21 April 2010

for the love of giving . . .

Greetings all,
Well i love giving.  Be it babysitting your children, making a handmade token or baking my way to your heart.  My mother would NEVER attend a friend's house with empty hands, she was quite the queen of sewing & baking, plus happily had all the neighbours children over non stop, effortless & welcome.  I hope i replicate that same attitude, i certainly try.
I know my girls LOVE anything quirky from Japan & collect Babushka dolls so when i read a tip off over at Sheeps Clothing that My Poppet was having an instore closing down sale or 15% off on line, i had a peek.  Cintia has some gorgeous goodies, so i stocked up some pieces (to add to 'our' collection) including a set of Matryoshka dolls, a wooden plaque, pig fan & these super cool paper balloons (monkey, tiger & world globe).  Like the shelf, the children play from this shelf all the time.  Also got some 'jumping' elastics for the playground & a book, ace!!  A fun school holidays gift bonanza!!
Now tomorrow is awesome Rachel's birthday - she is one half of the fantastic Shop Handmade & simply full of love, happiness, creativity & kindness.  After playing around with ribbons today with her daughter, i had to incorporate one into her gift.  I picked these fabrics which i know she'll love (all from Retro Mummy) & instead of a Posie tag, added a pretty one which reads 'handmade', how perfect.  The back fabric has the recipe for chocolate cake & inside a cute strawberry cross stitch print.  Sealed up in tissue with a Dutch sticker.


How cool is this - Shop Handmade Staff get to nominate their pick of the month, voila!!  Loving this pendant from Danielle Kathleen, i already want another one, like her Victorian cuff which she's about to release!!  How on earth am i going to work there & not buy up the whole Shop??

Finally - notice the new badge over on the right??  As my knowledge & experience is growing with all things Handmade, i'm going to give a tip off each month as i have my eyes open ALL the time.  Check it out!!  Have a lovely day, i'm taking all 4 children to the dentist, they LOVE the dentist, weirdoes, love Posie

13 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Strangely enough my kids don't mind the dentist either ! I hope you have a fun day anyway ....

Heidi said...

Those were amazing finds and on sale , It just doesn't get any better than that. Oh yes it does your kids wanting to go to the dentist, Thats super! Have fun!

m.e (Cathie) said...

Ms Posie!! you make me want to visit this gorgeous shop!
well done.
have fun at the dentist...

Jennie said...

I love your collection of Matryoshka dolls! You have some lovely ones there!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Lucky for you that your kids love the dentist, taking 4 kids kicking & screaming would be one massive feat! Hope it all goes well & they are all sent home with glowing reports & no work needed...Love those images you have shared, too many lovelies all in one place...

plushka said...

I LOVE your Matreshka dolls collection!!! I've got some of that ribbon too and I used it to decorate my skirt. Looks really cute:) Hope you are well! X

Kylie said...

What a lovely collection you picked up - :) to the dentist -must do that I am in need of a chec and clean and really should get th wisdom teeth out but they are staying for a little longer:)

Thanks for the tip:) I too am not sure how you will manage to work there and not walk out with half the shop on a weekly basis.

PS - it is raining here - lovely weather and I have jeans on, did you read that JEANS! Oh I miss the changing of the seasons!

Posie Patchwork said...

Yes, we had another successful trip to the dentist, new molars need coating for twinnies, we're back in a few weeks. Love our dentist!! I also have a full set of children back from sleep overs & no extras, time to get some serious work done. Love Posie

Brenda said...

Your Matryoshka dolls all look super cute, I think the little blue one up in the back corner is slightly confused because there is an owl sitting on her head!!! And what a cute owl it is!!!

Glad you all had fun at the dentist.

sue said...

Babushka dolls are always so cute. It looks as though you were shopping at the right time! My kids dont like the dentist, maybe I can find some way to bribe them in future to go!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

The dolls are wonderful, and love that handmade ribbon!!
Kx

BLONDEDESIGN said...

The dolls are wonderful, and love that handmade ribbon!!
Kx

Thea said...

My daughter always loved the dentist too. Your kids must all have good teeth :)