Monday, November 23, 2009

Coming Over With a Case of the Bloggy Warm and Fuzzies



Yesterday Nikki at My Black Cardigan posted ‘Just Because’ and I read it with a great silly grin on my face – mostly cos I love that the Queen of the Just Because Present received some of her own sweet medicine. I have also been one lucky chook in the last while with ‘just because’ postal treasures, (thank you again Mel), some giveaway wins and little heart and soul extras thrown into packaged-up purchasings...

After a somewhat cheeky negotiation to turn a giveaway win into a part purchase I am the proud owner of the textural, beautiful, hearty garland above, courtesy of ELK at Red or Gray Art. And the kidlets scored some hearty cards to match...



Kylie at Three Sheets has prompted great evil on my part.



I purchased one of her fab shopping bags with selfless Christmas present intent and then she went and printed and fairy-stitched my initials on two bag-attached tags. Obviously I have been FORCED to rethink the situation and have used said bag every day since it arrived and couldn’t care less that I’m no closer to Christmas shopping closure.



A sweet lavender sachet arrived out of the blue from Christie at Pigeon Pair. The youngest kid refers to it as HER ‘ear’ pillow. Hmn. In her dreams, I’m afraid.



There have been some made-my-day giveaway wins:

A sweet vintage wallet from Ingrid at LottieLuLu...



This chosen pendant, courtesy of Claire at Gugaw, who packages a gift with great finesse, (won via a Down and Out Chic giveaway)...



I now know how to wear a brooch with conviction (I was forever wondering where to put ’em – honestly, I have the dodgiest hang ups), thanks to this beautiful, quirky take on poultry by ReRead:



and this brooch of ‘inspire’ by Sophie Isobel at Her Library Adventures:



Finally, a piece of my most coveted fabric, Lush Deer, courtesy of Kate at One Flew Over. I confess, I have completely lost the nerve to cut into the stuff.



Needless to suggest, Santa has a lot to live up to.

26 comments:

beccasauras said...

heehee, there's something I could tell you about Santa.....

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

Loot, glorious loot. Hmmnn, makes me want to go shopping. I love the bag, and that fabric is absolutely amazing.

Funny that you posted this today. I was going to email you and ask for your address. I actually have a little something that I want to send you myself. Anyway, please do email me your address when you get a chance.

CurlyPops said...

I have complete and utter LOOT ENVY!
So much gorgeousness in one post... I think i might just faint

One Flew Over said...

Jeees louise...some serious goodness there! And...I you MUST cut into that deer fabric x

Tam said...

You are one luck gal, that's all I can say, so much loveliness in one post...Santa just won't be able to compete!

Tam xo

Gina said...

You, my dear, are the Duck of Luckiness... lovely.

Tas said...

O*H* W*O*W. Me wants it all...now (pout)

Searching for Sporadic Surprises said...

Oh I want your post man - to make my day with such treasures! I LOVE that poultry brooch!!!

Kylie said...

What a fabulous booty! You know what they say, babe... good things happen to good people :)
K x

craftschmaft said...

I can't decide what I'm more in love with - the deer fabric or the bag. Bootylicious!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

You lucky girl! So much goodness in one post! You obviously had some very good karma owing to you :)

ecoMILF Meagan said...

You are oh so very lucky!! My favourites are the lavender sachet and the goosey brooch. Enjoy all your little treasures. xo m.

Mookah said...

So we all know who must have been a 'good girl' lately then....

nikkishell said...

You lucky duck!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That's quite a haul . There really are very nice bloggers out there and lovely goodies .
Toddler's perfectly right . That little ear pillow should definitely have a little ear resting on it at all times .

REread said...

wow what a haul! .. thanks for posting a pic of the plate goose ... he looks good on!

Smitonius said...

Smitonius: ohhh, such loveliness!

pennygj said...

Isn't that a problem when confronted by loveliness? I have so many peices of fabric I can't quite bear to cut into, and note books and sketchbooks I just don't trust myself to sully with the less than perfect line...

pennygj said...

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Love Penny x

Andi said...

Wonderful gifts.
Come on Santa!! Show us your stuff.

Christina Lowry said...

Fantastic!! I love it all, especially the bag by Kylie, the ear pillow and the Lush fabric. How I love that fabric! Great haul!

(I have a quilt top for Cohen sewn in that range, I just need to find the time to back it and quilt it!!)

Christie said...

all well deserved, what goes around, comes around my dear!

GUGAW said...

wowsers what a bumper stash! glad the necklace arrived safe and sound. and love that little heart garland...i've been looking for christmas garland inspiration and i like the idea of doing something similar with little xmas trees maybe?

yeh, i totally know the brooch hangup :)

Cindy said...

Santa has a lot to live up to - sheesh you could be Santa lady! I hope that you remember your poor postie this Christmas. Nice work I reckon

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

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Obviously somebody has been checking the list to discover that you are both naughty AND nice. That is an impressive haul of creativity.
W

red or gray art said...

happy day! This is a sweet group of fun here!