the first to arrive was a wonderful gift from the very talented and kind Trixi of coloured buttons . being a teacher she couldn't help but send me a tutorial on how to attach a phone tag to my babushka dolls. Trixi even sent me a little phone tag to help me better understand her tute! thanks Trixi, i must hunt down a few of those parrot clasps as the ones i bought didn't have any on them.
the second parcel was hand delivered by Lisa of olive grove primitives as we live in adjoining suburbs. i was the lucky winner of her give away and missed her delivery by a few minutes as i was picking up the children. the parcel she gave me was heavenly scented and beyond beautiful! the giveaway was for a magnificent pin cushion boot and some french/vintage gift tags but Lisa added some extra pretties!
the pin cushion is so wonderful, my husband is amazed at how Lisa managed to get the shape of the boot to look so realistic.
these special scented treats have made my home smell so pretty. i don't know why i haven't had something like this before...
thank you Lisa so very much for such a wonderful gift, you are very talented and i wish you all the best with the road ahead for you and your young family.
and the final and most meaningful gift has come from my dear friend Darren and his beautiful wife and baby girl. we are each others number one fans, i of his photography blog and he of mine, so when he read sometime ago that i had a favourite book he tracked it down and...
and here it is!! my very own brand new copy of watership down. this is the most wonderful story of courage, friendship, bravery and triumph you are ever likely to read. it may not be everyone cup of tea but i don't care cause it means even more to me now, it means that somewhere in this world someone cared enough to buy me my one and only wish. thank you Darren! and give those two girls in your life a big hug and kiss from me. one day i will have to put both books beside each other to show you the difference, my old copy (which i stole from my old high school) has been read so many times that it is in pieces!
so thanks to some very kind and special people my spirits have been lifted.
thanks once again Trixi, Lisa and Darren.
do yourself a favour and visit their blogs you wont be disappointed.
have a great weekend