Sunday, May 25, 2008

a mixed bag !

So yes, the full time work continues and crafting is slow but my mind is full to keep-me-awake-at-night-capacity with ideas. !!!!
This week I sent off my mini quilt to Monda and I received a great parcel from Erna of blij als mij
Erna and I arranged a little swap when I coveted one of her teeny tiny hedgehogs. This week I got the best parcel .



Can you see why I fell in love and not only did Erna send me a promised hedgehog, she also sent a friend and a gorgeous toadstool for them to live under. Thanks so much Erna , they are very happy here and have a little shelf all to themselves in the sewing room.


There is also a new addition to the family this week.



This purchase has been a long time coming and I spent an inordinate amount of time yesterday pressing buttons and trying to make sense of it - you know I think if I press the buttons in the right order it might even cook dinner for me. The gorgeous Donna helped me with this purchase and has been waiting patiently for me to show some photos. I have taken hundreds, the software is loaded and I promise tonight after work- there will be photos. I'll warn you now , they will not be anywhere near as good as Donna's or Annie's. I got a twin lens kit but the other lens is arriving hopefully this week. I have no idea what it does but I guess I'll have another manual to read.

I have done some crafting this week - I made a bag for the Mirabel dolly. The dolly is sewn and half stuffed - I would love to get her finished this week, I have braces on the brain this week and want to make a little boy with a knitted vest and braces.




Also, with thanks to futuregirl -Annie and I are setting up a Craft-at-work challenge but I'll tell you all about that tonight. If I don't get moving I may have no job to actaully craft at!!!

20 comments:

  1. Oooh, looking forward to your new pictures. Mine is only a point and shoot, but I love it, and am loving 'practising' at learning to how to take photos.

    Those hedgehogs are just gorgeous. x

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  2. What a great camera have fun learning how to use it.
    Alison

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  3. Dutch fabric! Hedgehogs! Oh my, I am so jealous right now, and I very rarely get jealous.

    Enjoy your new camera!

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  4. Ohhh! Dear bitty hedgehogs and polka dot shroom!!

    Camera looks amazing, 'fraid I die of old age before I'd learn to use it.

    Can't wait to see the Mirabel dollie, will she make her debut here?

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  5. Your new camera looks very flash - looking forward to seeing lots more pics on your blog! Erna's hedgehogs are adorable - I can see why you fell in love with them. I am sure your soon to be created doll with look very stylish with his braces and vest.

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  6. Oh my, two of my favourite things at the moment, mushrooms and cameras!!! How brain numbingly exciting to get a new camera, esp one with changeable lenses. Looking forward to seeing the pics! Bag looks great too!

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  7. I am impressed with your new camera and can't wait to see what you can do. I am still playing with mine as well - such fun- so much technical jargon - I think I am just going to annoy Chookyblue as hers seem to come up pretty good.

    Love all your hedgehoggy stuff too.

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  8. oh that bag is looking soooo cute Jodie. The hedgehogs are adorable even the word 'hedgehog" is cute isn't it? Your new camera is very impressive!!!!

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  9. I will be sitting here waiting away for the post with some new camera pics it is just so very exciting......

    oh and I think the hedgehogs are very cute........

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  10. Wait! You put those teeny-tiny hedgehogs in your sewing room?!?! Is that wise?

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  11. Congrats on the new camera - you won't know yourself after you figure out how to use it - I promise!

    I'm a terrible, terrible slack-arse, but I promise your Nong will be in the post by the end of the week! eep!

    Leah xxxx

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  12. I can see why you fell in love with those little hedgehogs they are tooo cute. Have fun with that new camera.

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  13. Congratulations on your new additions. ie. Camera and Hedgehogs. Both very nice......
    Can't wait to see some great photos now.....
    Ooo is that toooo much pressure?

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  14. Oh goodness! Such pretties!! The hedgehogs are TOO cute for words! :D

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  15. The hedgehogs ARE cute, and I am looking forward to our "craft at work" project. I'd better get busy with my stabalizer . . .

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  16. Snap!!I have not so long ago purchased the exact same camera and loving it even though I know I am only at the tip of the iceberg as far as learning all about it! Love the cute little hedgehogs-good luck with your photos

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  17. Nice camera. I just got a canon SLR too & I am in LOVE with it!

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  18. I have the same camera. You are gonna love it!

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  19. I love those hedgehogs. they are amazingly cute!

    and enjoy your new camera. I have one just like it and it is fabulous.

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Hellloooooo !!!!