I'm sorry I haven't blogged for a bit - life has just been getting on top of me lately and it is hard to write the happy, crafty post that I want to do when I am feeling rather flat.
There is nothing majorly wrong in my life - Mr Locket is very stressed at work and the current economic climate is beginning to pinch so I am trying to get as many orders done as possible - which is having the knock on effect of making my "to-do-lists" rather overwhelming, and the house seems to be falling to pieces around us, the garden hasn't been touched for months and the weeds are having a merry old time at the allotment - all of which is fairly stressful. But whilst this is going on in the background some seriously bad things have been happening to a couple of very good friends which is really getting me down.
Sorry - I didn't know whether to mention any of this but then I couldn't bring myself to write a happy bouncy post without any reference to the crappity bits.
That's the miserable bit over and done with - on to the reasons to be cheerful..................
First and foremost - my mini quilt from Est - 100% designed to make me happy!
Isn't it gorgeous? It arrived on Monday and I have been feeling guilty about not blogging it before now - I love it so much and it really works - every time I look at it I smile!
Est also included these gorgeous buttons
and these beautiful flowers - so pretty! I'm trying to think of something really special to put them on!and everything came so beautifully wrapped with Est's little handmade stamps printed on the paper
Thank you so much Est - I can't believe you thought your quilt was primitive - it is absolutely charming - but then again I KNEW it would be - your work is always so beautiful and happy - I love it!
My other lovely post on Monday was Rosalie Quinlan's book hot of the presses and sent to me by Rachel
it really is a gorgeous book - definitely worth getting hold of!
And finally, although the allotment is weedy it is still managing to be productive - look how many strawberries I picked yesterday
the mug is there for scale (and because it is rather pretty and only cost me £1 in Matalan yesterday) and the cornflowers are there - just because!
P.S. I've just weighed the strawberries and if some naughty little Lockets hadn't pinched the odd one or two there would have been over 4lbs!