Thursday, 7 April 2011

Nothing's quite ready...

I've not got much to show this week.

I am half way through a scarf and 7/8 of the way through a crochet cushion.

I've not had much free time this week with one thing and another but I have managed to make a few more candles

(it's a little distraction from making cushions!).

I have made a couple of little bits but I can't show them yet as they are gifts for Birthday Swaps and I am also preparing for the Easter Swap organised by Hookin' with LaaLaa so I am gathering and making things for that.

I did manage to knock up a little pair of earrings for my Knitting Guru Lynda;

On the subject of Lynda I received more lovely gifts in the post from her this week, just because (arent they the best sort of gifts?) want to see what I got...

A wonderful stash of unusual knitting magazines from the USA with some fab patterns and ideas, I won't show you all the ones I love, so here are just a few of the treasures within the pages,

Eeeeekkk gorgeous cushions!!!

Anyone need a knitted goat?

Isn't this stunning, imagine lounging on this on a warm summers day

Fab or what?

I am now the proud owner of this lovely little cross stitch and felt mirror pouch for my handbag.

It's just cute as butter and far too good to get slung into my bag and lost in the morass so it's now living on my shelf of messy wonderfulness in the lounge.

These little beauties look too good to use, but I have had a stressful week at work and I do love a soothing bath; how beautiful would it be to soak with these...

... I bet I drift off.

Thanks again lovely lady xXx

In other news; I can't quite belive that it is almost one year since I started my blog, so in honour of such an auspicious occasion I have a giveaway planned, I will blog it on Saturday!

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~


♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Gorgeous candles in teacups, love the Yankee Candle Baby powder scented ones such a great fragrance to have wafting around the house.

Oh lucky are you with such a stash of knitting patterns :P xx

Bethany said...

What great stuff! I would love to get "just because" gifts like that :)
And you seriously need to sell those candles. They're so yummy!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Whaddiya mean you haven't got much to show!! Love those candles and the earrings you made, you talented creature you!

That is a fab blanket but I'm lusting after that crocheted shawl. mmmmmmm. Have a good rest of the week!

lemonade kitty said...

You're such a lucky lady to have such a good friend who pops you gorgeous parcels in the post. I can see your needles being busy very shortly, Lucey xx

Pene said...

Oh I love the knitted goat its so cute and rustic!! Lucky you receiving all those gorgeous goodies from the lovely Linda and your candles aren't bad either!! Tell me where did you gwet the scents for them from? Congrats on your upcoming 1st anniversary, it's about 4years since I started my first blog but only seriously got going about 18 months ago doesn't time fly!!

cherisong said...

I love the knitted goat, I want one lol. Those candles look divine. I particularly like the look of the baby powder one. I have some lovely little cups that I inherited so I would love to have a go at that.

FoofandFaff said...

Haha the knitted goat is awesome, think you should try it! :)

Ali said...

Ooh lots of gorgous bits & pieces what more can a girl ask for!!! lovely xxx

a mermaids purse said...

oh my word kandi- gorrrrrrgeous goodies ;0)
i just saw your candle tea cups on lynda's bloggy poo's wooo wooo love them ;0)x
i especially love that goat- i want one!!! isnt it fab!!!! wonderful crochet and knitted creations! x

Lucy said...

Look at that woolly goat!!! Oh that makes me so happy, you wouldn't believe! xx

Alexandra Mason said...

What wonderful gifts...i really need one of those goats! xxx

LaaLaa said...

Lovely candles honey! I'll have to get my first order in. I'm glad that the magazines have given you some inspiration. I love my earrings! xxx

giddynici said...

That's quite a lot by my books. Candles are really gorgeous! Love the blanket, it would be fab, I also love the models outfit. Lovely gifts and as you say, just because gifts are so wonderful. X