Yesterday morning really was quite special. It all started out normal, doggies waking us up at 6, my DH taking them for their walk and then bringing me up a cup of tea. Me reading for a while and enjoying the tea, getting up etc etc, and then I turned on my computer to check emails. And that was when I had the bestest start to the day anybody could have, a really lovely email from a bloggy friend who had made a purchase from me. The email really did make my day, it was that wonderful! And that was only the start. Couple of hours later, there was a knock on the door, and a friendly smiley postman handed over two packages. TWO packages! Both from the States. Oh my. I got quite nervous actually, lol. You know what it is like when you are trying to open a package and you are so excited, your fingers just don't want to do what you want them to do? That was me.
You all know by now how much I love vintage stuff, ephemera is my current love, and fabrics. And guess what I received in the mail??? Well I gave you a big clue there, lol. Let me explain. A couple of weeks ago I won a giveaway from Rhonda at the A Little Bit French blog. This girl is amazing, she really is so generous. EVERY week she posts a giveaway of one of her beautiful French inspired creations, and I had been trying to win one for what seemed like forever! I was the lucky person to win Miss Libby! She arrived beautifully wrapped -
Miss Libby graces the front cover of a fantastic journal full of gorgeous ephemera bits. See for yourself, I'll just let you flick through some of the pages -
Am I a lucky girl, or what? If you haven't been to Rhonda's blog before, do go and have a look, she creates the loveliest French treasures. She also has a great etsy shop where she sells all those gorgeous goodies. I bet you are going to love them.
Now that would surely be enough for anybody to have the most fabulous day, right? But it seems all good things really do come in threes, because as well as the email which so touched my heart, and the beautiful giveaway win, I also received a package from another blogger friend, Diane. I betcha most of you will already know her, but just in case you are one of the few who haven't come across her blog yet, just take a look at her blog Diane Knotts Musings. You'll be amazed at what you'll find there. She is a renowned fabric designer whose designs sell all over the world, and are so much loved by quilters and fabricoholics everywhere, and guess what? She sent me a huge stack of her fabrics! OMG, it was absolute heaven for a fabric lover like me. And you know what the theme of this particular series of fabrics is? TEA!!! I am a confirmed tea drinker, never touch coffee, so she really couldn't have chosen better. It was bliss unfolding them and putting them together in different ways and getting all sorts of ideas running through my head. Apart from being a wonderful artist, who paints and designs fabrics, she also is an absolute whizz at making the most distinctive cards and tags, and I received another one of her tags to join my growing collection, woohoo. Ok, ok, enough writing, you need pics, of course you do.
Diane always add such lovely little touches to everything, just look at the parcel, and the sweet little address labels -
The softest dress making pattern paper spilled out of the box when I opened it -
and underneath was this, the sweetest little stand up bag filled with lavender and soap, the loveliest tag and a wrapped package, soft and squeezable and full of promise -
OMG, a stack of fabrics!!! -
Anyone for tea?
All those wonderful fabrics designed by Diane, what an amazing talent. Her etsy shop is full of the most beautiful creations as well, pillows and sachets, scarves and totes.
You won't be surprised when I tell you that I had the grinniest grin on my face all day long. A huge hug and the biggest thank you to both Rhonda and Diane for making my day so very special.