Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mill Rosie swaps & FNWF....

 Finally managed to get a daylight photo of the gorgeous doll Shez made for me in our one on one swap which we exchange each Mill Rosie meet up......This months theme was anything by designer Anni Downs and as I love dolls and the colour red Shez added these to the list for my swap item!!! Woooo Hooo love, Love, LoVe it Shez!!
Shez also included a large box of maltesers but sad to say they didn't last long enough for the photo shoot LOL.....Although I was good and shared them with my hubby :)
Thanks you Shez and I can't wait for our next swap and meet up at Mill Rose in September :)
 and here she is hanging in my bedroom, looks like she was made just for this spot doesn't she???
 This is the beautiful bag I received in the blue themed lucky dip swap we have have our Mill Rosie meet ups and I was the lucky girl who drew out Rosalie's gorgeous creation, two of my favourite things....bags and Bronwyn Hayes and to have them combined in such a divine bag was pure bliss for me and to think Rosalie was worried her stitching wasn't good enough! I think it's fantastic and the other girls thought so too I nearly didn't get to take this home as a few of the other girls were whispering they'd love to take it home so I had to hide it till home time :)
 Here's a closer look at the front of the bag.....
 and the inside with the beautiful stitchery continued on the pockets.....Thank you so much Rosalie I love it and it has already become a firm favourite for stitching outings as it's so roomy and can fit a couple of projects into it without appearing too bulky :)
 this is one of the projects I was working on last night for FNWF, adding another row to my snowflake bed runner and crocheting around a few more squares for another row.....I think this may end up about 5 or 6 rows high with 15 squares wide I've already put it across the foot of my bed and I must say it's looking really good and I can't wait to have this finished and residing there real soon.I f I can only manage 5 rows I'm thinking of using the odd squares to make up a cushion front to go on the bed as well, what do you think or would that be too much in one space?
Another project I worked a few rows on was this ripple cushion cover I'm making to go on one of our couches, love the colour combination, I may just need to get a few more balls and work up a couple of more cushions in different patterns for the couches for winter, so nice to cosy up to on a cold winters night :)

25 comments:

shez said...

Barb she looks fantastic on your wall,so glad Tony got to share with you,lol.Wow that bag was just awesome yes i was waiting for you to let go of it and i was going to run with it,lol,such a wonderful swap.Your crocheting is always amazing my friend,well done and have a wonderful weekend with hubby.xx

Anita said...

Hi Barb,
I love your doll, she's just gorgeous. Love your other projects too. Nice warm crocheting there!!
Cheers, Anita.

Val Spiers said...

The doll is gorgeous and I love her coat. The bag is really pretty. The stitchery is great. Lovely crochet too. I think a snowflake cushion would be just fine.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The doll Shez made is gorgeous....love all your crochet...

Susan said...

Shez has done a fabulous job on your new doll, love her coat. Can I come and have crochet lessons please? Both lovely projects.

Susan said...

YOur doll & bag are just so lovely - as are the snow flake squares.

Mistea said...

Your swap goodies are gorgeous. The bag is lovely and it looks like your doll has made herself at home.
Love those snow flake blocks. A cushion would be a perfect match.

katherine said...

Lots of pretties to share. Love the doll and the crocheting.

Quilt Kitty said...

You did come home with a bounty Barb. The doll Shez made is gorgeous and what a pretty bag. I love your crocheting, as always. xx

Cheryl said...

Both yummy swap gifts Barb - bet you were thrilled with both. And your crocheting is just gorgeous

cottonreel said...

Hi , I would be a burgler and break in your house for that doll.
I have the Anni Downs book with it in but I don't think I would make a good job of it . Doll making is not my forte .
Your swap is great . I have been involved in blog swaps but nothing more exciting than a block.
I have crotchet on the go , I am doing hexies and the blanket for the lady at the chemist . The baby that is wanted is still only a dream so no great hurry on that one but it is looking good

Maria said...

Miss Shez is a very pretty doll and looks perfect in your room. Lovely bag too.
You have been working hard on your crochet .

marina said...

Your doll is so gorgeous. The table topper you made is lovely too.
wonderful progress on your crochet projects.

Noela said...

You have been a very lucky lady. Such beautiful gifts, the bag and the doll. Hugs....

Deb R said...

Tis a gorgeous doll, well done Shez! Loving all your crochet Barb!

Sheila said...

The doll Shez made is so adorable and looks wonderful on your wall, Shez is a talented lady. Pretty blue tote as well , you have been lucky. Your knitting and crochet projects are lovely . It was nice to visit .

Wendy B said...

some lovely swaps there Barb....and your projects are looking wonderful!
xox sugary hugs
wendy :O)

Farm Gate Creations said...

I love your doll and boy have you been busy. It was nice catching up again Barb.

Anthea said...

Oh the Doll is just so cute Barb, you will enjoy her no doubt!
And that bag... yum! No wonder you had to hide it from the covetous ladies x

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sweet dolly...lovely bag too. I love your crochet. Clever girl.

Melody said...

Everything in this post is delightful. I love the things you and Shez make in your swaps.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful swap gifts!

I see you are working on two lovely crochet projects :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Too many eggs said...

I love your doll, she is just gorgeous. Your crochet is looking really great and the bag is amazing

FloS said...

You have been spoiled !! your gifts are just splendid !
Florence

susan nieuwoudt said...

Those dolls are so cute, just love the white and red crochet work.