Friday, 15 July 2011

Good things come...

Have a look at these gorgeous charms that I received today...

These are the result of the fabulous Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts and her Rainbow Charm swap.

28 of us cut our 5" charms, sent them to Jennifer for sorting and sharing and we are now all receiving back 2 charms of 28 different fabrics.

I can't believe how lovely they all look - I have now boosted my red, purple and orange stash ten-fold!

Thank you Jennifer, and thank you all the other lovely ladies who joined in and made such wonderful choices.  I will report back on the Japanese fabric swap, for those of you who didn't join in, soon.

I have also been rather remiss in giving some credit to talented Ali over at Very Berry Homemade.  She posted a great tutorial for some super-cute pin cushions which I made a while back, one for Jennifer and the others for my Pay It Forward gifts.

If you would like to make one, please check out Ali's tutorial here.

I would also like to mention that tomorrow will mark a full 365 days of blogging for yours truly, so you know what that means!


  1. i love the rainbow swap - what a fabulous idea. i do want to try the pin cushion but have sooo many projects on the go at the moment. congrat on a year! xx

  2. Does that mean a party? With home made cakes, I hope! ;-)
    Cute pincushions too, by the way!

  3. Love your rainbow charms!
    Congrats on your blogiversary! I thought you'd been blogging longer somehow. I love popping in for some abuse ;)
    I'll be first in the queue tomorrow :)

  4. Rainbow charms are awesome, bet you'll come up with something brilliant for them :-) Congratulations on your first blogiversary! Long may it continue!

  5. Oooo Ooo is it a giveaway?! yippeee!

  6. A whole year of blogging already? And nearly a century in followers!! Go Mad Hadder! Here's to many more hilarious posts! Jxo

  7. Lovely fabric and great pin cushions...will take a look at the tutorial. Have a great weekend!

  8. I was too slow off the mark to join in the rainbow charms but didn't someone suggest that you might like to organise a UK rainbow swap??????

  9. Thanks for the lovely mention! And great bit congrats on a whole year of blogging!

  10. Ooh I got mine too, aren't they lovely!! So thrilled with them... Early congrats on the big blogiversary! I'll be back tomorrow :-)

  11. Congrats on your blogiversary!! Very exciting!! I'm in the rainbow fabric charm swap, too and I received mine this week. They are gorgeous. Which color/fabric did you select? Mine was the orange that has a very fine pattern on it (it looks almost solid in your photo). I'm looking forward to seeing what people create with their charms! Haven't decided yet what I'm doing with mine-- too many things on the burner right now. Have a great weekend!

  12. Yummy, yummy charms :-) Your pin cushions are adorable! Thanks for the tute link too, another one I've saved for a later date :-)
    Congratulations on a whole year of blogging, may it be the first of many, many more to come :-) x

  13. So happy you like the charms Hadley. And you know I ♥ my pincushion.
    Congrats on the blogiversary tomorrow- woo hoo!


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