Friday, June 15, 2007

Sunshine & Random Bit of News

Finally! The sun is out. It's been a dark and stormy week here in Manhattan. I actually heard loud booming thunder! I'll tell you, that is rare here in the big city. But today is gorgeous and breezy and I wish it were like this always.

So what's on tap for the weekend? I'm heading over to Leigh Ann's tomorrow to thrift and just have some good old fashioned girl talk. LA, you'd better brew a big old pot of that delicious strong coffee you make!

I've been very blessed to receive not one but TWO sweet aprons from Leigh Ann.

The orange one is from a thrifted Martha Stewart dish towel (look at that cute rick rack!) and the other is from a thrifted pillow case. I was with LA when she found both of these items and it was neat to see them transformed.

Look at how pretty this case is! The border made it perfect for the apron. Thanks, LA!


I also received a lovely gift from the Jungle Dream Pagoda! If you haven't been there you really must visit. The scenery is divine and natives are restless. ;)

Lisa-Gabrielle had a little contest for her blog-o-versary (and I still don't know how to find out where you get that date from, anyone?? I'd like to celebrate mine!) and had a haiku writing contest and I was one of the lovely winners!!

How cute is that lovely apron! She also included a vintage tin that I commented on when she first showed it on her blog. I have one that matches it exactly. Plus there is some vintage wrapping paper, a cute kit to make elf ornaments, some adorable little baubles and wonderful children's books which I'll probably use in my collages. Thanks again, LG!


I did a miniature swap with Natasha at Rickrack & Ribbons. You can go here and see what I made for her. It's a doll house birthday party. :) It was so fun to come up with ways to make things in miniature. I know once my dollhouse is set up I'll become obsessed with all things small. I included a little chocolate cake from The Doll House Bakery a la Turkey Feathers. So cute! I can't wait to see what Natasha made for me. :)


Remember my bird swap with Jen? How can you forget that awesome apron?? If you go here you can see some WAY better photos of the lovely goodies she sent to me. :)


Today is the last day to sign up for the Summer Fun Swap at Sweet Goodness Swaps! Get your names in ASAP and join the fun! I can't wait to see all the imaginative containers everyone comes up with.


Have a wonderful weekend friends! Wish me luck on some "hope to finds" at the thrift store with LA tomorrow.



Sarah and Jack said...

Strange, all of my entries are dated. Maybe your first is dated on your blogger dashboard?

Anyway, the first 2 entries are before April 17, 2006. (on your blog, not mine.)

flanthrower said...

Wow! So many swaps! Where do you find the time??

Heidi said...

You're goign to laugh: Just go to your first post and the date is right on it. That's your blogversary!

Yard Sale Princess said...

I just wanted to acutally comment on one of your other posts. The post you had a few days ago for a "thrift barter site". I have to tell you that it is an awesome idea and after listing my three favorite things to collect...I actually bartered with another thrifter. We have plans to barter again. Thanks for opening this forum up to us. I have made a beautiful new friend and I thank you for that!

jungle dream pagoda said...

I am so happy you liked your stuff!That apron out of the pillowcase is wonderful,the other gals told you how to find your date,actually I was celebrating 100 posts,so i'm gonna bore you all silly again on my blogaversary!!!

Peta said...

Lisa-Gabrielle gave you some gorgeous things! I love those tiny doll house things you made, you must have a lot of patience!

Vallen said...

I love that flowered pillowcase/apron. What a find and what a gift!!!


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