Friday, 17 April 2009

good mail and a give away...

I so love receiving lovely mail and today was a good mail day. Not that it wasn't expected you realise but still... I'm trying to get organised and make more time for craftyness and so to help me on my way I bought some embroidery threads from ebay. I love a bargain and a crafty bargain is even better. I found 100 Anchor embroidery threads for £14.99 - yep you heard me right £14.99!! I have a limited collection already but they cost me about £1.25 each so to get 100 for £14.99 had me swooning, so of course I had to purchase, it's only economic sense right?!

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Today when they arrived I was so excited and I confess a little dubious to see whether I had been duped by some clever wording but nope; they were all perfect and lovely in their colours.

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In fact I could have spent far too long just playing with them and arranging into colour combos but instead I started to play...A little sneak peek of the beginning of my little makes...

sneak peek

Check out this post of mine to find out how you can join in with a crafty giveaway from me.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, they're lovely! Embroidery is on my list of things to learn, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Your sneak peek is tempting.

triplej said...

They are so beautiful! And what an amazing bargain! I am so inspired, I have never done any embroidery but am seriously tempted to give it a go now! You clever lady you!

Lizzie said...

i love these images - i have been embroidering a lot lately and am envisioning using those perfect greens...what fun :)

Olivia said...

WOW! lucky thing, look at all those beautiful colours ... and your sneak preview of the embroidery is really lovely.
Did you print first?

Catherine said...

All those gorgeous colours, they look so great!

Dawn said...

thank you for your sweet comments :) about the photo cubby, please don't be envious. you are more than welcome to steal the idea, hehe :)

Jac said...

Thanks everyone, the threads were such a bargain and I'm really enjoying playing with them! Yes Olivia, there is a little bit of freezer stencilling on there as well as the embroidery. Dawn - he he!I may just do that!! :)