Monday, November 16, 2009

A happy little bundle of British goodness

Shortly after my Cath Kidston post, my friend Aunt Spicy told me she was off to the UK that month and offered to pick-up stuff if I wanted to make an order. Did i! A short time ago my highly-anticipated parcel arrived. So, forgive me for being indulgent, but I thought I'd have a little show and tell of the contents.
First off. The book.
When I asked Aunt Spicy to pick one up for me I had no idea how elusive they would be.
But miracle of miracles, she found one for each of us.
In a cathedral no less. Read here.
And to my giddy surprise, look what came with it!
The fabric, buttons and tag to make my very own bag pictured on the cover!
Here's a sneak peak of some of the lovely photographs.
Okay, I really must bite the bullet and learn English paper piecing.
I love these scrappy hexagons!

I also ordered just a couple small pieces of Cath china.
Because I like it.
Also included in my box of delights were some extra surprises.
A sweet CK vinyl zipper pouch and a very fun burlap shopping bag from Tesco.
(Tesco is roughly the British equivalent of Target
and seeing it brought back many happy memories
of buying things like Hobnobs, milk in a box, and Walls ice cream.)
Thanks again, Aunt Spicy!
If you are wanting to get your own Cath fix for yourself,
the latest catalog/magazine also just showed up in my post box.
You can get your own free copy here.
And in other news, we are picking up steam on other home improvement projects. My good husband put together storage room shelves for me this past weekend. Hooray! And I took on painting a china hutch that I was debating throwing away. Quite pleased with the outcome, if I do say so myself. Pictures to come. Part of this momentum is coming because we are having my family for Thanksgiving at our house! Nothing like a good deadline to get your rear in gear!

Have a happy week ahead!


  1. Color me green with envy! Your loot is lovely!!! I hear ya on the family deadline thing! I'm right there with you!

  2. we ARE kindred spirits!

    And hobnobs are SO good.

  3. I'm not even into British stuff and I love it all! Especially that book. Fun fun!

  4. Gosh, I so wish I had bought myself that little jug, it is so cute! Glad it made it to you safely and you like time I will toss in some Hobb Nobbs for good measure!

  5. Wow...does that little jug and dish match the fabric on that lovely bag? That's really neat that you can get a kit with the works! Can't wait to see it finished.

    I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week...I need to start baking!!

  6. Way cute! I just ordered my new catalog! Thanks for sharing the link.

  7. Neat stuff! that bag is the bomb!

  8. That is the most wonderful happy you got the book! And paper piecing isn't hard at'll love it! It's a great take along project too!

  9. Fabulous stuff. I meant to order the CK catalog the last time you posted. Then I forgot. Now I remember. Will do it today.

  10. great little haul of britishness. I have one of the cath kidston for tescos shopping bags going want it? I'll even pop some hobnobs in for good old times sake ;)

    shoot me an email with your address, Amy and it's yours!

  11. Ooooh! I saw those cute ladybug Tesco bags when I was there last month and had a fleeting thought they'd make excellent gifties. Forgot to buy 'em!

    PS: Next time I head to the UK, I'm picking your brain on where to's and what's!!

  12. I've been wanting a peek inside this book. It looks amazing.

  13. The British package was over the top with such delightful things. How fun! I loved it all!


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