Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I won Lidi's basket!! (and mention of a couple of other things)


Recently Lidi Stroud, miniature basket maker extraordinaire, at Basketcase Miniatures offered this gorgeous shopping basket in her 100 Followers giveaway and I won it!!  I'm so excited about it, it's going to be so perfect for Emily to take to the market every day (you can read about Emily here).  The detail and perfection of Lidi's tiny baskets is just incredible.  I was lucky enough to receive one last year on my birthday and I just love it, I'm super lucky to now have another.  Thank you so much Lidi for your generousity, I'll truly treasure this little basket - it's going to give a real 'slice of life' to my French project.

Click here visit Lidi's Etsy store - maybe a little basket is just the treat you deserve for Christmas...

On another subject ... you're probably wondering if the little tree-stump house is ever going to be finished - well there has been a bit of lull in the proceedings because I'm recovering from surgery - I'm doing just fine but it's holding me back from getting busy in the workshop.  However, it won't be too long now and it should be finished ready for playtime.    And I'm just busting to get back to Emily's apartment above the brocante

Also a big welcome to a number of new Followers, always nice to see new faces, thanks for stopping by. 

And yes, I have noticed the number has gone a little over the 500, plus it was my 2nd Blog anniversary a few days ago, so some kind of giveaway celebration is appropriate - so many things to think about!  Will it happen before Christmas?  Let's wait and see...

32 comments:

Chelle said...

What a gorgeous basket, lucky you.

Léa said...

Bravo, Norma ... You had the chance to win this beautiful shopping basket and congratulations to Lidi who made it :). I can already see, inside, the beautiful vegetables from the market Mouffetard where I imagine Emily's great Parisian "brocante". It will not break on the left bank, in the heart of the Latin Quarter ...

dale's dreams said...

Congratulations, Norma, that basket is just divine. You are very lucky!

I hope you are all recovered quickly. :)

lamina @ do a bit said...

That basket is totally gorgeous... so hard to believe that it is minature! :)

lamina @ do a bit said...

That basket is totally gorgeous... so hard to believe that it is minature! :)

Cinderella Moments said...

I hope you have a fast recovery. And I hope you are feeling well. I love the basket! You are extremely lucky and I'm extremely jealous!!
hugs,
Caroline

Catherine said...

Congratulations on your GORGEOUS basket!!! I LOVE lidi's work!

Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery from your surgery. BIG HUG!!! Catherine XXX

Glenda said...

Luckyluckylucky to win the basket!! Lidi's work is brilliant!
Just the thing to cheer you up :D

Rosethé said...

quelle chance Norma, ce panier est superbe. J'ai hâte de le voir en situation dans votre nouveau projet.

Josje said...

A wonderful win Norma! I loved reading the story of Emily and the basket will be perfect for her.

I hope you will have a quick recovery from your surgery!

isabelle said...

Bonjour Norma,
Je ne connais pas le blog de Lidi et vais visiter de suite car son panier est remarquable et vous avez bien de la chance d'avoir été tirée au sort!
Belle journée!!
Isabelle

Anonymous said...

wow! amazing detail - you are very lucky. Doris

SaMiRa73 said...

Hi Norma! I hope you will be feeling good and completely fit soon!
This is a great win, I´m really jealous but it fits perfectly to Emily and her brocante. I`m looking forward to your next posts to see more! Hugs, Sandra

Eliana said...

Parabéns por ser a vencedora desse maravilhoso sorteio!

Susanne said...

Congratulations, Lucky you, the basket is wonderful!

Pity said...

Enhorabuena!!! El cesto es precioso, ha tenido mucha suerte.

Besos

Caroline said...

How lucky for you...the basket is lovely. She did a wonderful job.

The Old Maid said...

Congrats Norma! What a great win!:)

Jennifer Rydell@Plushpussycat said...

Congratulations, Norma! The basket is fabulous! Maybe you'll be lucky again in my Big Miniatures Giveaway: http://www.plushpussycat.com/2011/11/big-miniatures-giveaway.html :-)

rosanna said...

Oh so lovely!

La Belle Cuisine / ShabbyParis said...

Beautiful basket! Congrats!
hug
Marina

Sans! said...

I hope you recuperate well, Norma. I am glad to see you are on the mend.

Can't wait to see your tree house and you are one lucky gal to have won Lidi's basket!

Annie said...

Congratulation on both blog anniversary, growing number of followers and indeed on the beautiful giveaway. The basket is stunning work and thanks for sharing the link :0)

I just checked your first blog post and guess what Norma, we both made launced our blogs on nov. the 18th. What a funny coincidence ;0)

Hugs and best wishes for quick recovery...

Lucille said...

So very nice to see you back, Norma! I do hope you are feeling much better. Please take very good care of yourself and don't stress about the giveaway. It will happen when it happens. That's all there is to it. Your little basket is perfect! I'm so happy for you that you won it. What a talented lady Lidi is! I was looking at Emily's bed above the brocante. My goodness, it's so adorable. Did you make it?

Mona said...

Norma, congratulations! Lucky you, the basket is very beautiful!
Mona

Margaret said...

Lovely basket Norma,I hope you are feeling much better after surgery, can't wait to see more of your tree house.

Becky said...

Congratulations on your lovely win, hope you are recovering well. Love the idea of a story behind your Brocante, it brings it all to life. The tree-house is so cute too, I may need to borrow that idea sometime for my children in a few years!

Zuzu said...

This little basket is amazing! Congratulations, Norma!

Hope you get to feeling better soon!
~ Zuzu

Lady Jane said...

You lucky girl, you!!! Cheers, LJ

Lataina said...

You lucky, lucky girl!!! Hope you are recovering well. =)

Puppenstubennostalgie said...

Hey Norma, ich wollte nicht versäumen Ihnen Adventsgrüße zu senden und Ihnen noch einen schöne Vorweihnachtszeit zu wünschen.

Liebe Grüße PuNo / Monika

Piikko said...

Congratulations Norma!
The basket is beautiful.
- I started my first dollhouse two years ago and it is not ready yet. I hardly started with it.:D So I do not wonder... I hope you are feeling better after surgery. I wait for your giveaway before x-mas..or after....;) Hugs, piikko