I've finally gotten around to put my 3D magnetic collage tins up in my Etsy shop this morning, here are a few examples close up:
Further I've finished two crowns for the Crown and Tiara swap, I've mentioned in my last post. I just wonder why my crowns always look more like pope hats?? I'm not sure if one of them is good enough to send it to my swap partner Ele. I think I'll have to make another one, somehow more tiara like.
This was my first attempt, knowing from her blog that Ele loves pink:
I'm not really happy with both of them yet, oh well!
I've also had some gorgeous mail from Andrea Singarella in my post box this week:
Ah there's nothing better than getting such beautiful mail, isn't it ?
Andrea has kindly send me my two fave US crafters magazines along with lot's of other beautiful goodies, like several sheets of her gorgeous vintage wallpaper, millinery flowers, velvet ribbons antique cabinet photos, vintage playing cards etc.pp! I totally love every bit! Thanks a lot Andrea! Oh btw I figured it took so long because it was opened by our customs duty. Who knows how long they needed to read through my magazines ;-) Anyway it was a pleasure to swap with you! I guess my parcel to you is still on it's way, but I hope it'll arrive at your door steps soon and that you'll love it as much as I do mine!
Here are some more close up photos of the goodies dear Andrea has sent to me! I can't wait for Andrea's webshop "One hundred wishes" to open soon, cause she makes the most wonderful creations with paper and vintage embellishemts one can imagine!
Lastly I like to show you a great find, which I came across recently. A very pretty wallpaper book from 2006. not vintage so of course, but nevertheless it has lot's of really gorgeous papers in soft lovely colors with toile de jouy, vichy caro, fleur de lys, polka dots, roses and other pattern, just everything a girl loves! :D If only I could stay at home all day and craft *sigh*
Then there is also something very sad which has happened in our blogging community lately. On Sunday our dear blogging friend Daisy Lupin aka Hilary from England has all of a sudden passed away after a short virus affection of some kind. That really came to me, as I'm sure for everyone else who knew dear Hilary as a big shock! I still can't believe it! Her daughter Lydia is keeping us updated through Hilary's blog: http://catsinthekitchenflorainthegarden.blogspot.com/ about what has happened. Bless Hilary, her family and friends which I send all my sympathies!
Let's enjoy every minute of our lives, now even more as before, as it can be over much too fast!