Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Look What the Postman Brought.

Good lord, it has been busy here. So busy that I have set up our son's bedroom as a another workroom so that I can continue working while Isabella plays. These days the postman brings not only the usual bills - yuk - but huge boxes like these

It made me laugh to see 'Heavy' written on it as I almost fell over under the weight! Inside there lay a pile of Liquorice Allsorts.

Though on closer inspection it appears they are notebooks, hundreds (literally) of them

all waiting to be turned into hand embroidered notebooks festooned with Lavender & Bees

or a Little House in russet

Piles of Winter Notebooks

and my new Garden Journal (still not uploaded yet...sigh) are filling boxes and shelves everywhere I look.

And don't get me started on the Christmas Hearts! No, you are safe; I won't put a picture up of those just yet, but the house already seems fairly festive. Oh, and extremely messy with boxes and threads trailing me wherever I step.

So, that is what the postman brings here and now I am off to take the children to school before cutting out the next pile.

Have a fun day x


  1. Hi Pip,
    Good to see you're so busy, there aren;t enough hours int he day, are there?! Don't worry, I started on my Christmas quilts yesterday!
    hen x

  2. I would love to receive a huge box of 'licorice allsorts' like you did! They will look much prettier though with their sewn jackets! x

  3. You busy girl! Have just sent you a long and rambly emnail., which will distract you from your 'to-do, to-make' list!
    Have a happy day!
    Love Diana x

  4. Good for you, you are going to be incredibly busy, enjoy x

  5. Love the bits about threads trailing - happens to me too, but mine are combined with Ben's black fluff!

  6. Wow you sound very busy! But good to be. Although my fingers hurt at the thought of so much sewing. Gorgeous results though.

    MBB x

  7. Hi Pipany,

    Have fun making them all look beautiful!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  8. WOW... love seeing the "before" book, and the beautiful "after" :o) Just love a pretty notebook... and yours certainly are, Pipany! Looks like you'll be very busy... ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

  9. Busy, busy, busy - oh my so very busy.

    Happy sewing,

    Nina xxx

  10. How exciting!
    Loving the look of the notebooks.
    And the licorice allsorts comments made me laugh out loud.

  11. I love your little notebooks - hope they fly off the shelves for you.

  12. Looks like you're going to be busy for some time to come. You are clever, I do so love your book. x

  13. They are lovely, clever lady!

  14. Love to see the transformations being wrought here Pipany, with such pretty end results! Best wishes, Lesley

  15. I used to draw in little black books like these at college - I still do sometimes - but how much more beautiful you have made them look! Such a tempting buy with your pretty embroidered covers! Looks as if you will be kept very busy in the run up to Christmas.
    Helen x

  16. Hi Pip! Thank you for your lovely comment over at my blog! It's great to meet you too! I shall have a good rummage through your archives tonight when I get a little quiet time! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  17. these are so pretty I especially like the gardening one

  18. what a busy person you are

  19. Oh how lovely!! I know that busy is sometimes too much, feels like there aren't enough hours in the day...but oh to be that busy, making such beautiful things!! I love the designs, very very pretty!

    Much love
    Julia x x x

  20. Ooo how exciting, love the little sewn books, so pretty
    twiggy x