Wednesday, 13 May 2009

What a week...!

Its been an exciting week. This arrived from Dear Fi , and was a delight on a raining freezing day...

It is the Pay it Forward from a while back. From memory Fi, in fact Paid it Forward to everyone who commented. What an all round good egg! She is working her fingers to the bone, getting ready for Shows all over the place, and then "whips" up all these adorable little purses for about a hundred and ninety people. Also some lovely little note cards, which just seem too nice to use. Perhaps I shall put them on my wall and let them inspire me when I complain I have too much to do!! So Fi... thank you very much.
And then, I was scrolling through the blogs I stalk... er follow, and was reading jelly belly jelly brain, and lo and behold there was my face (more like ugly mug) on her blog. Not only that but I had won her giveaway!!! Which is a beautiful button necklace.
I am one lucky little blogger.

Its big Wednesday Lotto draw here tonight,and Im thinking I should have bought a ticket, but do you know I have been so lucky this week, that perhaps I should shift over and give someone else a go!
Speaking of lucky. Lucky for me I had just been out and bought some brown and beige felt. I had been scribbling a few softie ideas down, and then jnr Busy comes home and tells me that they have to take a 'donation' to school. Not more bleedin money I muttered, but no, its for their lovely student teacher Miss L (really hard to pronounce name) from the States who is heading back on Friday. It had to be something that was New Zealand. Like Pinapple Lumps



or Milo


which are pretty much Kiwi staples, especially when you live overseas, as my fellow Kiwi expat Joanna from Applique today will testify.

So in true, Crafty Kiwi spirit, I whipped up one of these whilst the beans and peas boiled their guts out on the stove, and the jacket potatoes shrivelled up in the oven...





And as Kiwi's are protected, I branded his little bum, so he could be tracked wherever in the world he goes...

7 comments:

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Shhh ... I told everyone on my blog you were an Aussie, so don't tell anyone.

And yes, I know that's like calling a Canadian an American, but can you just play along for a bit?

Am trying to think of some typically British bits and pieces to send out to you - can you post rain and fog?
xx

Joanna said...

Woo hoo I saw my shout out!! Thanks:) Definitely give the pinapple lumps and tell her that you can get Milo in any grocery store here in the Mexican aisle! True! And Nestle Reduced cream and Maggi chicken stock powder and onion soup...the writing on them is all in Spanish but it's the same product inside - too funny! My Mum sent me pineapple lumps for Christmas...I hoarded those things like crazy!

Little Miss Flossy said...

Love your little kiwi, what a cutie. Funny how the kids get so attached to their student teachers - the last one at school loved quilting and so was the recipient of all manner of pincushions and thread baskets from her pupils. You have been lucky!

Princess kirstie jane said...

Love the wee kiwi. Oh how many dinners have I burnt in the pursuit of whipping up a great wee idea. Why don't ovens and families understand the priorities. Nice gift that will be treasured I am sure.

urban craft said...

awww, your kiwi is adorable!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

You've been tagged ... see my blog for details
xx

claire said...

Pineapple lumps....my favourite!!!!