Wednesday, 22 July 2009

A magical parcel

Now I am feeling a tad guilty because I still haven't shipped off the package I have put together for my swap partner in the ravelry Summer Baby Swap (as it's still waiting on one more item that I need to hit the sewing machine for as soon as I have energy again and two hands free). But look what came my way today!

A wonderful, wonderful package from Janis at Marshmallow Magic. Enough to brighten anyone's day, and the way we have all been feeling lately a little day brightening is very much needed!

So much stuff! My favourites are the little bobble two-strap booties, they are so funky and they stay on really well. Excuse the socks - I don't think they are meant to be worn with those but I excitedly tried everything on, without worrying about how it went with what she aleady had on (or clearing up the toys for that matter!!).

Also included for Maddy are a cute little personalised headband (which goes quite well with the top she has on today), a hairclip for when she grows some and a snuggly warm earflap hat.
For me, some super cute handmade stitch markers, passionberry lip balm in it's own cute little crochet holder, pretty blue buttons,some New Zealand merino wool yarn and some pinky bars (they look super sweet so I'll save a taste for after dinner). And last but not least a book which I think is for Austy (or perhaps both kids).

I think I scored!

The only thing I have made over the past few days (other than finishing touches to the parcel I will be sending very shortly) is a very boring doll's cloth nappy. I got sick of Austy raiding Maddy's nappy stash for a way too big nappy for his "baby" everytime he decided that the other one I made his doll had been soiled. So I sat him on my lap yesterday when I had finally gotten Madelyn down for a nap (no such luck today - she's still so congested and coughing too much to sleep laying down) and together we made his baby a nappy. A minky nappy at that, with cute little grip tabs that Austy selected from my scraps bag.


Liam's Mummy said...

Aren't you lucky? I love Maddy's booties and hat, they look nice and cosy!

The nappy for Austy's "baby" is cute too! Hopefully he should leave Maddy's nappies alone now.

Sereknitty said...

Those booties are just too cute -- you're a lucky lady to receive such a lovely package!

sue said...

What a wonderful present for you all. I adore those beautiful baby booties and the hat and clips. She looks adorable in them too. I like Austy's doll's nappy, very cute. Hope she is feeling better too and not so stuffy.