Well, our friend arrived and of course I had got nowhere near finishing Caitlin’s comforter (though I am doing well with the embroidered panels and have added a couple more fabrics – a post on the embroidery next week). I decided I wanted to make our friends a special gift. I’d seen a few wonderful blog entries from creative embroiderers who had turned their children’s drawings into embroidered pieces, so I had some inspiration … I had my daughter, who is crazy about art projects, draw pictures of our friends, and then embroidered the pictures on a set of cotton pillowcases. I think they turned out quite nicely…

Slightly blurry photo of rather creased pillowcases.

Slightly blurry photo of rather creased pillowcases.

While they were here, we took our friends on a whirlwind tour of the Victoria Street Market in Durban, and fabric shops in the surrounding area. Needless to say, we shopped up a storm. Just look at all those beautiful fabrics…

Shopping and eating and having fun

Shopping and eating and having fun

And on that shopping spree I got these marvellous plastic-framed mirrors, which I plan to make into a display on the orange wall in our lounge…

Pretty pretty

Pretty pretty