Sunday, February 5, 2012

Buttons from Melody


Back in September Melody from House on the Side of the Hill had a blogiversary giveaway. The grand prize would be a handmade gift every month for a year!! It didn't really occur to me that I might win, I left a comment because I'd been following Melody's blog since the early days of her blog. A few days later I checked in on her blog and guess who'd won, oh yes I had my lucky socks on that day for sure!!

Each month I receive the most wonderful presents that amaze me with their creativity and thoughtfulness. Just wait till you see what Melody has made me for my January present... but before I unveil it I thought I'd review what I've already been sent.


It began with September's gift featuring some fabulous fussy cut hexagon coasters..

And some very handy picnic wine glasses. There's always chocolate ladybugs in my parcels too. mmm sweeet!
Melody and I share a fondness for Donkeys so for October she stitched the prettiest donkey tea towel for me. I use it as my sewing machine cover. She also sent a teeny weeny tiny donkey. What a little cutie!!!
November's present was an apron featuring this fun hexagon flower. That's a piece of pie smiling in the centre - A happy pie!

December's treats had a theme of pins and needles... with a chirpy duck needle holder...
and what has become my very favourite pincushion. This is the pride of my sewing table. And doesn't it photograph well, a real pin-up girl... hee hee... I just had to stick that joke in there.. hee hee... okay back to the point.. giggle...
And so we come to January... I saw this on Melody's blog and crossed my fingers and toes that it might be for me... I must have had my lucky socks on again because it Was for me!!

Melody's Banksy Balloon Girl!!
The fine outline is the made with the most perfect hand stitches I've ever seen, and the collection of buttons are so wonderful. I love it's modern simplicity and the idea it conveys. When I worked in flower shops that had helium balloons, I would sometime wonder how many it would take to lift someone off the ground. Now I know it takes eight magic button balloons.

It was Melody's birthday last Friday (3rd Feb) so a super big "Happy Birthday to you, Melody!!!". I hope you had a smiley birthday cake and some happy balloons!!






25 comments:

melissa said...

What a fantastic giveaway! They are such lovely pressies there and it must be fun waiting to see what will arrive in the mail box! Happy Birthday Melody ! - love your work!

x

Mary said...

Wonderful gifts! Can I borrow your lucky socks???? Happy Birthday Melody!

Melissa P said...

What fun to know that each month you'll be getting wonderful surprises. Those are lucky socks indeed!

Nifty Quilts said...

All so fun!! You are one lucky gal.

Sewhappy said...

You are so lucky Rachael, Melody has made some very lovely things for you. I hope Melody has a great birthday as she is so giving.

Melody said...

I love making things for you Rachael and it makes me so happy that you like them.

Sasha said...

Such a wonderful giveaway!! I love seeing all the things that Melody is making for you!!! Each item is so unique and so pretty!!!

I hope you have a great birthday Melody!!!!

Marg said...

That is THE most wonderful giveaway, such beautiful presents. It must be a wonderful feeling to look forward to a new surprise parcel each month.

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, lucky you! I love that Banksy Balloon Girl! Melody is indeed both a talented and generous soul!

Kim said...

Goodness what a great prize you won....I bet she was glad it was a long time follower and not a random person...goodness she is putting a lot of time into the gifts too!

Lucky you
Happy Sewing

Karen said...

What a lucky duck you are!!!! The embroidery is beautiful. I bet you can't wait for your next pressie. I know I would be.

Karen 'n Chris said...

6 months of awesome goodies received. 6 months of awesome goodies to come. Melody really has the most amazing sense of perfect gift for someone. Looking forward to the 12 month list.
Enjoy.

Leuchtzeichen said...

I feel spring in your pictures ... thanks a lot for the colours and happyness,

Heike :-)

Sew Surprising said...

Do you rent out those lucky socks hahahahaah.

Terry said...

Lucky socks is that the trick. I must search for some.
Like all the goodies. Such fun

Terry said...

Lucky socks is that the trick. I must search for some.
Like all the goodies. Such fun

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh my goodness how utterly adorable..Lucky Duck you!!! Hey Rachael...remember that pin cushion you sent me (the red one)...it sits on my sewing table here...I love it!!!

Shay said...

The gift of giving for a whole year is such a generous and thoughtful one. I bet you're excited every month to see what arrives.

I love everything so far !

Quiltbenaco said...

Super, super fortunata!!!!!!
Ciao

Kathie said...

omg how lucky were you
ok I need a pair of those lucky socks NOW!
LOL
i love that little duck needlecase did she use a pattern?
off to read Melody's blog she has done some amazing things . I LOVE that girl and balloons, tooo cute!
Kathie

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a wonderful give away, you are a lucky girl!!!. A surprise in the mail is always fun!

Heather said...

Wow, you are lucky. Those first coasters are from one of my current favorite fabric lines. So happy and bright!

Katy Cameron said...

What a cool idea having a gift each month for a year! LOVE the Banksy inspired wee girl too :o)

Kylie said...

Now that's what I call a giveaway!! How exciting to find such lovely surprises in your letterbox every month :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Lucky socks indeed! Lovely gifts :-)

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