Friday, October 2, 2009

Handmade in Melbourne

A few weeks ago Nikki over @ My Black Cardigan had a fantastic give away -
the Handmade in Melbourne book.
And lucky me was one of the recipients.
Receiving the give away was a wonderful experience from the beginning.
Wrapped in white paper embellished in red crazy sewing (I can see the red work quilt project inspiration here ... and lovely inspiration it is) and a little note card to match.

The unwrapping process was a wonderful tactile experience.

Fingers tracing the sewing to see where to led

... a wonderful journey before arriving at the back where the sticky tape was waiting, patiently waiting to be peeled back carefully so as not to damage the paper ...

...big breath ... paper folding open ... to reveal my new favorite book and inside another red stitched creation - a book mark!

Oh there is so much loveliness in this book ... loveliness that I would like to have in my home. Maybe if I put the bookmark in at the items I like Mr might get some Christmas ideas.

... yes that's a plan!

Thanks Nikki :)


  1. What a sweet post Sam. You have now made me feel very special. All that crazy red sewing was worth it to read this. xxx

  2. So jealous of your new book Mrs....I bet you're all inspired to create new stuff. I feel a sharing journey coming on! Peta