Sunday, August 22, 2010

show and tell and bloggy thank you...


Aren't bloggy friends the best? I'm sure you will all agree :)

This post is bit overdue mainly due to the fact that all it has done is rain here
[which I'm not complaining about] but makes it hard to get decent pics. So today the sunshine is out in full force and i grabbed the opportunity to photograph while i could.
First of all Jan sent me a lovely surprise or my birthday , one of her beautiful matchboxes filled to the brim and also some flowers which I've since used, so no pic... sorry...
i took it it into work and all the scrappers/mixed media peeps went gaga over it. It was huge hit. The little birdy in the nest is so sweeet...


I am having trouble with my pics not saving the right way round. I have tried to rotate it but it still wont save to blogger properly.
This was a bit fuller but ive been raiding it!!

Thank you Jan, you made my Birthday very special...

Then i did a swap with the lovely Margaret. I swapped her some Japanese fabrics, papers and general pretties...and this is my loot!!

Wonderful Asian napkins, bits of fabric papers and even a lantern :)
see i kept the blue tape off the parcel. Margaret said it was falling off at the post office, so it was lucky to make it :)
all beautifully packaged and even a little origami kimono...

also some lovely Swisse things,tickets, cards , lovely cutouts, it was all wonderful.
All sorts of little treasures in there....


She made me an atc too, which has gone into my favorites, i just adore it...


and.....
I haven't really gotten into inchies but I've received the most gorgeous inchie books lately, this one from Margaret....




beautiful HUH?

and this one from my friend Les for my birthday too. It has the most beautiful quote from Michelangelo.







They are both such beautiful little treasures to look at and keep...... I tell you it was the birthday that went on and on!

Maybe all 50's should be like that!

16 comments:

jenny said...

Oh Jen, what a wonderful treasure trove you have there...a gorgeous array of deliciousness...and those inchie books are divine...just love them...

Jenny x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Ooooh, that was exciting! I love receiving stuff in the mail, especially some as gorgeous as yours! Happy birthday!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely lovely treasures arriving in your mailbox Jen!
you deserve all the best!
oxo

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What gorgeous treasures, Jen!

Lesley said...

Oh Jen, what a lovely little booty you received but you certainly deserve all of it for all you have done and given at least to me.
I can't wait to see what treasures you will come up with. Have fun and if turning 50 is all this, I can't wait. Happy Birthday dear friend.
xoxoxox

Jayne said...

How very pretty!

Doreen G said...

Crikey Jen you sure struck it rich but you deserve it anyway.

Vicky said...

50 is the new 30 (just ask Madonna LOL) Happy belated b'day & enjoy all your gorgeous goodies :)

Diane said...

Hi Jen!
Aren't you the lucky girl with all those goodies! I love the inchies! I have never tried those.....I'm afraid I'll go blind working on something that small! Have a terrific day! xoxo Diane

artymess said...

lovely Goodies jen .love the Michaelangelo teeny tiny book .....just been reading about Fletcher ..thats sad I had a whippet she was a runner too she headed off one day when we were packing the car ready for holiday .....10 hrs later and cancelled holiday she turned up with our other dog Gracie .......we couldn't be mad even though we were a bit ......she now lives at my Dad's farm and has never run off since......hope Fletcher turns up ..x

artymess said...

ps happy Birthday .....x

Margaret said...

Oh my you are the gal with the bestest post! love the box from Jan! I've no idea how she manages to fit so much in her matchboxes! I think it's a cunning plan, once you've opened it you have to make something cool because you have no chance of getting it all back in again!!
Love the inchie books, cool idea with the little rings! Mx

Kathy said...

OOh Jen.. what lovely gifties you received.. am sure you will have so much fun with them all.. can hardly see what else you make..a little slow here catching up on things..lol
Kath
xo

Cynnie said...

I just found your blog...wonderful creations...your free motion sewing of the houses and flowers, the little mini books, the dresses collection,,,lots to see. I will be back:)
Have a great Sunday.
Cynthia Schelzig

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, what a fabby trade with Margaret :) and loving those little inchie booklets!
Isn't it so much better to get crafty treasures in the mail, beats all the bills!! ;)
Jan x

Melinda Cornish said...

I think you got spoiled and you deserve it.