I must admit that one of the highlights of my week is to receive a parcel delivery. In our village we only receive the mail three times a week, making a parcel appearance that little bit more of a treat.
I was very grateful to be the winning recipient of an Oliver + s pattern from Little Betty's giveaway. If you haven't already, do check out her lovely blog. There's lot's of sewing going on over there, with some delightful bonnets on Etsy (you can see Violet's here).
Some lovely fabric off Etsy from one of my favourite blogs to visit, Tiny Happy. The trouble with really nice fabric, is deciding which project to use it for.
I just had to show you the sweet card that was included in the parcel. Isn't it pretty? I do love her botanical paintings.
And last of all, is my new best friend in the kitchen, a Staub. I have been intending to buy a good cast iron pot for most of my married life (over a decade). Well, I finally took the plunge. I researched Le Chasseur vs Le Creuset and then finally decided on the Staub. The metal handle on the lid was the decider. It is a whopping 28cm and weighs a tonne.The verdict? I swear my cooking tastes better, really! And looked after they are supposed to last a lifetime.
As time goes on I am far more convinced that it is false economy to buy cheaper items. Better quality items do cost more, but they do last longer. There is also the moral issue to consider with cheap items and the poor working conditions that goes with all that. Quality over quantity.
And now for the giveaway part, because I know you like to get mail too. And I do want to thank all my lovely blog readers for visiting. Due to purchasing a book pack, I ended up with two copies of Sally Wise's Slow Cooker book. So I have one new copy to give away. This book has been my slow cooker bible. Most of the ingredients are basic store cupboard ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare. Then you go about your day and that night dinner is ready and cooked.
To enter, please leave a comment below. The giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers. Entries close 12pm Monday (AEST). The winner will be picked at random and announced on Tuesday. Good luck!