Friday, March 21, 2008

Gifting oneself! & Gifts with a 'catch'..

g'day petals


well I have been busy today sewing up a storm.. I started sewing the above as a gift, but in the end, I gifted myself!

You know, gifting oneself, you ALWAYS get what you want... the redwork rabbits are Lynette's Noahs Ark BOM I made two, and thought hmmm.. its easter.. easter has bunnies.. so I gathered up my 1930's rabbits and chicken fabrics and made this sewing set... It turned out pretty cute I think (hence the reason I am keeping it)...

A couple of weeks ago, a blog I visit, had a 'guessing competition' well I guessed the most answers first, so I won a gift.. hmmm or so I thought.. the gift turned up this week and this is it..


A lovely Scquilters mug, and a bundle of black and white fabrics.. the catch? hmm the fabrics if I accept the challenge, must be made into a quilt by June 1st! AND you can add the SAME fabrics sent, but can only add ONE other colour!

I do not own one black and white fabric anyways, so this will be definately a challenge for me!

Wish me luck possums! I do have my thinking cap on already for this, so on June 1st, I have to post a pic, so stay tuned petals!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe easter! and DRIVE safely...

Lissa

14 comments:

Kate said...

You can't possibly mean you don't have any black/white 30's fabrics?! If you are veeeery nice to me I will send you some. LOL

May Britt said...

What a fun gift you got. Great idea to make a challenge out of a giveaway. Black and white together with red is beautiful!! Looking forward to see what you decide to do.

Marit said...

The sewing set was so cute!

Lindi said...

Loved your sewing set, Lissa. Yeah...definitely keep it for yourself.
BTW, the way I read our instructions, it doesn't have to be a quilt! It can be anything. I did suggest to Pennie that the 3 of us combine and make a quilt for her DH David's lathe, now that he's cleaned it! think she told me off!!!LOL

Katherine said...

Love the sewing set you 'gifted' to yourself, Lissa.

Had to chuckle over the 'catch' to the giveaway fabric winnings. Looks like a fun challenge and black and white goes together with other colours quite nicely. You'll come up with something really lovely, I'm certain.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow - that is a "catch" - it would have me well out of my comfort zone working with black and white (I only have scraps of black for applique-ing penguins onto blankets!)

Not surprised you kept the sewing set though - very gorgeous!

dottycookie said...

I especially like the scissor keepers, but eeeeek on the quilt front - I would find that a huge challenge!

Hope you have a fab Easter and a complete cholcoate blowout :-)

Sharon-NZ said...

Love the wee gift you made for yourself....cant wait to see what you make out of the black and white - te he

Phyl said...

I am happy that you chose to git yourself! We so often give all our "goodies" away.

The possibilities with the black and white fabrics are endless! Lucky you...I am anxious to see what you do with it.

Jodie said...

ah, lucky you have nothing else to do Lissa !!! I am keen to see what you make of the black and white!

tipper said...

So cute! Thats the thing about making stuff I always hate to part with it.

May Kristin said...

Nice gift you gave yourself!
And what a fun challenge! Good luck and Happy Easter!

Kathie said...

the redwork rabbits are just adorable, yes you need to keep those!
Kathie

Stina said...

I wish you good luck on that challenge...;D it sounds really fun...but oh...it is hard to work with colours you usually don´t use!!
But I´m sure you will make it!!