Tuesday 24 February 2009

I'm behind . . .

I am sure I have used that post title before!!!

Honest to goodness, this life is mad!!!

Mad and crazy at the moment but all very, very good!!!

More on that later . . .

If you think I am behind in blogging, which I am . . . you should see the state of my house . . . actually no you shouldn't!!!

So anyway, I did Dolly's Valentines Swap and ended up with two swap partners. One of them was Linda from Raspberry Roses. Funny thing about Linda, well not funny really, but the interesting thing about Linda is that she was one of the blogs I first visited back in my early days of blogging so it was really nice to be paired with her.

Like, really nice . . . I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I opened her parcel, so much Valentines goodness, and so much time and thought put into what she gave me. I still haven't put it all away as I am getting so much pleasure just from sitting and playing with it all!

Here you go, here is what she sent me, so much stuff and so much of it she made, the ruffled heart "confectionery box" the paper doily "hanky holder", the toile covered "tussy mussie", for all I know Linda probably sewed the apron everything is sitting on, made the millinery covered heart,its all just so pink and pretty and Rosy and ME!!!

The heart "confectionery box" in all its ruffled glory.

The inside, crammed full, tags, fabric strawberry's and lots of little vintage miniatures, bridal couples, ballerinas, doves . . .

Close up of the tags, so cute!!!

Linda even sent the Princess a goody bag, cutest pink bag with a pink sparkly headband, heart shaped hair clips, heart candy, a stamp, a rose pen and a fairy note pad. Can't show you all that because it was whisked away before I could take a photo!

Linda, heartfelt thanks to you for your creativity and overwhelming generosity.

Oh and there was a lavender filled heart, but our NZ Customs took it, they are so heartless!

Oh and I forgot, Linda also sent me lots of mini Snickers Bars, yummy, I almost forgot because they are all gone, all gone in my tummy . . .

As for me, I actually got it together with this swap, I tell you this is MY YEAR!!! I'll show you what I made in one of my in the very near future catch up posts, so much to tell you all . . . so much to do, so little time . . . for blogging . . .

Bye for now, take Care

Thursday 12 February 2009

One World - One Heart Giveaway Winners

Well, have you ever seen anything like it! 911 very generous participants in the One World One Heart blog giveaway, that's incredible! Well done and thank you to Lisa who created this wonderful event.

I closed my comments off this morning as it is the 12Th February in this part of the world and used the Random Integer Generator to do the draw for my three flower pins.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

65 361 190

Timestamp: 2009-02-11 21:45:44 UTC

So without further ado . . .

#1 Country Patches
Flower Pin goes to . . .

Linda from Somewhere in Time

#2 Strawberries and Spots goes to . . .

Leah from handmade bits and pieces

#3 Red Gingham Berries
goes to . . .

Bendetta from Primitive Folk Art by Benedetta

Congratulations ladies and thank you to everyone who took the time to visit my blog and leave such nice comments. All 375 of them!!!

Take Care, bye for now


Monday 2 February 2009

Traffic Stopper

I have been slowing the traffic down in our street as I have had the garage door up all day!

Actually I can't believe I am showing you this photo . . . again . . . totally embarrassing!!!!

Its worse than the last time I showed you a photo of our double car -less - ness garage.

So today I have been a busy little beaver in here, again . . . tidying, sorting, planning, throwing out . . .

a compromise is in the air, one side for one car, one side for me, just have to empty it . . .

bye for now