Sunday, February 27, 2011

More Birthday Pressies, a OWOH win & a siggy block

This past week, we had Marion (affectionately now known as Mazzie or Maz) and Grant (affectionately also known as Mr Handsome) come to stay with us for a few days....they arrived on my Birthday....what better gift could this spoilt brat ask for? I couldn't, but I did, however, receive some lovely goodies that they bought with them, which you can see as you scroll through this post.

Here's a group pic of the latest group of pressies I got, coz don't forget, I still have my birthday money fabric from the girls in the C-R-A-F-T group (link in my sidebar, you might need to scroll down a wee bit to find it though!) which is making it's way to me from USA as I type...hopefully it arrives this week sometime, so that I can show you all....I got HEAPS!

How cool is the owl mirror frame? The owls' front can only be seen if you look into the mirror. I've never seen anything like this, and Tarryn managed to find it somewhere in South Australia for me.....I'm astounded by how she managed to find it in sleep ol' South Australia! Thanks heaps Taz xxx

A close up of the set of three Hooties I got from James (a friend I've met through Maz and Grant).

Crystals (Amethyst which is my birthstone, rose quartz and a piece of clear quartz) from one of Maz's friends (and now mine), Karen, who's family is in Christchurch, N.Z. but thankfully are all safe and accounted for after the horrific earthquake they suffered on my Birthday.

Below is a close up of the matching fabrics....oilcloth and normal, that my friend Sandy (no blog yet, but I'll get her started on one soon) sent for me to see what I could come up with using it....kind of a birthday challenge present so to speak!

So yes, you could say I'm a spoilt brat, but you love know you do...and if I tell you often enough that you do, you might even start to believe

You may remember just recently, I participated in Lisa Swifka's OWOH blog hop, well not only did I host one of the 'stopovers', I even went and visited about 100 or so of the other participating blogs....I even managed to win 3 of the door I gifted to someone else (she knows who she is!), one is still on it's way to me, and the other, I got on Friday.

As you can see, I did take some pics of it, but if you'd like to see more, pop on over to Renata's blog and you can see it being modelled....woo hoo, she got her hubby to be her model for the camera.
This is the front of the bag.....gorgeous fabric and a cute bag to showcase it hey?

This is the back of the bag, or I guess it could be the front, but I think of it as the back, so that's what it'll be!
And lastly, I got a siggy block from Cat in N.Z. How cool are these things? I have no idea why I haven't seen any of these before or why I only have one, but if you are in Australia or New Zealand, Cat and I would be keen to do a Siggy Block swap.....seens as though her collection so far, is predominantly from the United States and she'd love to get some from here (my homeland) or New Zealand (her homeland) and now that I know how to make them, I wouldn't mind being part of an Anzac Siggy block swap too.

If you need instructions, I'm sure you could beg Cat for them...I did, and along with my siggy block from her, I got the instructions on how to make them....not that it's rocket science or anything, but I do like to know the 'proper' way of making something, before I butcher it and make it my own way...hee hee hee

Just so you know though, we haven't 'officially' started up the Anzac Siggy Block swap yet, we're still just throwing the idea backwards and forwards over the ditch right now! If you think you'd be interested in joining in on it, please email me or email Cat and let us know.


  1. OMGosh girl; what a haul. Lucky you! Happy Birthday just keeps coming and coming.

  2. I'm on 'holiday' at the moment (I'll tell you more when I get home .. .. .. I'll NEED someone to listen to me .. .. .. all good with your post - There should be another parcel heading your way soon

  3. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, from the looks of things you made out like a bandit!!

  4. Lucky you, lots of nice pressies there. I really like your fabrics. The siggy is really cute too.

  5. Nice little ( well not so little) :) stash of pressies there can't wait to see what you get from the USA when it comes in :)
    Havn't seen you in at the forum for awhile? Is everything ok?

    Love and Hugs Olivia

  6. Your parcel arrived yesterday... THANK YOU SO MUCH! Just love the kitchen linen and darling wee pin cushion... and that fabric is sure to come in handy at some point. XOXO


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