keep saying it.

PootleFlump said...

What a lovely parcel to get! I love the "gingerbread" house. x

giddynici said...

How lovely and generous. Lots of lovely magazines for you to browse through and lots of treats. The crochet throw is very nice and omg I so want a crochet bee.... too cute! x

emma bear forever said...

What a lovely parcel to receive in the post :)

Love those bees and that cute gingerbread house x

Sheila said...

how lovely, you are so lucky! I love the bee's too, aren't they the cutest!!
x

LittleGem said...

Hi Kandi, thanks for the comment, I will dig out the lemon curd recipe and give it to you this week. It was really easy and you don't need loads of ingredients either x

Filipa said...

Oh dear.. knitted coffin! But you have to take pictures of your jumpers/bees attemps and share them :)
I love blogging the most, BECAUSE of the community! :)

Clara said...

What wonderful goodies. You lucky girl!