Friday, June 20, 2014

lucky me!


Another birthday came my way last week, I didn't do anything outstanding, just mooched about at home, drinking coffee & stitching. But what was outstanding was my birthday presents! Let me have a wee show & tell with you.


My friend Megan in the south made this lovely felted wool cover for this antique spool & put the nice scissors with them. She also sent me some some lovely wooden house buttons that she bought from House on the Hill along with instructions on how to paint my 'winter' house garland. Painting is not something I am very confident with, but I did have fun & they turned out pretty good. . . . . . . . . . so I thought!



            Next, (this is a photo heavy post, so hang in there, or leave my blog now!)



Look at this awesome pin keep! Beautiful felted wool bird to keep my pins safe. Barbara made a lovely job of this. I like the fact that the bird has two sides, so I can turn the bird to what colour I fancy. I understand this pattern came from a Primitive Quilts magazine.


Thank you to my friend Julie for making this beautiful Winter angel doll. Gosh I was so amazed by her! Julie put a note on the parcel that this doll was made for her winter loving friend. That I am, I love winter, strange some folks think, but I like the fire going, soup cooking & just cuddling up under quilts.



I have several of Julie's handmade dolls & I love each one of them. I like this angels tea dyed linen dress & berry wreath halo.


Raewyn made me this cute wall hanging, with the sweetest twisted wire hanger. Wool felt flowers, Yoyo's & buttons, thanks so much! I have hung this from a stack of old suitcases, for now.

I have shared with you my handmade presents, because aren't they just lovely? But I did get many other beautiful presents too. A lovely antique looking sewing box, hand cream, marsh mellows in a sweet dish, a scarf, soap, a novel, jam and some pretty cards.
I feel very lucky indeed by the generosity & thoughtfulness of my friends. Hugs to each of you.

When I had my visit with Julie a couple of weeks ago apart from Opshopping, we made a primitive looking string jar each from old Agee jars.


Julie took me to a wonderful scrapbooking shop in Hamilton, called Paperzone. They had some lovely papers, but what I liked best was the charms, have a look at the antique looking key I attached to the luggage tag.


We stamped & glued & cut bits n' bobs up & generally made a mess! Something a bit different for me, it's nice to try new things. I understand Julie will make these to sell in her shop.
 I tried crocheting with some friends the other evening, but I have nothing to show you, lets just say for now I have two many thumbs to take on crocheting! One day.

Wishing you all a happy weekend, winter or summer, wherever you are in the world.


14 comments:

  1. Yes lucky lucky you Leeanne - some gorgeous birthday treasures there .... I'll take one of each please :-)
    Love them all & I am sure you will find special homes for all of them. Happy weekend x0x0

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  2. Happy birthday, your gifts are gorgeous. I love the string of houses you made too, just beautiful and the string holder! Very clever!!

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  3. Lovely gifties, Leeanne - such a fabulous haul :-) Your string jars are a neat idea, love the charm you found to put on it. Don't worry, a few more lessons and you will be crocheting with the rest of us!

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  4. Big Birthday Hugs Leeanne xxxx Your gifts are beautiful andf I am glad you were spoilt. I love them all.

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  5. Loving the photos, and prezzies and didn't you do well with the painting of houses....Megan chose well. You have too many thumbs for crochet, I think I have farmer hands!!!! They get in the way of the hook :-) Hugs xxxxx

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  6. So many gifts crafted by hand is evidence of many caring friends--which means you must be a good friend to them, Leeanne! Looks like you were treated well for your birthday--such lovely treasures!

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  7. What fabulous friends you have Leeanne. So nice of them to gift you such pretty things made with their hands and their hearts. You are one lucky girl. Rae.

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  8. Oh you got spoiled! Happy birthday! Love the pincushion especially.

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  9. Luck has nothing to do with you getting fabulous gifts, you are obviously a beautiful friendly person!! Happy birthday to you!!!!!! I bet it was a lovely day too. You get back what you give out, remember. <3

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  10. What a lucky girl... you'll be wanting to have birthdays every week! I think the best bit is that all the presents are so well suited to you... obviously you have friends who know you well! Loved seeing the photos of your folks and your adventures away... looks like you had fun!

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  11. Happy Birthday for last week, lovely gifts, such a nice thing to receive handmade gifts from friends who know you well. Glad you had fun.

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday! You got some really nice gifts.

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  13. Happy belated birthday!!! So nice to see the lovely gifts your friends have given you!

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