Saturday 12 February 2011

I'm a lucky girl!

I've been very lucky because.....

I found these really cute bits and pieces whilst shopping this week.  They have a whole range in Wilco and everything is really cute. The little drawers are perfect for all those craft bits and bobs.

I managed to finish 24 felt hearts with crochet edges to make bunting!

they are different colour combinations, all plain this time but I am thinking of doing more with some extra decoration or pictures on them - what do you think?

I am going to add a string to them so that there are 12 hearts on each string.

I was also very lucky winning the great give away over at manda's challenges - look what I got!  What a lovely prize.  I am going to use some of the yarn towards some granny squares for the Sarah London - Crochet a Rainbow Appeal.

It doesn't stop there as just when I thought about how lucky I had been, I had a message from Loo over at jumbles and pompoms who told me I'd just won a prize on her give away too - wow! I couldn't believe it.  The books are lovely and there were even a few chocolate coins in there too (they lasted all of 5 seconds after I opened the parcel hehe)

I was so excited

Please do pop on over to their blogs and have a look

On another subject, I did hope to have some sewing to show you, in particular the fabric cushion backs for crochet cushions as I had figured out how I wanted to do it. The problem is that my sewing machine had other ideas and after several hours of trying to sort out the tension, the motor locked - arrgh!  Anyway it's off to the menders next week and I will get that tutorial done as soon as I can.

I've  started a new flowery scarf tutorial instead and hope to get that on here one day next week so keep an eye out for that as I'm already half way through. 

Also there is just today and tomorrow left to enter my give away if you like to win those goodies.

Finally just for the cute factor, here are a few pictures of my kittens. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Rachael Xx


  1. Love the little drawers, I think I need about a hundred million of them to organise myself! and love the hearts too,

  2. Awwww, kittens, they are beautiful!!
    Those hearts are just lovely as they are but if you used them for bunting you could applique letters on them or flowers, 'Love' would be appropriate.
    I love the birdie bits in Wilco, I often find some nice odds and ends in there.
    Kandi x

  3. Cute draws and lovely hearts! Those are the cutest kittens EVER!!!!
    P.s Thanks for the comment, I did email you back,but I'm not sure if it worked.

  4. Aww those kittens are far too cute, love love love your surprise buy's, ooh i likey very much, Many congratulation's on your other win, fabulous news xx have a lovely weekend xx

  5. I love the felt hearts with crochet edging! I want to make some of those now, too, but maybe in different cotton calicoes, with a batting in the middle to keep the shape. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  6. The felt and crochet hearts are lovely and those kittens are just too cute.

  7. Wow! How lucky you are, Rachael!! Congrats on the prize! I also love your felt hearts, they're very lovely!!! Love the cute kittens too! x

  8. Oh, so cute kittens ♥ and I like the hearts, too.

    Have a nice day.


  9. I do like your finds but the felt and crocheted hearts are simply fab!

    Just how did you do the crochet arount the edge? Would you mind sharing?

  10. Lovely hearts, beautiful drawers en too cute kittens!! Look how they are grouping together... so adorable. Have a wonderful Sunday Rachael,
    love Maaike

  11. Loved your finds!!Ant the hearts are adorable!!

  12. I couldn't resist those cute little bits when I popped into Wilkos, I think we have the whole set. Those heart are going to look fab when made into bunting. xx

  13. How have I missed you all this time. I see so many friends visiting here too. I'm a new follower for sure. Off to see what else I've been missing.

    The Garden Bell

  14. Awww cute kittys, they looks a bundle of mischief!

    The felt hearts are super, they'll make fab bunting

  15. OMG How cute are your kittens?!!! Congrats on all of your winnings, you are sooo lucky...loving the hearts too, perfect for Valentines.


  16. Rachael, love the hearts, the gifties and the kitties! I hope I entered your give-away.. can't figure out if I did! What do I have to do? Hugs, Teresa from Oregon USA

  17. Happy Valentines Day to My Lovely Bloggy Sweetheart! Love Annie ♥*:•.♥

  18. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous kitties!!!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

    i love your boxes and pretty hearts too. your blog is a visual treat

    Happy Valentines xxx


  19. I have to start with the cute kittens!! How can you stand having such cuteness around you?
    The bunting hearts are delightful!

  20. I've got those drawers and storage box too!

    Lucky you winning all those lovely giveaway prizes. And those kittens are cute though there are rather a lot of them!


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