Giving and receiving

Back in May, I won a copy of the Silly Bunny pattern by Melly & Me, just by commenting on their blog. I was gobsmacked, as I had never won anything before. So thank you, Melly and Rosie! I thought the bunnies look cute, and I love how you can use small amounts of various fabrics (great way to use scraps!), as with many of Melly & Me’s other patterns. And now I have my own silly bunny 🙂

Silly Bunny

Silly Bunny

Then I won some yarn and DPNs from Yarn magazine‘s Winter Warm-up Competition! Thanks, Barbara! I feel very lucky indeed. The yarn is Rare Yarns ‘Rare Fire’ yarn (alpaca/mohair/merino combo). I’ll probably make these bed socks with them.

Rare Fire yarn

And earlier this month I had another meetup with Belinda and Corrie, and I also got to meet Danni from Pyglet Whispers. As usual we had a lucky dip, and I was the recipient of Belinda’s package, which contained a skein of sock yarn and the lovely birdie fabric. And Danni gave us some of her lovely handmade cards. Thanks, girls!


For the lucky dip I made this tote bag, which went to Corrie. I think she likes it 🙂

Another tote Other side

I love that skipping girl print from Sprout Designs, and the Mollybirds print by Kristen Doran. Close up of the detail here.

Also, I made these coasters for a friend’s housewarming.



It’s nothing original though, I’ve seen quite a few of these lovely patchwork coasters around the blogs and I just love the little patchwork. (There’s also a tutorial here.)


Rose Red says:

Lots of fab-o things!
Love Harry Highpants silly bunny – very cute!

Sarah says:

Congratulations! Lots of great things – particularly love the coaster.

Jade says:

Everything you make is so cute! And you’ve been busy, too. So sorry I missed the last blogmeet…and can you please, please teach me to crochet those amigurumi animals?

Melly says:

WOW – your silly bunny is Fabulous!!!! Love the fabrics together – his shorts are so cute!! The patterns couldnt have gone to a better home!!! So will the bunnies multipy??

Majeak Ann says:

Oh I like the totebags you made! And that bunny, oh i love.
Claudine, thanks for the response, I already sent you a message. Whenever ok?

monica says:

beautiful choice of fabric for the coasters!

Di says:

Wow – you’ve been busy with all this crafting and winning!! I love the bunny – it is just so cute and the bag that you made is fantastic too!! I love the skipping girl!!

Michelle says:

so many winnings?? you’re a lucky girl 🙂

love those coasters!! i definitely gotta go get myself some basic sewing lessons!!!

2paw says:

Oh the Silly Bunny is so cute and the tote lovely!! But I think the coasters are my favourtie and thanks for the link!!

Sue says:

I have to agree with you, Melly & Rosie make such wonderful patterns. Your bunny looks so cute. I love the tote you made too, and you seem to have a lot of luck winning so many wonderful goodies too.

Fiona says:

Great prizes and lucky dips. Love your tote bag and coasters. Your tutorial is very easy to follow, I may try them on the weekend.

claudine says:

Thanks, everyone! 🙂 I didn’t make the coasters tutorial though. I found the tute on Suzanne‘s blog, and it’s very easy to follow.

All your things are so gorgeous, such beautiful work…especially that bunny – very very cute!
Lovely to meet you aswell…hopefully see you again soon! xox

Ellen says:

So cute! Those coasters are adorable!