Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brown Paper Packages.....

How I love receiving parcels in the mail!  

The thrill of anticipation as I skipped up the steps of my local Post Office this morning and pressed the little "out of hours" buzzer.    It reminds me of exactly how I used to feel as a small child when my Nan (who lived ALL the way away in Sydney!) would send us parcels for Birthdays and Christmas.  Her parcels were always wrapped in really thick brown paper and tied securely with jute string with a neat little bow at the back.   She had the most beautiful handwriting - a very distinctive backward sloping script with lots of flourishes and scrolls.  The sort of writing that you see these days in vintage manuscripts.

It's amazing how the simple act of collecting a parcel from the Post Office today can evoke such memories of the past. 

So with my Express Post parcel in hand,  I couldn't wait to tear open the plastic.  Easier said than done I must say - Australia Post are not joking when they say these parcels are tamper proof!  

Yah!   What a surprise.....

The gorgeous fabrics I had ordered from the lovely Jody and Simone at Fabric on Saturday (last weekend - 4 days ago to be exact)  had arrived!   Talk about SUPER FAST delivery.  I am so impressed!

So be honest - ask me "what I did last weekend" and I can tell you most of it was spent pouring over all the amazing fabrics at their fabulous new on line store.    I am absolutely smitten with everything they have and had to seriously stop myself from ordering more.  (Don't get me started on all the trims and bobble braids and oilcloths  - seriously swoon-worthy!)

These little beauties are destined to join my ever increasing cushion collection.  As I have said (more than once I am sure!)  one can NEVER have too many cushions.  I am the Queen of over-cushioning!

Isn't this just Divine!  "Normandy White" by Bernatex.   I can just see this in my bedroom as part of my new blue and white summer look.   (Definitely ordering more!)

And how about this for a definite pop of red -  "Pallazzo Red" by Alexander Henry.  This is a beautiful medium weight fabric has a real feel of quality about it.   I'm thinking maybe some big white buttons and white binding ?

And this would have to be my absolute favourite - "Tres Chic" by Waverly.  Truly fabulous!   Definitely a candidate for some bobble trim or maybe a gorgeous contrast binding?   Love it to bits.  I'm thinking it would make a lovely Christmas gift as well - truly unique.

Thank you so much Jody and Simone.

Your shop is amazing and your service incredible!

and thank you also for the $5 discount coupon you very kindly included with my order -
Guess what I'll be doing this weekend?...


  1. Hi Sharyne

    I am loving that blue and white option for me - I can not wait to see what you do with them all - you are so clever.

    have a wonderful day

    loulou, from hereiamloulou blog


  2. I wish I knew how to make cushions. I'm going to try pillows very soon. It's the piping and zippers that confound me. Your materials are gorgeous, I'll have to go visit the site. I could spend hours dreaming in a fabric shop!

  3. Hi Sharyne, We are so glad you loved your fabrics. We hope to see you again and in the meantime Happy Creating!

  4. You are the Queen of cushion-covering! It;s so true!!

    That fabric looks lovely! I am all excited now to see what you do!!


  5. I love all the fabrics you have chosen. I have spent some time on fabrictraders web site and I love the fabrics and the prices. No reason not to be creative.
    Cheers Kylie

  6. How funny,I was admiring that same blue fabric on that site as well,thinking it would make a lovely lampshade.Would love to see what you make when you're done,Sharyne.


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