Monday, 9 July 2007

Giving and receiving

I have been spoilt recently - so many goodies from so many lovely bloggers! I am just like a big kid when a parcel comes for me and over the past few weeks, the parcels have been coming thick and fast! On Friday I met up with Emma from Sew Recycled in a local cafe for a coffee and chat. Why does it feel so naughtly meeting up with friends during the day? It was a lovely way to spend the morning and catch up on each other's news. It's a funny thing this blogging business - how strange and wonderful it is to make friends all over the world and equally to find that one of them just lives up the hill from you! I'd met Emma before at a visit to an Open House in the Brighton Festival and we had promised to meet up again so the initial blind date nerves were, thankfully, over and done with. We talked like old friends and it was great being able to find out more about each other.

Emma has met my two daughters and she knew that it had been my youngest's birthday and look what she is now the proud owner of - her very own Dottie bunny! Emma also gave me this gorgeous little pegdoll which is now sitting on top of my fireplace in the living room (click on the photo to get a better view) - thanks Emma, looking forward to the next time!

A few weeks back I received these pretty tissueholders all the way from the Netherlands from Mirre at Kisskus. So sorry that It has taken me such a long time to show them Mirre, but it has been so difficult prising one of them from my daughter's bag long enough to photograph. They are so bright and happy and I love the flower that Mirre sent with it. If you haven't visited Mirre's blog, go and take a peek, she always has lovely, colourful things to show us!

And there's more! Last week I received this little parcel of goodies from Sarah at Pink Petal designs! I'd won the cat in giveaway and Sarah was kind enough to send the fabric and a stash of buttons for me! Thanks Sarah they're all lovely. The cat arrived on my daughter's birthday so she got another present - I'm not feeling so greedy now, have you noticed how everything is being shared out between us?

Last but not least is this lovely smock from Samantha . Unfortunately this is not staying in this house (although my daughters have both eyed it enviously - even the teenager who probably would just manage to squeeze an elbow through the armhole), I bought it for my niece's birthday after seeing all the lovely smocks that Samantha had been making for her Open House. I have to say that it is even lovelier in the flesh! So now the sun is shining, go and have her look in her shop too as I've noticed that she's just listed lots of lovely new goodies.
Thanks to everyone and although they say it is better to give than receive, I hate to admit it but I have really enjoyed being on the receiving end of this little lot!


Alison said...

I do love sending and recieving parcels.
what a gorgeous little top. I know my daughter would have her eye on it if she saw it:-)
Alison x

mollycupcakes said...

How lovely to get all those pretty goodies, I think the cat is my favourite, he looks so happy. I bet he made your little girls day.
I'm in my thiries and just love waiting to open presents, looking at them all wrapped up makes me all excited. lol Big kid!

I must try and get to the Brighton open house, it sounds very good, is it on all the time? do you have any more info?

Have a good week.
Catherine x

carolyn said...

What lovely goodies, I'm off to check out all those blogs now.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Such lovely goodies!!! I love the little felt cat!!

She'sSewPretty said...

What fun parcels. Lucky you! I love that little smock too!

Samantha said...

Helloe there,
so pleased the smock arrived safely.

LOve your other goodies - lucky you!

paper-and-string said...

your luck continues...take a quick peek at my blog, you won a freebie :-)

Heidijayhawk said...

lucky girl!! awesome blog love over there!! check out my site and you may get a package from kansas soon! i love meeting new folks from all over! blogging rocks!

Twinkle Pink said...

I love receiving too though I think the postman is getting fed up with me. He has had some pretty weird shapes to bring to my door:))

Love all your pictures.

best wishes Ginny

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Wow! Lots of pretty things!! I love it all... the little top is so sweet for your niece.


Trudi M said...

The cat is darling, luck you. So many sweet treasures. I'll try to send you some of our warm sunshine.
Very nice blog.