Tuesday, March 19, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy 11/52

Hello there.

How is your week going so far? 

This time last year I was green with morning sickness and could barely get off the couch when Easter rolled around. This year I am feeling very excited about Easter and have made a start on making some Easter-y things. 

Here are my 4 happy things for the week - little things that are bringing a smile to my dial.


1. A year ago I saw these knitted nests on Annie's gorgeous Blog but because I didn't know how to knit in-the-round I put the idea aside. Well a year of knitting later and suddenly these things don't seem so hard at all. They are super sweet and I love how realistic they look by using the right a combination of these two yarns. Annie's tutorial can be found here and revelry details here. The kids already love them and can't wait to collect their eggs in them . Three down, two to go! 



2. I've worn glasses since I was 4 years old but I was having difficulty working out all of the word verifications that some of you have on your blogs. I used to get them correct straight away but noticed it was taking more and more attempts. Very frustrating! So I had my eyes tested a few weeks ago and there was talk about short eyeballs and old age (ahem!) and a need for stronger prescriptions. I picked up my new specs and it has made a world of difference to everything. I've gone for these dark frames this time and Specsavers had their two for one deal so I managed to get some prescription sunglasses too.



3. "Twister" - $3.00 from the op shop = hours of fun for the kids after school. This brings back fond memories from birthday parties attended in the 80's.



 4. Something very exciting appeared in the mailbox today. Can you see from the sticker who it's from? I am over-the-moon thrilled to receive this kit from Alicia Paulson - it's a kit for her gorgeous Miss Maggie Rabbit. I adore her Blog and the things she designs and makes and when these came up I quickly bought one without even knowing whether it would get to Australia in time for me to make it up for Eleanor for Easter. Apparently they all sold out on the first day so I think I was super lucky! I hope I can do Miss Maggie justice. I can't wait to show you the finished product but needless to say, if you never hear of Miss Maggie again on this Blog then we can safely assume it was a disaster. There's a handwritten note from Alicia too - how sweet is that!


Mel x

Linking up with Jen from Little Birdie.



21 comments :

  1. Hello (waving!). I haven't been here for a while either. You're sounding really happy. The fabric for your soon-to-be rabbit is gorgeous, so I imagine she must be very special. I'm looking forward to Easter too. Kiss the baby bunny for me.xo

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    1. Oh you spotted the Liberty fabric then? I forgot to mention that tiny lovely detail :-)

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  2. Snap! I wear almost identical glasses. We love Twister in our house too. I find that any adults in the vicinity of a Twister Game always seem to take over the game.......I know I do. xo

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  3. Mine love twister too!

    Well done getting one of those bunnies. I love Alicia's blog too. I kept meaning to download a PDF of her gorgeous alphabet. I'd have loved one of her made up kits though. What a perfect Easter present that miss Maggie will be. Can't wait to see her x Sarah

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  4. I love those little nests. You are a bit clever. I need to learn how to knit

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    1. It's really easy Michele - just pull up a youtube video.....x

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  5. Stopping by here always brings a smile to my face Mel, there is lots of happy in this post. Those sweet little nests, and those gorgeous new glasses and that Miss Maggie bunny kit I ummed and ahhed to long they are just lovely. Goodluck with Miss Maggie I hope to see her soon:) xx

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  6. So many lovely things, but the eyesight and old age 'oh dear and oh no!' though maybe some lovely new specs to make you feel even more wonderful is a definitely must.

    Nina x

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  7. Those little nests are fab, looking forward to seeing your rabbit too! I wear contacts, but now need reading glasses too, what's next to go....my marbles?! :) x

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    1. I think our hearing will go before the marbles :-D

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  8. Gorgeous nests! I love their brown-ness and the different fibres you've used. Very clever Mel!

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  9. Lovely things ... can't wait to see the little rabbit made up ... Bee xx

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  10. I can't ever make out the word verification... Maybe I need to get my eyes checked?

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  11. Your nests look great Mel! I've seen them on Annie's blog too, but haven't found the time for one...too many other knitting & paper projects already pre-planned!
    That picture of the Twister box brings back memories. My grandparents had the game, and my sisters and I used to love playing it when we visited them :-)
    Hope the rest of the your week goes well!
    Sarah x

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  12. Those nests look amazing! Enjoy your Easter crafting :)

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  13. I almost thought the nest was real, it's gorgeous! Good luck with the Miss Maggie Rabbit. x

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  14. I love your little nests all in a row shot Mel, and you've chosen the perfect yarn combo, I think yours look more real than mine!

    And how honoured am I, to feature in the same post as Alicia and that lovely rabbit!!! Which, by the way, I'm quite certain you'll have no trouble with at all :)

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  15. so much loveliness! the nest are SO pretty, lucky kids! i love that you got alicia's bunny kit, i can't wait to see it made up, LOVE the liberty fabric. i'm sorry about the word veri, but your glasses are cute, better for crafting!

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  16. I love Alicias blog too and look foreward to see how you get on! Thanks for the twister nostalgia too!

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  17. I have such a blog crush on Posie gets cosy - she's amazing. I'm very jealous of your Maggie rabbit, I was too slow! I did her Winterwoods sampler about a year ago and loved it. Its framed and hanging on my wall right now.

    Your nests are fabulous! I like the way they are lined up in a row and what a nice idea to use them for Easter baskets. x

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