Sunday, April 3, 2011

huge thank you superpost :)

i just wanted to say thank you for all your kind comments on our market stall...i have been on a high all week but oh so tired....but that good kind of tired :)
This is a HUGE catch up post to also say thank you for all the goodies that have arrived recently that I've not had time to photograph or at least post about...

OWOH 2011 This was one of my lovely prizes from Lisa, a gorgeous clay brooch with a lovely pearly glaze. Lisa sent it with newspaper cutting of an interview she had done at Christmas time so it was nice to get to know her a bit better...thank you Lisa i love it !


I've heard that all 3 of my journals made it to their new homes , so that's good too :)


Shrine swap.... with Les... les sent me one of her shrines, I've still to make mine and send it, i was hoping to get it done today but am actually enjoying having a kitchen table we can eat off ;) She sent loads of stuff, which i packed away...sorry.... (( but check out her shrine, i love it.


it sits above the computer so i can stare at it adoringly :)) aren't the little shrinky dink butterflies just gorgeous....and I'm going to get some of that TH tissue tape too...



Matchbox swap on Flikr... I joined in the Romance matchbox swap and this is the one i sent to
JoAnne I made a dingle dangly charm and added a few other lovey dovey things ;) My Matchbox then came from Kath who also sent me a truckload of stuff....first of all her mb came in a surprise tin... and then inside......the cutest lil mb.... and inside that.... ....she sent another surprise one as well[ i love surprises!] another little mb filled with lots of gorgeous brads... As well as that ..i had won a prize on her blog , one of her hand painted snowman bowls along with some stamps and cards......sweet huh? will be nice to have out for Christmas.... i love it when people make things from tutes i have done and Kath sent a gorgeous little Valentines pocket with lots of little metal hearts inside ...thank you....i seemed to be unpacking for ever :)

Pay it forward......
last week i received some beautiful goodies from Jan from the PIF she had on her blog.[i still need to do mine!] gosh that girl knows how to stuff a matchbox , i can never get it all back in to photograph properly lol i bet her kids had the best stuffed santa sacks .....:) i couldve stood the little ballerina up so you werent peeking up her dress:) love how she has made the knob too.... i love the sewing theme with its pretty laces, dress patterns, mannequins and all the wonderful bits and pieces she included, it will be great to use....



and then theres Carole :)
I won one of her blog prizes.... this sweet little birdie tape and some chocolate fish....
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unfortunately i ate all the chocolate fish which i havent ever seen out here [ they are choc coated marshmallow shaped fish.]


Now no one ever throws out empty packets in this household, they get shoved back in the cupboard so you think you have stuff and you dont. i thought since i ate all the fish i could photograph the packet and left it in the pantry for safe keeping :] and wouldnt you know it..... it has been thrown out ..oh well...


they tasted good !




Im also doing Caroles Journal class, i was really envious of all the beautiful books that came out of her last class but cant decide what theme to do...im leaning towards asian as i have alot of stuff but then i guess i could do two different ones if i get productive lol I really love her combinations of paper fabric, embroidery and free motion so it should be fun....

Thanks again to all my lovely swappers and givers, it's been lovely to get all this wonderful mail:)))

what a great world bloglandia is :))

now i need to learn how to link pictures to blogs, that is a really cool feature.....

17 comments:

Jacky said...

Wow...what a stash of goodies you have received in the mail lately (isnt art in the mail FANTASTIC!!!).

Thanks for sharing it all with us and I look forward to seeing what you do in the journal class.

Jacky xox

p.s. did you know Creative Soul art retreat is on again next year...would be lovely if you could come along.

jenny said...

WOW Jen... such yumminess... gorgeous snail mail goodies... love them... the class sounds fabulous... enjoy...

Hugs
Jenny x

Fiona said...

Jen - how awesome is all that crafty goodness! Fun to get an insight into what you've been up to recently!

artymess said...

wow wow wow ..wot a load of goodies ....it's funny I am doing Carole's class to and I thought I may do 2 one subtle (well im going to try anyhow) and my other theme was going to be Indian (just beacause all my work is based on India) so Im pleased you are thinking along the same lines I thought everyone would be subtle and soft gentle colours ....colourholics unite !!!...still haven't sent your flower and stuff as I have been getting ready for an exhibition which I put up today ...yikes lucky its not a massive ....xxx

carole brungar said...

Of course you can make 2 journals!!!!

margaret said...

Awesome post Jen!! Love all your goodies, wow! the matchboxes are so fantastic and I love the shine soooo much. Mxx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, so much eye candy Jen!! Fabby Dabby Dooo mail!!
Glad my pif gift arrived safely :) ...and yep I am quite good at Stuffing Santa Sacks!! ;)
Carole's Journal class looks very interesting too.
Jan x

Debbi Baker said...

Wow what a post!! And what a fabulous array of goodies! I especially love the matchbox you created.

Lesley said...

Oh Jenxo what a lovely stash of goodies.
Yes I know all about Jan stuffing matchboxes, she sure is good at it. I can never get it all back in, LOL
Enjoy all your lovely gifts and so glad you like the shrine, it was one of my fav's. No hurry on mine, take as long as you need.
Enjoy the journal tuts.
Loverly Les :) xo

Jensters said...

Wow such wonderful goodies....i think im gonna be out of my depth in this Journal class!! as i reckon i wont have the right stash...lol

BLISS angels said...

I knew this would be a good idea now i get to see all the things you didn't post on flickr. hugs wendy from the matchbox swap

Dezinaworld said...

Wow i didnt know where to look first! sooo pretty!

Hugs June

~*~Patty S said...

It's a wonderland of eye candy and fabulous gifts Jen and you deserve each and every one...fantastic!

btw you look like one of the 'kids'
cute pic of you!

oxo

Kim Henkel said...

What a lovely thing to have such wonderful hand made goodies around you. Thanks for sharing them, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kim

Kathy said...

Jen.. wow, lucky you!.. what a great bunch of goodies.. fun fun!! love them all..
Les's shrine is gorgeous.. and Jan.. well that matchbox stuffing is an art...lol think I need lessons on that..
So glad mine arrived safe and sound too...had so much fun with those pockets..
that journal class sounds very cool.. will have to check that out..
Kath
xx

Fabric Art said...

Oh Jen you are a lucky girl what a wonderful stack of wonderful things.
Ann

Melinda Cornish said...

I love, love love the matchbox you made...everything is so pretty but yours was the star!