Friday, 18 June 2010

Strawberry swap goodies and giveaway winner

Good afternoon folks! I have had a super busy week this week so I'm really lagging behind on my blog, sorry xx. But hope to rectify that a little with this post. First up, I'd like to show you all the fantastic parcel that arrived for me in the post yesterday. It's my strawberry swap goodies from Me and Ma. Want to take a look what I received?.................

Well the gorgeous goodies were wrapped up in a metre of the scrummiest strawberry fabric which will be put to good use, and a lovely long piece of green ribbon. Hiding inside were these treasures.


A pretty handmade pouch containing some strawberry bonbons. A pretty handmade heart and this amazing strawberry tea cosy. :o)


Here's the fabric and ribbon. Lots of crafting to be done with this.


A pair of handmade pot holders, very handy indeed.


A lovely long piece of handmade bunting, I love it!


An apron, again all handmade. So much work has gone into all this.

Even the back is pretty.


And not one not two but six strawberry napkins.
A massive thank you Maria, I love all what you've sent. You must have spent so much time at your machine making all this handmade loveliness. I'm overwhelmed. (((((Big Hugs))))))

I still have to finish my goodies to you, but will have them in the post beginning of next week.

Just a reminder to all those who have taken part in my strawberry swap, that you can post pics of your goodies in this flickr group I've created.


Now it's about time I picked a winner for my domestic goddess giveaway. Thank You to all that entered I had some lovely tips and comments left. It would seem baby wipes and vinegar are a big favourite with you all.
So......here goes......I wrote down the names......

Popped them into the bowl.........Laundry basket was full lol :o) and the winner is...................................


Well done Alex,  could you please e-mail me with your details and I will post off your giveaway goodies.


I still haven't forgotten about posting some holiday pics, I will try and get around to it tomorrow. I went strawberry picking yesterday, so have about 6lb strawberries to deal with in a minute. Must get in the back of the kitchen cupboard to grab my jam pan. Although I may struggle bending down, as last night I went to my first Body Combat class in a couple of years and I'm a bit sore, mainly my bum cheeks lol. I have also joined weight watchers this week and I'm now on a mission to get fit and loose 4 1/2 stone GULP. I think prayers may be needed.

Well off to make some strawberry jam. (Not to be consumed by me I might add) lol

TTFN


28 comments:

JuicyFig said...

Well done Alex!

And WOW at your strawberry parcel - so much and so lovely!

Kath
x

Maria said...

Really glad that you like all your bits, I had fun putting it together x

Jille said...

Your strawberry goodies look delicious!
Jille x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love it when parcels are unwrapped in blogland! What a great load of goodies you got! xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Oh yes congratulations Alex, I am pleased it was you! What lovely, lovely makes to recieve Pixie! I love red and white, and those are just wonderful! Suzie xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Ooh what lovely goodies! I just posted up what I got but I need to get mine wrapped and sent and still one more thing to get :)

Mel xxx

Cally's Cottage said...

What am amazing parcal to receive- just gorgeous!I am more a floral than a fruity kind of girl-but I love the things Maria sent- what a star!!
Have a lovely weekend,
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Cat B said...

WOW you were very spoilt weren't you!
I love the tea cosy and went and brought the book especially so I could try knitting myself one. Even thought I could somehow adjust into a hat for Lil Miss Tsunami.
I posted my goodies to Mollycupcakes on Monday so they will be flying across the world at the moment.
DoodlingDee has received hers.
Cat

Justine said...

My oh my your swap goodies were amazing!! I will post my pictures in the Flickr group when I know Lynne in australia has receivced them!! Justine xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

What lovely strawberry goodness :) xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

What lovely strawberry goodness :) xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Thak you so much I am stunned! what lovely swap goodies you received... I am never going to get to sleep now I am far too excited! lol

nighty night!
x Alex

Sheila said...

Those strawberry things look amazing-so lucky!!!

Have a lovely weekend.
Sheila x

MamaBug said...

What a wonderful package! Love that tea cozy...I must admit it looked like a little knit hat to me! :) So many handmade things for you! WOW!

I am almost done mine....hoping to send it off by the end of the week!

Strawberry Annies said...

Ok I'm a green strawberry, WOW to all your lovely strawberry goodies, such alot of hard work and love put in to them all!!
I'm now inspired to get more strawberry fabric and start on the bunting to decorate my stall.

Kerry

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hi pixie! could you send your address for the boudoir swap - I am in charge of posting Amys parcel!! My email is TheFeltfairy (at) aol.com xxx

barbara burkard said...

what fun!!!!! I've been hard at work creating your summer vacation bits!!!

hugz!

Yoli said...

What a lovely blog you have here.

thesnailgarden said...

Beautiful swap goodies, I love your Tilda garland. A Belated Happy Blog Birthday, best wishes Pj x

Kelly said...

What a lovely parcel, strawberries rock!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Just a quick note - did you get the boudoir parcel from Amy - I posted it a while ago but did get proof of posting - give me a shout if it did not arrive and I will chase it up! xx

cottagegardenquilter said...

Love your strawberry loot!
Great strawberry gifts were sent to me too. Have a look at my slide show on my blog and see the closeup photos on flickr. Michele was very good to me!

winnibriggs said...

Sorry this comments a bit late, but I have so many lovely blogs to read! Your goodies are wonderful. I love the apron and the little padded heart.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh my goodness there is lots of Strawberry loot there!
I love that bunting!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Hello Pixiedust, just wanted to let you know, I'm hosting my first giveaway in honour of my blogs first anniversary and it would be lovely if you fancied entering. Hope all good in Faerieland. Sending smiles, Em x

Cally's Cottage said...

Hi Lovely!
Just checking in to say hello- no posting pressure- just wanted to make sure you are ticketyboo....
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Hello you..... guess what arrived in the post today? and what a fabulous surprise... I had completely fogotten about it and its only 10 or so days till my 39th and I am wondering whether to save it and have it as a birthday present or rip it open right now ... oh the indecision! lol

hope you are well and I think I might have to dig out the camera and wallow in the joys of an unexpected gift... thank you so much you have made my day!

x Alex

Amy said...

Thank you for my lovely swap parcel. I've already cracked opne the chocolate and my little handmade heart is adorning my bedroom door x