But almost as good as winning the lottery - I was lucky enough to be drawn as the winner for this gorgeous book of things to make for children:
It came my way via a blog giveaway on Homegrown Kitchen, thanks again Nicola! (and of course Melissa - the author! - you might like to check out her blog too Tiny Happy)
While there are some lovely patterns for making clothes (I really like the idea of upcycling good garments/fabric from charity stores etc), and some very cute teddies for littlies, I am particularly taken by the bag patterns like this messenger one:
Can really see D using this:
And this tote (even though I'm not a 'new mama'!) would be very useful for work and trips into town:
So I'll be keeping my eye out for some nice fabric to give these two projects a whiz in the near future.
Meanwhile, it's back to the knitting, with a good coffee on hand, as I don't feel much like venturing into the garden - cold winds and heavy rain showers today. The raspberry canes can wait another day!