Friday, May 25, 2007

Catching up


FIRST THINGS FIRST

**Disclaimer.....Heavy picture post

I think things have settled a bit..for now and I have been dying to show off this great mag swap I received from Valerie!! You can see what I sent her on her blog as I did not take pics before I mailed.



This is my first ever copy of Marie Claire Ideas.....I cannot tell you how fun this was to receive!! Especially on a particularly ucky day. I innocently check my mail and find this lovely package complete with a bag or two of tea to help me relax while I indulged in some much needed quiet me and Marie time.

Valerie also included this pretty pin and two beautiful postcards, one which depicted the incredible area that she lives in!!
Notice I did not photograph the picture on the outside because.......Look at how beautiful her handwriting is. I am so taken with the artistry of it!!


Lovely fabric and French linen too

I love these little pieces she sent for applique.

Now how about a peek inside? I know the pictures are a bit rough but a girl has to work with what she has.

Fellow bloggers (is it me or am I becoming preachy...fellow bloggers hehe) don't you think these are the cutest little containers? I must make them, I must make them - the latter in on a loop in my brain every time I look at this page. Where does a person find a six egg carton?

This mag is killing me because I cannot read French, I can however pull out a pretty believable accent...somehow that does not help me in this case.


Yes there are even instructions for the bowls and they also have plates!!


Ummmmm Yummy above and Yummy below


If you can't find me it is because I moved into this room, how great would my sewing machine look against that wallpaper.....Pure inspitation I tell you..


Valerie this was a wonderful package!! Have I thanked you enough?

I would also like to thank everyone for their congrats on my graduation, which was splendid, you guys are so kind and it meant a lot to have so many nice comments! I will post pictures as soon as my mom figures out how to e-mail them to me.

Tune in tomorrow to see my treasures from a fabric lovers dream garage sale!!




4 comments:

amandajean said...

looks like a lovely little parcel!

Katie Jean said...

what a nice package! I have that issue of MCI and I loooooooove it! It's such a great magazine!

Valérie said...

never would I have thought I'd see my handwriting somewhere online ?!!!
i'm blushing ! but i promise i'll sign all my autographes...
so sweet of you !
part 2 will be something homemade... can't tell you when , so that'll be a surprise in your mailbox...

Anonymous said...

Hello. My name is Alexandra and I'm a 35 years old parisian woman. I'm just discovering your blog and I wanted to let you know that I own all the issues of Marie Claire Idées since the first number. And, even if I have to improve my english, perhaps I will be able to help you if you need explanations about articles in Marie Claire. You can write me at my adress which is alex.ensor@laposte.net. Oups, I was forgetting just to tell you my name is ALexandra. Do not hesitate, I would be very happy to hear and read from you and to help you if you need. And congratulations for all pretty things you make...

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