I almost hate to admit it, but I've won a couple of more wonderful prizes that haven't arrived just yet. So I guess I will be posting an unofficial Part 3 in the next week or so. (Did I mention that I have this thing about entering drawings, especially for handmade lovelies?)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Part 2 of my greedy, giveaway gluttony continues. But first, I'd like to apologize to all of the lovely gift-givers for the delay in posting about their wonderful prizes. I have been very lax in showing my appreciation for what they've given me. Thank you ladies, so very much! Now on to some lovelies....
Octoberfarm sent this neat, jaw-dropping package when I won her great giveaway just before Halloween. The presentation was so gorgeous that I almost didn't want to open it. (I knew what lovely, direct from Salem treats were awaiting me though, so I didn't resist!)
This little owl is so adorable! I was so tickled to find him nestled in the packaging. (side note: I have always had a real affinity with owls - I've had a collection of them for years. We currently have a pair of Great Horned Owls that live on the property. Yay!) Back to the goody: I managed to get the photos above, but I didn't get a chance to have my photo snapped in the lovely outfit yet (been a little swamped around here lately, will get to it soon though, I promise!) For now, you can see the lovely ensemble and more on the giveaway here , along with a cute picture of her daughter in the outfit. Her blog has the most amazing photography. A real treat, not to be missed!
Fe at Rad Linc Crafts chose my name as one of her winners for these lovely treats below. Pretty funny since she is almost a neighbor up Highway 99 north of us! It's amazing how large and small our world can be at the same time.
The giftcard holder will be put to very good use in a little over a month or so (already?). I really like how she did the cute little fabric gift tags. What a great way to personalize and spiffy up packages or treats this holiday season. I'm keeping the pretty bookmark for myself, in fact it's already been put to use in my current book. Fe has a great new tutorial for clothespin gift tags which can be found on her blog here . She makes crafting a little easier for us all.
These beautiful glass beads were sent to me from Cathi of Bead Brains just for being one of the lucky commenters on her post. Unfortunately, my photo doesn't do justice to her lovely original beads. They are so pretty. She has some amazing creations on her site. I'm looking forward to incorporating them into one of my upcoming projects. She just recently announced the opening of a new Etsy shop for supplies and de-stashing here. Check out both stores!
My new friend Nydia made this darling little skull mobile which I won in one of Mrs B's daily drawings for the month of October. She sent me the pretty mobile plus the sweet little cat (I think she got a hint that I have a love of kitties!). Such a neat prize to receive, all the way from Brazil. Nydia has an awesome Etsy shop called Carioca Witch where you can find more of her great OOAK (one of a kind) pieces, crafted of felt and other materials. Be sure to go by and show her some love!
This darling little zippy pouch and coin purse arrived accompanied by this cute little Tasmanian Devil postcard. While he looks nothing like my Looney Toon friend, he does have his own charms! These goodies came from Cindy at 2Paw . I don't know how I have survived this long without a coin purse. Gramma always had one and now so do I! (Both pouches are so cute, they make my purse look pretty shoddy!)
Cindy has some great tutorials as well as gorgeous photos and posts about her beautiful canine companions: Peri Naughty (the little sweetie who chose my name as the winner), Lorelai Gilmore, and Harki-Parki-Parker-Posey. Check out the latest post here. They are real cuties!