Monday, February 28, 2011

Among the Ferns!

happy monday!

on saturday i won my first blog prize...
well really tif fussell of 'dottie angel ' fame did first!
tif won a gold and silver prize in the handmade olympics...
{see the 'dottie angel' link on the right for more details}
and i was one of five that she handed her prize on to.

i won $50 from sarah at 'mousetrap vintage' on etsy...

i chose a 1946 golden book encyclopaedia
and two vintage retro cookbooks...
and a packet of paper flags with a pennsylvania coat of arms printed on them...
'cos sharrie used to live in pennsylvania for a while.

when i receive them i'll show them to you all...
thanks tif!

i  made two 'little rainforest' cushions on saturday...
here's a few pics of them
among the ferns and staghorn...

nestling in they belong!

the fabric is from nancy @ a gardner's cottage...
this is the last of the rainforest fabric.

'if'....anything is possible!

the button up backs in brown.

i must stop procrastinating...
i've had two surveys to collate for a local radio station
for 3 weeks..
i must do them this week
and have only just started.
i know!
i feel really guilty...
and some long hours of true application are ahead of me.

so i will go and bury myself in paperwork,
excel and word...
graphs and analysis
summaries and statistics...
until all is completed!

by for now...

naturally Carol xox


  1. Congrats Carol, can't wait to see what you end up cooking:)love these cushions!

  2. You deserve some lovely prizes, Carol. Just because.

    Now, stop procrastinating and get those boring surveys done! x

  3. beautiful Carol ... love the vibrant colours
    Want to have some chocolate bites… hope you liked them at

  4. Congrats on the win. It's always fun, after entering so many giveaways, to win one!

  5. Congrats! The pillows are gorgeous, love the colours!

  6. Congratulations on your brilliant prizes! The cushions look great among the ferns - a perfect place to show them. Good luck with the paper work this week! Helen x

  7. Congrats on the prizes, Carol!

    Your new cushions are beautiful. I love that you paired the rainforest fabric with the brown on the back.

  8. These are just beautiful! Love the setting too :-)

  9. Congratulations Carol! That's really great to win! You have made again so beautiful cushions!
    Have lovely week! Teje

  10. Can't wait to see your goodies .Loving the fabric you chose..xx

  11. I absolutely love that fabric pattern! You would not consider selling them? Congratulations Carol :)


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