Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday Stash #12

Arcadia by Sanae for Moda

I was a very lucky gal last week. The postie brought me two parcels. Still waiting on a few to arrive, darn English postal workers have been on strike. I'm all for people getting a fair wage, but I also want me parcels!!

I was a runner-up in a giveaway on the fab blog 'I'm a ginger monkey' a little while ago. I hadn't even realised there was a runner-up prize, so it was a wonderful surprise. In my parcel was a packet of Skittles sweets (gone in a blink of an eye), a fab caravan with tiny garden postcard, lovely drawstring bag (below) and an Arcadia charm pack. Oh, was I happy, I think the feet did actually leave the ground in a jump of joy! I so LOVE that Arcadia fabric and had never seen the whole line. I lurve those circles and the wild leaf pattern (bottom left). I had previously purchased 4 fat 1/4's online from FreshFabricAustralia. I'd never seen them other than online, but knew I'd love them. Prior to my charm pack arriving, I though I might have to mix the Arcadia with my Wonderland, they have a very similar feel and weight. But I had held off as I just wasn't sure, now I don't need too. Thank You very much Katy.

Now for my second parcel...........see that lovely little Wonderland bag...isn't it just the cutest!
That has come from Jennie at Clover & Violet. I confess it is another giveaway win, although the two wins were a couple of months apart. Said British postal strike has meant most parcels are not arriving, anywhere near on time. I have to tell you again that this is the sweetest bag, not just because of the MoMo, although the more I look at Wonderland the more I love it (small stash happening). But it's the shape of the bag, the central pleat, the quilting and the binding along the top. So very cute, cute, cute. I really would like to try and make a slightly bigger shoulder size version. I just went to check Clover & Violet, and see that they have a new addition the their Etsy shop. A pdf downloadable pattern for this darling bag.

Well that's me done for the night. We had to be up at 5.30 am this morning and in the car by 6.00 am. Nearly 9 yr old made it to a Regional Primary School Sports Assoc. Carnival, which was at Sydney Olympic Park. He ran in the U9 100m, in a proper stadium, on a proper track, oh so exciting. He did very well, just missing out on the Final, coming 13th out of 31 boys from all over Sydney West. He ran a PB to get to Regional and then ran another PB to come 13th. We are so very proud him, he's our very own CHAMP!

Like the hoodie! Apparently, if you go to Regional, you just have to have one!

Cheerio for now,
X Mandy


Amber said...

What a fabulous haul!! I'm really looking forwarding to seeing the creation of your Arcadia quilt!
PS. Thanks so much for the mention again! :)

Jennie said...

Glad you enjoyed your little bag. I also finally finished the pattern for the shoulder bag sized original, I carry mine everywhere!


Sparrow Bee Designs said...

Ah i recognize those!! nice:-)♥