I struck lucky in December, I won a couple of giveaways. Firstly, I won Mia's seasonal giveaway with the first entry that wasn't really an entry! Mia was giving away a custom pair of hand felted and decorated mittens. Wool next to the skin makes me itch so I couldn't have mittens, I always admire Mia's creations especially her wall hangings so she offered to make me one of these instead.
I have known Mia a while now, she is the most lovely and generous person with a wonderful creative talent. Her felted creations have such happiness and humour. One of the reasons I wanted a wall hanging was so we could all see it, and now we do; every time we go up the stairs, the silly fox and the little birdies look down on us. I love the lily of the valley in the right corner.
The fox reminds me of Lottie, our very silly dog with her eternal optimism
I love the different colours intermingled in the branches and the lining matches perfectly. Mia has an Etsy shop and will do custom orders too, I had the most wonderful bag last Christmas!
And then in the Sew Mama Sew December giveaways, I won a Denyse Schmidt Daisy Mae charm pack and scraps from Chase. I knew Chase's Etsy shop because she sells Yuwa prints including Suzuko Koseki and other delights. I didn't know she had a blog, I only found that in the Giveaway and followed her straightaway. She takes beautiful photographs of fabric, quilting and the things that surround her and her writing is from the heart. She included a drawstring bag and with the scraps you can see the sort of fabrics she sells. I didn't have any of the fabrics she included so I was mightily pleased with everything! I have already cut the charm squares, it is the first time I have seen all these prints and boy are they good. I am compelled to make a mini quilt inspired by this. There are other things to be sewn but hopefully I can fit them all in this weekend.