Some of you might find it hard to believe but I have had a pet rock from Georgia, America helping me these last few days! I have had a lot of work on for Creating a Welcome and my anipal mini me page. This little rock has had many adventures all over the world and you can read about them here. He belongs to a little piggie called Bacon.
Bashful arrived a few days after his birthday in a box filled with human and anipal treats. Bashful didn’t mind having his birthday in transit with aussiepost and has made up for it by having many treats and games here.
It isn’t all work here at gentlestitches, here Jack, Tricky and Bashful play tug o war with the new squirrel toy Bashful gave them. Jack and Bashful take the squirrel and play keeping’s off from Tricky but tricky has a plan…….
it has been a long day and this has been a long post but the fun with Bashful has really just began. He is going to a sleepover party with a group of teenagers tomorrow night. I can only hope they behave themselves. Bashful is tired now and I have owls to sew so shhhhh!!!! Good night Bashful. Tomorrow we will start having a look around this amazing place called Westgarth, Northcote, Melbourne, Australia!!! The fun is just beginning.
I got happy mail yesterday and I put a finger crochet piece on top to keep the tone crafty. The package was sent to me from pjsassafras at Booze,Sugar and Spice. I have been keenly developing my inner cupcake cook since meeting PJ and the cupcake recipe I would like to try next is here. They are called “Fauxtess cupcakes with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur”. I really didn’t need to add the finger crochet because what could be more creative than cooking? I get a lot of inspiration from greendoorhospitality too so don’t forget to check the link and say hi to Dewars, the Scottish terrier pup!
Here are just a few of the goodies contained in my happy mail box. Almonds of many different varieties not found here in Australia, delicious chocolate, almond butter paste and a type of jam (or jelly as it is called in USA) made with strawberries and rhubarb. Best of all was a tin of tea called chocolate chai. I am a tea drinker. I love chocolate and I love chi. I can’t wait to try the tea! These goodies came from Chico, California. The Card is from a series by Kathy Leslie Harden called “I wish I was here” I do! Thank you so much PJ, for your ongoing inspiration and the collection of the most amazing and delicious goodies ever!
I am going to have a cup of tea, some chocolate and admire the picture of Bidwell Park! I close with some cupcakes I made. Just right for St Patrick’s day!
A basket of Welcoming Owls all ready for creating a welcome page. An endeavor aimed at welcoming and raising money for the asrc. These owls and many other wonderful items will be available at the following 2 locations.
The first event will be a stall Northern Regards Market on April 5th, 11am-4pm, Northcote Social Club, 301 High St Northcote, Melbourne.
The second event will be a crafty mini market on May 3rd, 10am-3pm, at Northcote Uniting Church – Chalice, 251 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne.
Drop in again next week for the pattern and make your self a lovely owl, gentlestitches style. It will be available here and on ravelry.