no I'm not talking about...
I'm talking about a real life celebrity, well a celebrity in the eyes of my three girls! Linda of the famous Lilly Cottage (found online and various markets in and around Brisbane)
here she is in her 'mobile' Lilly Cottage and looking as gorgeous as ever. i was lucky enough to meet Linda a few years ago and our friendship has grown ever since. she has always been SUPER generous to me but mostly to my three kidlets. i swear that each time we visited her shop (now closed) my girls would be showered with extra pretties just for being cute! mothers day became even more special when we visited the markets to find Linda back in her old stomping grounds.
i secretly knew that Linda would be at the markets but didn't tell the girls so as to surprise them.
you should have heard their squeals of delight when they spotted Linda's stall! and why wouldn't you shout..look at all these pretties. each of the girls had their purses with different amounts of money inside...both lili and mia were able to buy something.... this was mias hearts desire but it was a little bit out of her price range. isn't it just the sweetest thing you have ever seen?!?
Claudia's purse was a little on the empty side but of course the generous Linda gifted her with a hand made heart which now lives in our car...i love that it is in the car and we all get to see it every day. we each went away happy, lili bought a nest pin cushion, mia bought a collectible ceramic owl and i bought myself a denim and lace wristcuff...very pretty indeed.
not only has Linda been generous to my family but also supportive of my crafting venture, encouraging me all the way and even dragging herself along to my very first stall to buy something from me. on that special day she also gifted my lili with this...
yes..a personalised pillow made from gorgeous scraps of fabric and hand stitched with significant embroidery.
it was a belated birthday gift...so unexpected and so wonderfully appreciated. lili simply loves Linda she actually aspires to be Linda. this meant a whole lot to my little lilcant you feel the love oozing out of this pillow!! i don't know how i can ever repay Linda for her generosity, kindness and friendship not that she would expect anything cause that's the kinda gal she is. my prayers are always with her for good health, wealth and happiness and the strength to keep making her pretties which brighten so many other peoples hearts.
do yourself a favour and visit her blog and keep her in mind when shopping for that someone special in your life.