Saturday, 14 January 2012

Smiley, Smug Saturday

Making me smile today...

*The sunny, frosty start to the day.

*Getting back into our usual Saturday morning routines - food shopping, clearing out the fridge, soup-making, tidying.

*New, old fabric, freshly arrived from Mrs Sal Snippets, to add to my stash and think about using soon...

Checks and flowers

Liberty-like floral 


A lovely surprise

Sweetest floral

Shame I forgot to take the photos till the sun was nearly gone - it's been a lovely day and the colours are so much prettier than these photos show!

*The little can of sewing machine oil that came with last weekend's bountiful treasure from my Mum, which I just caught sight of again in my sewing room...

*The smell of Mary Berry's Coffee and Walnut Traybake wafting up from the kitchen...

Recipe in the current Sainsbury's Magazine

And making me smug and smiley today...

*The swatch cards of all the colours of felt I order from different suppliers, so I can make sure to get the right ones!

*My completed tax form, after months of procrastination!

Hope there's been lots to make you smile in your Saturday!


  1. Pretty fabrics...I really like the first one. I made up some swatch cards for felt recently too for exactly the same reason:)

  2. Hi Alix, what wonderful material, look forward to seeing your creations. The cake looks delicious.
    I think we are all having a few smiley days, it must be the lovely sunshine lifting everyone's spirits.
    My new shoes (see blog) are making me smile, especially when worn with the stripey socks I recently knitted.
    Carol xx

  3. You did make me smile ...I just love the little can of sewing machine oil !
    Pretty fresh fabrics too. Funny seeing Mary Berry in the flesh on the TV bake off programme - Jess uses her cake book too with lovely results.
    I FINALLY seem to be able to comment on blogs again hurrah !

  4. Yay to completed tax form, you know my thoughts on that matter! Lovely things to make to smile!