Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Fabric Swap Goodies

Look what Mr Posty bought me this morning! I must say I was very excited. I was feeling in rather a grump today and this cheered me up no end. It's my fabric swap parcel from Olivia at Victoria Plum.
Look at the stunning array of goodies she sent me. three fat quarters of the prettiest fabric. The two spotty ones will come in very handy, I haven't any small spotty fabric left and I'm loving the pastel shades of these two. Also the light blue piece has a very pretty floral design on. These three will be great for making tilda dolls. Olivia also sent me two pieces of felt, some bootiful spotty and gingham ribbon and some pretty stripey buttons. And then more goodies. A lovely smelly vanilla Yankee candle melt, some Cath Kidston Sweet William seeds, and Cath Kidston pin tin and pincushion. I feel totally overwhelmed by Olivia's generosity. I'm so chuffed with my swap goodies. Thank you sooooo much. (((BIG HUGS))).  I just hope my parcel arrives with Olivia (this is the parcel that has gone missing :o(  ) I'm on holiday next week but if it still hasn't turned up by then I will be sending Olivia some more goodies. xxx

Now.....this week has involved major household cleaning. Something I detest, in fact I'd rather put pins in my eyes! lol. Yesterday I started to tackle my kitchen, the first job being the dreaded cupboard under the sink AARRRGGG. I shocked myself with the amount of cleaning products I had under there. (There are more on the floor not pictured too :o{ I had 3 and half bottles of washing up liquid 2 new tins of Mr muscle oven cleaner. which is hilarious as i never clean my oven. (but lovely hubby did it on Sunday with oven pride for me, i owe him big time) Three kitchen sprays, Two cream cleaners and enough cloths for the street, amongst other things. This is a ridiculous amount of stuff and I don't think I'll need to buy any products for a while. I probably only ever use a few basic products the rest of the time I like to use white vinegar, so god only knows why I've got it all.

Anyhow this is how my manky old falling apart kitchen cupboard looked after.
A big improvement I think. I also cleaned all the kitchen, including the cutlery drawer and today I'm finishing off, run out of steam yesterday. I've taken my fridges apart today and have given them a major clean, done loads of washing, including the lounge curtains taken out the rubbish, been up the shop, walked the dogs, taken hubby his lunch and I'm about to clear out the lounge for a deep clean. I'm really gonna need that holiday next week.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway. Your chance to own some domestic goddess-ness. (DON'T WORRY IT'S NOT THE CONTENTS OF MY CUPBOARD)

Well off to clean some more folks. I hope to be done so I can watch Britain's got talent tonight. I loved Tina and Chandi last night, that dog is amazing.



Justine said...

Get you pixie with all that cleaning!! I must admit I blitzed the kitchen yesterday and intend to do the living room at some point today!! Justine xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

spots make me smile in any colour any size! You must have been seeing too many of them ~ that's the only way I can account for your epic cleaning~athon! Good for you!

Sarah x

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a fantastic swap parcel!!! Enjoy all your cleaning!! Just think of how much money you can save now you know how many cleaning products you have to use up!!!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I often purchase a bottle of some miracle cleaner and I think deep down that I hope by purchasing it and putting it in the cupboard the cleaning fairies will work their magic while I sleep! lol

it doesn't happen though! ;D

My cupboard needs a clear out and every room in this house needs a deep clean and de-clutter!

x Alex

mad about bags said...

my kitchen walls and ceilings are being restructured (demolished)i could do with some kitchen cleaning products as there is dust everywhere and i mean everywhere!!!
now i know where to come!!!just think how smug you'll be when your house is all lovely and clean and fresh - please think of me living in my dusty domain!!!

clare said...

What gorgeous swap them all!

Ive spent most of today..trying to catch up om my house work..and the weather has been gorgeous...mine is mainly washing & then the ironing..but its the putting it away i hate....esp having 3 males in the house...should i say any good luck with the rest of your cleaning TFS Clare x Weekend Crafter x

Cally's Cottage said...

What a lovely package to get!Swaps are fab...
And top of the Domestic Goddess list for you for the cupboard cleaning..
Hope the sun is shining with you,
Warm Wishes,

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Lovely fabric swap, lucky you ! I have that pin tin too, I love that pop up lid- such fun !
Congratulations on the domestic activity, my sink cupboard is looking a bit dismal, I might just have to go and sort it out...
Louise xx

JuicyFig said...

ooooh, I love your swap goodies!

As I was reading your blog I wondered if the give away would involve Mr Muscle etc! - I know the feeling though - I too have cupboards full of cleaning products etc, and DUSTERS! I can't remember the last time I dusted!


Mimi and Tilly said...

You are the bravest woman I know. Each time I open my cupboard under the sink something falls out and I shut the door again. xxx

Teena in Toronto said...

The goodies are so colourful!

Happy blogoversary :)

dosierosie said...

gosh Pixie you make me feel guilty with all that cleaning.

MamaBug said...

WOW!!! To both the beautiful things you recieved and all those bottles and things! LOL For a moment I thought you had taken a peek under MY sink! LOL Good for you for doing so much.....I dare say you may have inspired me to clean out the fridge this week!

NoodleBubble said...

secretly jealous of your cleaning - this house SO needs a big clean!