Saturday, 14 July 2012

A few gifts from America

My sister spent a week in America not so long ago and when ever she goes on holiday she always buys me lovely presents.

I asked her to look out for some nice fabric while she was away. I wanted something different that would be a keepsake of her holiday. She ended up buying me 3 meters of this lovely Fabric

And these buttons

They match the fabric.

I also had a box of lemonade crystals You add a sachet to cold water and it makes instant home made lemonade. It tastes delicious and just like the one I make on hot sunny days.

Shadow wasn't left out either. He had a tennis ball!

My sister asked me months ago if I would make her a brush roll so when she gave me this fabric I decided to make her one based upon the design of my own brush roll.

If I was to make one again I'd definitely make some adjustments. I'm not keen on the lining, it's also the same fabric used for the outer case. My sis was happy with it though and is using it :)


  1. Love your brush roll!

    That fabric would also be great if you cut out bits ie hearts and appliquéd them into plain fabric :)

    1. Thanks :) Thats a good idea! I have so much of it left, I'm sure it's going to keep me busy for a while. I've got to make another brush roll for my sister but this time add another pocket and buttons

  2. ooh lovely fabric, and lovely sister too!! Can't wait to see what else you make with the fabric, the pattern makes it look like a quilt! :)

    1. I was thinking of making a lap quilt with it and knowing my sister she would want one too :) I do have a lovely sister, I'm so lucky to have one!