Monday, 19 May 2008

Swirly Fan Club!!

So who recognises the beautiful bundle in this picture? Anybody who reads Swirly's blog will have seen a photo very similar to this a few days ago. It was a mystery present that she was sending out to some lucky person but she wouldn't reveal who.



And now you can see that I was the lucky mystery recipient. So do you want to see what was in it?... Here you go then..



It's a magical sticker maker. Dear Miss Swirls is currently having a whale of a time making fab stickers from repurposed papers and selling them on etsy. They are fantastic. She has been posting about the fun she's having with the machine in her blog and I happened to comment that I'd love one. Can you imagine...? I never for a minute expected her to send me one. I just hope I'm not betraying all her trade secerets now :0( by showing the machine.

As well as the fab gadget, she sent me some little flower stickers in an envelope, another card for my keepsakes pinboard and a great button ring (which I'm wearing now).



God!! My hands look so wrinkly! That's what too much sun does for you! I've always loved my hands when they're brown but now I'm paying the price. Sometimes seeing a photo of something that you look at every day changes how you see it, don't you think? It's like seeing your face in the mirror every day and then seeing a photo of yourself. You look so different in the photo but that's the way everyone else sees you.

But I digress.

My post today is purely to say a huge THANK YOU to Lynsey for my totally unexpected but totally out of this world present. Keep watching the post Mrs S. It's payback time!!!

13 comments:

Sal said...

Don't worry,my hands are also wrinkly!
That was a really lovely pressy too. Sal;-)

incywincy said...

Wow - that's fab, you lucky girl!

Lynsey asked me for your address and if i'd known what it was going to be I would have given her mine by mistake - lol

Swirlyarts said...

I don't see any wrinkles! I'm glad you like it!

Should I be worried about payback??

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

hee hee
No. It'll be nice payback. Honest...

artisbliss said...

What a great gift!

Your hands look like mine, right down to the gold band. Can't be age related or anything like that. Surely not. Or the approach of menopause maybe (in my case, at least--not that I mind but the dry skin is an issue). However, the button ring is a winner.

artisbliss said...

I've posted a photo of one of my dolls on my blog.

Suzanne Vaughan said...

What a lovely surprise! Nice blog friends you have...

Sue x

Suzanne Vaughan said...

What a lovely surprise! Nice blog friends you have...

Sue x

Charlie P said...

Oooooh wow! I want one! That was very kind of her to send it...I'm guite tempted to mention on Swirly's blog that I would love £1,000,000 :) Just think of all the sticker machines you could buy with that.

artisbliss said...

The best help for doll faces I've ever seen is Patti Medaris Cullea's book on drawing them with colored pencils.

Jackie said...

I read your comment on swirlyarts blog. How lovely for you to have got the parcel.And thanks for your lovely lovely lovely comment on mine. When work goes in an exhibition you've no idea what people are going to think of it, How wonderful that before I even knew you, you'd looked at that piece and liked it. Thank you.

artisbliss said...

I'd be happy to send you some of the colored pencils Patti uses. I was thinking of sending you a package of those striped candles anyway.

Tip Top said...

She's fab aint she?? I get BIG bags of goodies when she does a craft room clear out - so I know just how excited you were!!!

And she's lovely in real life too (and the girlies and Mr S!!)

Lucky, lucky you!!

PS I get scared when I look in other peoples mirrors - I never look like I expect myself to....