Friday, September 10, 2010

It's My Birthday!

Or maybe it's just time to receive Urban Home Goods swaps?  When I got home last night and read "Pink Punk Boutique" on the return label of a fairly large package at my doorstep, I let out a shout!  I've been stalking the swap group page a bit and had already seen what Shelley of Pink Punk Boutique made for her partner.  It was LOVE at first sight.  Just look what I got in the mail!!!

Urban Home Goods Swap - RECEIVED!

Can you believe it? This is so not fair. I don't deserve this, not-uh, not-uh.

Well, you can see there that Shelley made a gorgeous "rug mug" and sent along a shiney new yellow mug to keep it company. My kitchen is yellow, orange, pink and red, so she nailed it. That little rug mug is actually keeping me company by my laptop right now. I drink water all day long.

My machine feels so loved!

I was really, really hoping for a sewing machine cover, and here it is! Could it be any more fab? Linen with wavy quilting! Be still my beating heart! And all that color too. Sigh, it's perfect. My machine feels so loved (and my dining room table looks much nicer!) Do you see what else she sent?

the Ultimate pin cushion

It's just the ultimate pincushion!!!! This pincushion caddy is from Anna Maria Horner's first book Seams to Me.  I've been wanting to make it because my current and only pincushion is rather embarrassing.  But, I've heard it's kind of tricky to make, so I'm guiltily relieved that I don't have to make it for myself (I know, that's low,'t it).  I would have been thrilled to receive just the sewing machine cover.  That Shelley sent this too cool pincushion made in Anna's fabrics (swoon) is so beyond amazing!

Cute as a pie, backsides

But that's not all.  I know!  I know!  She also made me THREE hot pads. Above are pics I took of the backs. I adore those little selvedge tags. Here is Shelley's pic of the fronts:

Hot Pads

So, what can I say?  I love it!  Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to Shelley of Pink Punk Boutique!

P.S.  Actually, it is my birthday weekend.  Tonight I'm starting the celebrations by going out to the Indie Craft Parade in Greenville, SC with some girlfriends.  Hopefully, I'll have some pics for you later.

And, I have a gift for you too... check back on Monday!


  1. Wow! You made out good! What a wonderful package! Everything is just your style! :)

    Have a great birthday this weekend!

  2. wow, that is a ton of fun goodies! Lucky you and happy b-day coming up. Just found your blog the other day. :)

  3. what a fabulous package! Happy birthday lucky girl!

  4. You are so lucky! Have a wonderful Birthday weekend!

  5. Wow! I was eyeballin' that loot too; lucky duck!

    Happy Happy Birthday!!

  6. last night was so fun!! okay this package is amazing...i am absolutely in love with the little "mug rug"...CUTE!

  7. Wow - that's quite the swap! Have a happy birthday!!

  8. Lucky you! Have a great birthday weekend!

  9. Oh my gosh! The stuff she made you is stunning! I am totally coveting the heck out of all of it right now(repents)!


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