Thursday, May 27, 2010

Prizes and surprises

Firstly I should apologise to both Susan and Glenda for taking so long to post about these wonderful things they have sent me.

I was so lucky to receive these lovely little things in Susan's (minicrochetmad) recent giveaway, all handcrafted by her. The fine texture and perfection of Susan's miniature crochet really has to be seen with your own eyes to appreciate it. The little trug is so cute isn't it! The kitchen utensils were a surprise inclusion and really appreciated because they were just what I'd been thinking were missing from my kitchen. Thank you Susan!

A little while ago Glenda (Peppercorn minis) contacted me asking if I'd like some of her late mother's vintage cotton handkerchiefs to use for linen and clothing. I was so touched that she would think of offering me some things that had belonged to her mother. Of course I accepted gratefully (and I hope graciously) and waited for the package to arrive from New Zealand. When I saw the Customs Declaration I couldn't help thinking the Customs clearance staff must have thought it was very odd that anyone would mail a bunch of 'used handkerchiefs' :) They could never have understood that they are treasures! This is just one of the lovely handkerchiefs. Many are trimmed with beautiful lace. That's not all that was in the package - Glenda had included some of her fabulous handmade leather journals and woven baskets which I've admired on her blog many times. The little white journal (made from an old kid glove) is small enough to look 'at home' in the 1:16 house, as are the two smallest baskets. They would also be suitable for a 1:12 house too, in my smaller house they become 'medium/large' size where as in a bigger house they would be 'small/medium'. (If you would like to have a journal or basket or two of your very own Glenda has a link to her Etsy shop on her blog).

Thank you so much Susan and Glenda, I really appreciate all of these wonderful treasures.

If you don't know Susan and Glenda's blogs I encourage you to click on their names and take a look - you won't be disappointed!


Margaret said...

Congratulations Norma, your prize and surprises are fabulous, lucky you! You'll make good use of Glenda's wonderful gift of her mum's vintage handkerchiefs I know. Look forward to seeing what you've done on the Brocante.

Glenda said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Norma - it's a pleasure to think of mum's hankies being used as minis.
And thanks for the link, my Etsy shop has suffered from neglect lately. I hope to redress that later in June, I intend to have a sale while I make more stock.

Susan said...

Glad you're happy with the odds and ends Norma. I love the goodies from Glenda, those wee journals are awesome! Not to mention what you can do with the gorgeous handkerchiefs and baskets.

Merry Jingle said...

Wonderful things you've gotten, Glendas baskets are so nice as are the journals :)

And those potholders - how in the earth can Susan crochet so small? Amazing :)

The Old Maid said...

Beautiful minis! Congrats Norma!

Glenda said...

Ok, I've looked and looked but I just can't see how Susan crochets sooo finely! Isn't it amazing!
Makes me want to try crochet again, it hasn't seen the light of day since the 80s!!

Meli said...

Congratulations Norma!!! They are real treasures and so lovely!!
They have been very generous.
Warm regards,

Ingrid said...

I can believe that you're happy with those gifts, they are fabulous
groetjes Ingrid

Flora said...

I love the perfection with which these treasures are made and even more the generosity of you who sent them :-)

Carmen L said...

Preciosos regalos Norma, es un verdadero placer ver cosas tan bellas!!.Fecicidades

Puppenstubennostalgie said...


ich beneide Dich. Wunderschöne Schätze hast Du da bekommen.

Liebe Grüße an Dich PuNo/Monika

Natascha said...

Very beautiful prize and suprise.

Greetings Natascha

Peach Blossom Hill said...

What fabulous treasures, Norma! I love them all! Yes, vintage handkerchiefs are quite a treasure!


Carol said...

Such beautiful things that would add to any setting! I can't wait to see how you use them.

Piikko said...

Beautiful little things
you have gotten!
Greetings, piikko