Friday, February 11, 2011

Lovely things!

I went over to see Melanie at Frugal Kiwi this afternoon. This was actually the first time we've met in real life and it was lovely!
I went to pick up the beautiful bag that I won from her. The photos that I'd seen didn't do it justice as it's even more gorgeous in the flesh. I also got to meet the chickens and the bees, taste the honey, eat cake, drink home made ginger beer and also some water kefir and do a bit of needle felting ( only stabbed myself about half a dozen times ~ boy those needles are sharp).  I was there for ages so I hope I didn't outstay my welcome.

Anyway, Melanie kindly gave me some water kefir grains and following her instructions
I made it up - just got to wait 24-48 hours and I should have a lovely slightly fizzy refreshing drink that I can make again and again.
 Looks cool doesn't it
oh and as if the bag wasn't enough loveliness for one day I was also given some home made castile soap.


Now the bag ~ amazing or what.

Thank you Melanie.

 Go to
http://frugalkiwi.co.nz/ and have a look, it's wonderful.

13 comments:

  1. Laura, that bag is something else isnt it? You can stroke it, put things in it, pet it, wear it, look at it..did I say pet it.? Amazing technique....you dont have to feed it though do you?
    Wool is such great versitile stuff...
    You sound like you have had a super day, lovely...xx

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  2. that's so funny you should say 'pet it' because I did spend a lot of time stroking it! I think I need to only feed it before midnight or some such...

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  3. WOW! The bag is very "Unique and Lovely!"
    Lucky you for having owning it!
    ~~HUGS~~

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  4. Oh yes, it is beautiful Laura, you lucky lucky young lass. I did some needle felting last night, and I was very careful where I put my fingers! It was FUN!

    Our knitting group is going to have a felting day, one of the lasses has just made another gorgeous handbag, and I want to bop her over the head and pinch it. Barring that, I'll let her teach me how to make it myself!

    Love a bit of felt!

    The kefir stuff looks slightly scary though!

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  5. Sounds like you had fun! And I'll be waiting to hear what you think of the water kefir.

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  6. Well, dont forget to will you...or it might turn into something that you may not want to pet.....
    And for goodness sake, dont get it wet..!

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  7. Is the bag wool? It's lovely but somehow made me think of the zombie sheep film we watched when we were at yours!
    X

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  8. Ali, I've only recently discovered felting and its very therapeutic - except when you stab yourself, then it's just sore.

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  9. It was lovely to have you. I'm glad you didn't feel like I kept you too long! Happy to have you over for felting fun and I'll show you how to use the sander for quicker cobweb and nuno jobs.

    I always say my Shaggy Baggy is part bag, part pet and therapeutic to stroke. Definitely no feeding after midnight though.

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  10. What a lovely day you have had! It never ceases to amaze me just how many lovely, kind, warm hearted people I have met through blogs. Your gifts are devine!
    Stacey x

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  11. Lucky girl Laura - all looks fabbo.

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  12. That bag is just awesome! And just think, you now have a back that you can comb!

    Liz

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Laura x