May 14, 2008

Our little birdie friends have arrived!

Just as predicted our very first tiny hummingbird arrived on schedule this week. Mother's day to be precise and in an incredibly strong wind too! Although both hanging baskets and the strawberry feeder were up, the poor little mite found it an impossible task to land, so her visit was brief. Luckily we all saw her whilst we were having our lunch in the kitchen. I will try to capture her on camera soon.
Yesterday my books arrived from Amazon and I love them!

I have only allowed myself the luxury of a quick flick through them so far, taking a couple of photos . I'm not sure when I will actually get to have a go at some of the many lovely projects in the two sewing books, but I will most certainly some time in the future. So much eye candy, here is a page inside 'sew pretty homestyle'

I usually read novels and only just before bed, my latest from the library is called 'My sister's keeper' which I am enjoying, but seem to be taking forever to finish it!
As I didn't write a post on Mother's day here is a vintage ad from a magazine, framed and hanging in the laundry. It reminds me of my Mum and I back in the 70's. Funny thing is I still love to iron :)
This year for the first time ever on Mother's day both my daughters' were snowed under with school work and sporting activities. So it was decided (my suggestion I admit) to postpone any fun stuff til next Sunday. I have really enjoyed reading about other blogger's fun days with their children.
As I wasn't blogging this time last year, or at least not on blogspot, I want to show you my home made gifts from last Mothers day (little proud moment). I use them both on a regular basis in my sewing room.
A cute business card holder made by Amber at school
Some covered wooden pegs in a decorated tin from Jemma, these I use to hold my embroidery thread, receipts, squares of tissue etc.

 Hopefully this weekend I can squeeze in another post, we are hoping to be able to get outside without being blown away :)

Hazel xx


  1. Wow - looks like your kids are taking after their mum with their crafting skills! I have to admit that I used to iron on Sunday evenings - it was a satisfying ritual ... but then I met my husband and I think I began to rebell ;-)

  2. Hi Hazel, Your new books look lovely on the shelves amongst your fabric, so pretty :)
    You are such an inspiration! I have a cupboard full of fabric, bits and bobs, with my sewing machine and overlocker. I think it's time I went through it, and used up some of my creative juices!
    Happy sewing :)
    Kathy x

  3. Gosh - I have so much to look forward to. I will post pics of my pressie soon, absolutely priceless hand made (3 year old) crafts.
    love you

  4. Not much happened Mother's Day here for me either though both kids did remember and sent cards, it wasn't the same without them.
    Love your new books and stacked so prettily in your fabric stash, so satisfying to look at.I could have walked into the page open to the Hobby Room - beautiful. K x

  5. So pleased to hear your little humming birds arrived safely. Can't wait to see a photo of them. Hope your really enjoy your postponed Mother's day celebrations today. What lovely gifts you received from the girls last year, they are both a credit to you. Yummy books, hope you get time to paw over them soon.
    Lots of love. xx

  6. putting that "Sew Pretty Homestyle" book on my list...thanks!

  7. Hi, found you on flickr and just wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog too! I just got the Sew Pretty Homestyle a few weeks ago and have made a couple things from it. Lovely little book, can't wait to see what you make.

  8. i love those wooden pegs - such a great idea. i also love your fabric stash - such a pretty palette.

    i've never seen a hummingbird in real life (ugh), so it's nice to see them through your blog.


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