A few days ago, I received a couple of packages from two of my dearest bloggy friends. If you have been around for a while, you will recognise their style without me telling you their names, but just in case you are fairly new to our blogs, I'll tell ya. OMG, I am so excited about showing you these pics, lol.
The first package to arrive was from my dear friend Dorthe, dollmaker extraordinaire, who also creates the most beautiful cards, tags, hearts and collages, and all kinds of other beautiful little treasures. Ok, now I will shut up and just show you the pics -
Beautifully packaged -
Ahhhh, such beautiful treasures -
A gorgeous altered charm decorates this beautifully wrapped present -
THE most beautiful collage in unmistakable Dorthe style. See that sweet little heart above the girl? That is a piece of seaweed, totally natural and unaltered. Amazing. I just love the way Dorthe uses natural found objects in her beautiful creations. This post on her blog explains a little about the way it was created.
This beautiful birthday card was also included in the package, so personal with my initial and date. I love the gorgeous skirt the mannequin is wearing -
Biiiiiiiiiig thank you hugs to you, Dorthe my dear dear friend, for these beautiful gifts.
You are probably thinking, well, that wasn't too bad, not really all that long, just normal Lizzie post size, lol, but I am afraid that was only the first part. I can't wait for another day, I am way too excited, I got to show you the second package as well.
For a very very long time, I have been totally in love with Suzy's creations, most of you will of course know her blog inside out and admire her just as much. I am so very lucky to count her among my friends, she may be thousands of miles away, but she always feels close. She has gifted me with some awesome pieces in the past, but this time she has really outdone herself. I have to explain a little - you see, I am supposed to be making a fabric book with a Mermaid theme, which for some reason scares me witless. Suzy has been trying to explain to me many times how to approach it, and I am such a wimp and nervous about it, lol, she finally resorted to showing me once and for all how its done................... by making a book for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perhaps now you can understand why this is such a long post, lol.
This is what arrived on my doorstep -
Wrapped in layers of lace ..............
............. was this -
You can't imagine how I felt when I saw this fabric book, it just leaves you speechless. Except for maybe the odd squeak, sigh, murmured OMG.
I'll just show you the photos of the pages, they don't need any words -
Suzy, you are an amazing woman and a much loved friend, thank you so much!
Did you make it right through this post to the very end? You are stars, lol, each and every one of you. Thank you for visiting, for staying, and I hope you enjoyed seeing these beautiful creations. I am smiling.
I am linking this post to BLISSFUL WHITES WEDNESDAY at the beautiful TIMEWASHED blog.