Thursday, 2 August 2012

Cloud 9













So. Karen at Blueberry Park had a giveaway on her blog. The giveaway happened to be from one of her sponsors - Backstitch - a full fat quarter bundle of all 12 designs of Simpatico by Cloud 9 Fabrics.

And I won it. ... ... I know. I almost choked on my tongue in excitement when I found out! And then it arrived and I think I may know why they named it 'Cloud 9'... heaven in cotton. Simple beauty which had my heart pitter-pattering....

Part of the giveaway included mentioning what you might like to make with the fabric if you won it, and I was most certain that I would make a couple burlap baskets for the sitting room. Perhaps over-sized to keep some fleece in next to the spinning wheel.

But then it arrived. And I lined it up. And the possibilities of everything I could make with it all started firing off in all directions. I am fighting the urge to make yet another lap blanket. I am, really. But... oh it would look so prettyyyyyy... imagine the perfect lap blanket with all these pretty fabrics. IMAGINE IT.

I know. Deep breaths. Think before you cut. Be very certain. Don't rush into anything. Just line it up and stare at it. It's pretty, yes? It makes your heart beat faster, right? It makes you want to line it up on the floor, get naked and roll all over it, yes?

... :: dead silence :: ... ... :: crickets chirp :: ... ... :: tumbleweed blows past :: ...

... No?

Just me, then.

Off to get my creative hat on and think what I really want to make. Will let you know once it's complete!


  1. Ooh, you lucky lucky girl! I'm there with you rolling on the floor... erm... well, you know what I mean ;-)

  2. Ew. Let's just take it in turns shall we? :P

  3. No, it's definitely not just you! :)

  4. Ooooooh! Those fabrics are just gorgeous! Lucky you! Can't wait to see what you do with it. :)

  5. Oh, you are soooooo lucky! What a wonderful giveaway. Very happy for you, indeed :) I will be watching to see where you are led!

  6. jazakAllah khair. My latest bloglet is on Ahadeeth Regarding Ramadhan

  7. Thankyou, I know, they are lovely. Just been on the machine with some EEP.... more soon xx

  8. definitely not just you ;-) well done lovely and look forward to see what you make when you have finally decided...can't be an easy decision though, huh ;-)

  9. Love the fabric and it suits you so well, cant wait to see what you make with it insha'Allah. I followed your link the other day to the mason jar salads and i made my own versions - they are amazing!! I think my fridge will always have at least one it from now onwards!
    Aqeela xx

    Oh, heres the link to mine -

  10. Glad you liked it. Off to take a peek....

  11. mmmmmmm....real purdy. Yes, cloud nine. I think the lap blanket is a must. Then you can stare at it more. ; ) And then we can look at pictures of you staring at it. Yes. A must do. ; )
    xoxoxo d

  12. No... You're supposed to stop me making another blanket, not encourage me!


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