Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Handmade gifts & cards

It has been a while since I last stopped in and I feel like I am always making excuses for my absence.

I am still alive, nothing new or exciting happening, just life.

I bought some gifts a while ago from Madeit and I was really impressed with them so I just had to share.

Both gifts were for my lovely Sisters in Law
My first purchase was from Bagdebliss and as usual I was a bit late to organise a gift so I arranged for the gift to be delivered directly to my Sister in Law. 

My SIL loved her gift and look at the lovely invoice that I received along with a bonus badge just for me!

The next gift was for my other SIL.

I found this beautiful beanie and apron from MirandasCreations

Both buys were the best value and the quality was excellent.


I often forget to check out Madeit and Etsy for gifts but it is definately worth it.

Unique hand made items make a really special gift.


I even managed to make a special card to go with the gift.


I  really enjoy making cards but only when I have the time, not when I am in a rush.


Is it terrible to admit that I recycled the paper from a gift someone gave to me.

It was just so pretty that I wanted to use it again.


Thursday, September 8, 2011


I am so blessed to have some wonderful friends.

Friends who are there for me when I need them, 

Friends who lift me up when I am down

Friends who understand when life is busy

Friends who help out when I need them

Friends who spoil me with gorgeous gifts

A special thanks to Lisa for this thoughtful pressie, 

Lisa makes and sells these beauties in her madeit store.

Thank you to all of my wonderful friends who make my life so good


Monday, September 5, 2011

Bags Bazaar

Guess what???? 

I wrote a guest post, for the first time ever!

Please pop over here to check it out.

The lovely Hazel from Hazel Loves Design is hosting me while she has a break because of surgery, so please pass on some bloggy love while you're there.

Have a great week


Friday, September 2, 2011

The Nest

I was lucky enough to win the lovely Sam's give away 

and I am even luckier because Sam is just so incredibly generous

The winner of her give away was to receive the beautiful baby sign, so imagine my delight when I opened the parcel and there was so much more!

I feel so spoiled and special, I just loving getting gifts

Sam has chosen so well even the card is so gorgeous that I am going to frame it

Thank you so very much my wonderful friend. 

If you haven't met Sam yet you should head straight over to visit her at The Nest or you can browse her etsy store

I looooove Sam's style, you can buy these cute pebble magnets as well as a huge range of cushions and I notice that Sam also has some Christmas goodies in stock.

Sam even thought about me while she was on holidays in France and sent me a copy of the French Marie Claire mag, I can't understand any of it but the pictures are delightful :-)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, the sun is shining here in Orange today and I am hoping it will last through the rest of the weekend. Nicholas has his soccer semi finals tomorrow so we'll be cheering them on in the morning and hopefully installing a new garage door in the afternoon! What have you got planned?