Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My giveaway surprise prizes revealed

This is the 'surprise package' that the winner of my recent giveaway, Jennybee, received: an aged table and cupid with a little set of mini mail as well as the set of doilies.  

The mini mail was included for everyone who won the doiley sets (I didn't realise until I saw this photo that I'd forgotten to 'age' the edges of the envelope and postcards!).  The tiny photo in the envelope is of my mother as a young girl.  She's now becoming a bit famous in the mini world - oh how she would blush at the thought.

A few of you have noticed that I haven't been very active around Blogland for a while - I've got quite a lot of non-mini projects going on at the moment which are taking my time and attention but I hope to see more of what you're all doing soon - as well as get back to doing some mini work myself!

My 'guilty secret' is that the dollhouse for the little girls hasn't progressed beyond what you see on the post of 25 January :(   If I don't get busy on that again very soon it'll be lucky to be delivered by NEXT Christmas!  I hope I'll be back shortly with some progress to show you :)

And lastly a note to say 'HI' to new Followers, thanks for dropping by!  


Plushpussycat said...

I adore your mini mail, Norma! I have since I first saw your blog a year ago! :-) Jennifer

Cinderella Moments said...

I think that is such a cute prize. The mini mail is perfect. Even without the aging! I love that you are making your mother into a celebrity. So sweet!

Unknown said...

Hi Norma
I loved the gift, the letters and photo was A lovely surprise, they will be going into my big project the victorian house, do not worry about the time it is taking you I have been working on my victorian house for 2 years and only have 3 rooms done, other things keep getting in the way,

Ilona said...

I liked your gifts to the winner very much, Norma. The minimail is wonderful.
My canalhouse is build more then 10 years ago!! and still I did not start to furnish it. That's because my real life kept me very very busy. But it will happen......ever ;)
Hugs, Ilona

Jennybee said...

I would have never thought the mail needed aging they are awesome! Thank you again soo much Norma. Have a great mini day.

SaMiRa73 said...

Oh Norma! Your giveaway is gorgeous!
The aged table looks great as does the angle. And I am kind of touched as you added your mom´s picture to your mini mail, it´s wonderful.
I have three houses here, none is ready. Sometimes I prefer to work on the witch´s house, than the cottage again..nothing gets ready. But what fun I have with not-getting-ready! The girls will also be happy to get the house for Christmas :-)))
Hugs, Sandra

malu2 said...

Hola Norma!!!
Fui la ganadora de tu estupendo regalo, ya te lo dije por mail, me encantó este pequeño correo con la foto de tu madre cuando era niña,a sido un detalle fantastico, ademas de muy bien hecho, mi casita es Shabby pero tus cartas iran en un sitio muy especial de mi casita.
Muchas gracias!!!
Besos de las Malu´s.MªLuisa.

Flora said...

Dear Norma, I take this opportunity to come and say hello :-)
I have not spent a bright winter, but now we are at the end (now the sun is great!) And it is time to return to the usual good mood :-)
I embrace you with great affection and I hope to see very soon progress on your many miniature projects :-)
Lovely mail today :-)

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful gift! The mini-mail is so fun! :)

Fabiola said...

Wonderful gifts.
Bye Faby

cockerina said...

Dear Norma, my home mountain, hut the much-hyped in my blog, has been stalled for many years now, I'm ashamed to say this because a little good will be enough to finish it .. but sometimes life (or should I say the fear of making mistakes, and start over) takes over ... I am sure that even if Christmas, your home for girls will be much appreciated!
the photo of your mom in your mail is delicious!
kisses, Caterina

Maria Ireland said...

Wonderful gifts. The mini mail is beautiful. Lol you are not the only one trying to get a house finished. My little cottage only has 4 rooms and its still not finished :)
Hugs Maria

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

Un regalo precioso, segurísimo que estará emocionada al recibir este fantástico regalo, saludos :)

Ascension said...

Un fantastico regalo, me encantan esas cartas.
Seguro que cuando lo haya recibido habra estado encantada.
besitos ascension

Sandra said...

Norma, the mini mail is very realistic. What a lovely give-away you had. I'm sure that your mother would have been honoured even if she was embarrassed. Hugs, Sandie