Apron, bag (which even though La loves bags I might just steal this!), crayon roll, hairband and child size sling in this adorable ladybird material. Also a really cute towel with a cupcake and recipe on it, some chocolate, cupcake things and decorations.
Very spoilt. La is running around with dolly in the sling, telling everyone, Lara has sling!
I got the most amazing box full or gorgeous presents today from a mystery jar swap. Thanks sooo much N!
Hand needlefelted babooshka set - with mine and the girls names on the back. These are just stunning and will be a prized family heirloom, They are solid merino. Just an amazing piece of work! I just can't get over how lovely and the work that have gone into these.
Notebook with needle felted cover. So thoughtful with a sheep, knitting and a spinning badge, in blues and purples.
mini drop spindle keyring, that can even be used!
WPI keyring - I have been looking for a wpi measure (currently use a paddlepop stick with an inch measured out on it, lol!) and this one is so cute and well made. With a little sheep clip as well.
And a pre-drafter, for preparing fleece.
Beads - 2 boxes of lovely beads. Including some gorgeous and different beads from Tunisia incl amethyst, baltic amber and ruby. All lovely and can't wait to make something from them.
Books - a lovely baking book and a novel (really like this author and not read this one) for bedtime reading
Roving - some raw alpaca - Can't wait to use this. I love different fibres and this looks lovely. Alpaca is just so soft and scrummy. And some merino ready for dyeing and spinning.
Pressies for my girls, notebooks, pens, scrapbooking stuff for the older two - already being used, and a really great water drawing thing for La (also already being used!)
I have never been so spoilt. Everything is so well thought out, my favourite colours are all used and everything is useful and lovely. I just can't believe how much work and thought has gone into this. Thank you so much.
Well decided to let the girls have a go at dyeing with food colouring.
A bit of a disaster as read the wrong lot of instructions that said to use the food colouring neat. Thought it looked a bit dark and like it needed diluting, but hey that was what the instructions said.
Well 3 days of washing and several vinegar baths and it stopped running but not quite what they had planned!!
Though like so many disasters I actually quite like them.
dd1's is a blue black with coloured highlights and dd2's is a deep dark rainbow.
Going to let them have another go tomorrow and will probably end up using these myself.
A pair of slippers for me!! These are in ocean handspun and are soooooo soft and snuggly. (though lesson for me - write down the pattern in between slipper one and two as you may go back to them a week later and not be able to make the second one quite the same, lol).
Scarf for me - knit with the desert sunset handspun, with a crochet border using the desert sunset/sari silk handspun.
A couple more handspun.
100g Fushia Princess and 200g Purple Mist with firestar for extra sparkle.