Sunday, 19 October 2008

Well, really!

Just how much blog excitement can one woman stand in a single weekend? First came a much anticipated meeting with the queen of crafty blogs, the delightful and extraordinarily talented Julie from Little Cotton Rabbits. Julie asked me to test knit her cupcake pattern (it's fab, and fun, and full of pictures of knitted cakes) and it turns out we live only thirty miles apart so we met here for tea on Friday. Tiny Small and I were enchanted by her bag of little cotton animals - rabbits and bears and badgers, oh my! And imagine our excitement when Julie produced these tiny lovelies for the girls:



I haven't stolen them yet, but I do love them as much as the Smalls do. Thank you Julie, for a lovely morning. Again, soon, perhaps?

And as if that wasn't (weren't?) enough, yesterday saw the arrival of The Box! My poor postman - I saw him through the window extracting a tape covered box from the back of his van and was lying in wait by the front door when he knocked. It was a very, VERY hard choice, but these are the three delights I chose to keep. The girls petitioned extremely hard for the ribbons. I was after wool, but in the end they won me over - anything for a quiet life. What I put in is a secret but the box is heading back to Trashy tomorrow after a very long journey round the world!



It's looking a bit the worse for wear ...


28 comments:

  1. looks like you had some lovely goodies from trashy's box swap! love the little knitted guys - can't wait to see cupcakes!

    x

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  2. Love the knitted animals, lucky you (or rather your girls!). Not heard of The Box...what fun!

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  3. You met Julie in the flesh? I am so jealous.

    How's the cold?

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  4. How fantastic! What a great end to a busy week.

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  5. That Julie, she is really a giant knitted rabbit wearing gorgeous intarsia-ed jumpers and v. cute shoes isn't she?


    So very excited about THE BOX coming back to my house. There may possibly be wheels in motion for an inter-continental race next year, I couldn't say....

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  6. You sure were spoiled this weekend! I hadn't heard about that Box before, that's a great idea!

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  7. Lucky you to meet Julie and get to test the cupcake pattern. Love those little bears! What fun you had with the box!

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  8. Oooh, I was also tempted by the ribbons, so glad I left them for your girls! (And I put in the jelly roll ;-) can't wait to see what you do with it).

    Am very jealous that you met Julie, AND got to test drive her cupcake pattern - you lucky thing!

    x

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  9. oooh i'm so jealous of that box! I wish i'd joined in. xx

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  10. what a gorgeous box full of goodies, lots of fun! can't wait to see the cupcakes.

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  11. How exciting to meet the Little Cotton Rabbits' Mum in real life!! I love those little bears :) I hope your girls have managed to keep them safely hidden from you!

    It's also very exciting that THE BOX has neared the end of it's journey. It certainly looks like it could tell a tale or two!

    xxx

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  12. That box swap is an inspired idea - fun to think how far it has travelled. Thanks so much for the meet-up on friday, I really enjoyed our lovely morning - definitely to be repeated!

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  13. Those tiny teddies are utterly charming!

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  14. oh what a fab idea!! i hope someone else starts that again so i can be involved next time!! meet ups are good arent they i am wanting to plan another one after an enjoyable one last week :-)
    Lesley x

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  15. Wow, so much excitement in one post!

    I couldn't resist buying one of Julie's cupcake patterns, now I just need to buy some quality yarn to do it justice .... the acrylic I normally use just wouldn't suffice!

    That box sure looks well travelled .... hope it makes it back to Trashy in one piece.

    :)

    ps. Belated Happy Anniversary to you and Happy Birthday to Tiny Small, the pictures were lovely, as ever.

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  16. The jelly roll looks really fun - it seems like everyone takes out something the person before put in.

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  17. The box swap is such a great idea! (And I love the beautiful stitch markers you gave Julie, as seen on her blog!)

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  18. You met Julie? Oh WOW!!!!!

    And the box too? What a fab time you have been having!

    All you need now is to be able to come to London on the 14th.........!

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  19. Ooooo treats!! How wonderful you met a blog friend...very fun and exciting! Thanks for sharing a little of the adventure...Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  20. Oh you lucky things

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  21. That's one hilarious-looking box! What great treats, though...

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  22. oh lovely goodies, and to meet Julie - oh you lucky lady. Jane x

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  23. I've not heard of the 'box', sounds like fun. How lovely are those bunnies? My MIL used to knit christmas gnomes and tie them up in little knitted sacks not unlike that idea. She used to give them to neigbours children. Delightful to get little things in bags and little beds to play with. Those ribbons look good.

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  24. Oh gosh, The Box is such a lovely idea.

    I love those little bears in sleeping bags, very sweet.

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  25. oh wow - Julie is my hero - queen of the knitted bunnies!

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  26. Thanks for doing seven for me... lovely to hear about your wedding, especially as we are (meant to be) organising one at the moment.

    And, 'The Box' is a great idea, looks like you got some yumminess there.

    x

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