Well girls, oh I shouldn't be so rude, if there is a random boy reading, don't run away, you're welcome too ;) OK I have to tell you about my One World One Heart positively outrageously fantastic delivery, dead set, the postman must have thought I'd gone into an online frenzy, with a motorcycle packed with parcels from around the world... oh yes I was excited... oh yes I'm still excited, and I wanted to share them (visually & virtually ) with my mates reading this post
Sarah from Cookies & Lasers - Random musings & knitting adventures (great name for a blog) delighted me with this cosmic set of earrings :) A sweet little bundle of jewellery fun which felt was beamed from Quarks Holodecks & gaming area on Deep Space Nine to a driftwood mailbox in Coolum Beach... One of my big fantasies is when my girls become old enough is for us all to go to the casino with $50 each and hit the tables - yes I know, I'll never be awarded mother of the year, but they love me anyway :), who knows by then we could get 8 sided dice to play with, but in the meantime these are my lucky earrings, so if you are ever at the races in Australia & you see someone wearing these, come up & say Hi... Sarah was one of the highlights of OWOH and she's a knitting dynamo who sporadically blogs & watches sci-fi and I was so thrilled to make a new friend with someone so sweet & talented :)
MarieNeige Comes from a small village in France, I was able to choose 2 of her beautiful images from a collection of shots taken around her home and these are the two which MarieNeige had printed for me... I am so proud to hang these images of simple joy in my home, they are visual reminders of a lifestyle brimming with everyday beauty, making us realise how the extraordinary rests in the everyday and sometimes it just takes the unique eye of the photographer to point this out... Visiting MarieNeige was a treat, sort of like croissants on a Sunday, but the joy is longer lasting as I have the images on my walls to admire on a daily basis :)
Sara Oh my, I fell in love with Frankie! He basically wanted a cuddle as soon as he arrived and raced around the house checking out his new home, revelling in collections of stories about his peers in the bookshelves & settling into a comfy spot on the lounge to hang out with his new family, oh yeah, mutual love ;) The Creator of Frankie, Sara, has an Esty Shop and I reckon you should check it out, she does custom monsters too, so maybe you're thinking a little Vampire or Mummy, a knitted Zombie... an affordable one of a kind classic could enhance your life or be the gift you're looking for... spooky & sweet, these are totally adorable, quirky & appeals to my inner geek... so please take a peek :) (he he, it rhymes)
Marissa dabbles with many things and still makes time to create - along with embracing all life brings, her loving family, massage therapy, student nursing, singing & dancing she still manages to run an Etsy Shop (when do you sleep ;)) Marissa did these little fairy drawings for me in her own style and I have printed them out to laminate to make into fridge magnets! Now we can keep the most mundane of shopping lists on our fridge with a touch of fairy magic :)
Waxela is an inspired artist and I now have a permanent ray of sunshine in my home, a blooming flower fairy art doll with precious little green laces on her sunshine yellow boots, spring had been wrapped & tied with a velvet embossed ribbon & let's say I expected a swarm of bees to zero in on her sweetness when I unwrapped her. Waxela is a part of an EXTREMELY talented bunch of dollmakers which was where the seeds of my lust for these precious 3-D beings started, early in the OWOH journey... you can see more of Waxela's creations in her Etsy shop & check out the really cute cake toppers & her other characters too :)
I'll update if Mr Postman delivers another package ;) but I just want to say from me here on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, to you guys all over the world, for the gifts, for the beautiful posts during the event, to the wonderful babes that decided they would follow my blog (and I'm still getting around to calling in so have a cuppa ready :)) A huge sentiment, but a very small word...