Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Creative Space: 24 Hour Party People

Oh my, it's been a very BIG 24 hours here! Yesterday morning, a most wonderful present arrived from the wonderful Mitsy of Art Mind. I was undoing the layers of divine packaging with exclamations of delight and disbelief at how incredibly generous she is. Suddenly, I remembered that I should be taking photos of these goodies before I devoured all the chocolate etc ;) Mitsy had a giveaway (inspired by Lisa from The Red Thread) where she decided to send a thank you gift to the 3 people who commented most on her blog... and I was lucky enough to be one of them. I certainly wasn't expecting so many goodies - isn't she just so lovely?


Look at these divine ceramic pieces with Mitsy's trademark Matryoshka dolls - all with a gorgeous crackle glaze on them. Another flower piece she has put in one of her handmade boxes - did you catch her tutorial on how to make these? Have a peek here.


There were many yummy chocolates... sadly all gone now!


Totally amazing craft supplies, including some crochet cotton... *in love*... felt that Mitsy had dyed herself and some handmade felted coasters with instructions about how to do it myself... *bliss*

And two surprise packages for my girls who got to open them yesterday afternoon and they just love them, Mitsy - thank you so much! Thank you so much for everything Mitsy - I am just blown away by how very lovely you are :)

But wait! There's more... I was just about to blog about this gorgeous girl when another amazing thing happened... My friend from Chicago was suddenly at my doorstep! Surprise! Oh my, it's been 24 hours of partying around here people! Sarah has left now but it's been a big day and a big night, meticulously planned by Sarah and my hubby to my total ignorance, but oh we've had some fun! To say I'm a tad delicate this morning would be an understatement! ;)

So, my creative space? Well, that happened before yesterday obviously! I made my embroidered doily into a brooch.



Find more creative spaces (hopefully smaller ones!) at Kirsty's at Kootoyoo.

32 comments:

Kirsty said...

Loving your package from Mitsy & super loving your doily brooch.

Clair said...

Wow Kylie! I think your embroidered doily looked great before, but it looks fantastic as a brooch!

And, we all know Mitsy just happens to be lovely, right? But since you are too, I'm so pleased you got something lovely and had a great day x

june at noon said...

What lucky girl you are! You have some amazing things there, and I love the doily!

e l k said...

wow I call this a big celebration surprises AND gifts with chocolate!!

Gina said...

Oh goodness, how terrific. I love ALL the stuff Mitsy sent you... good on you for being such an avid supporter of her talent! And got to love a surprise visit. Happy recovery...

Kate said...

I adore your brooch! When we named our eldest, those colours were what I had in my mind.

Aussie-waffler said...

oh how lucky are you ? What a superb package from Mitsy, and a surprise visitor, excellent. The doily looks beautiful as a brooch, I just love the blue and silver together.

Lola Nova said...

Oh my, what wonderful things to get in the post!
Your brooch is most beautiful, I love it!

teddybearswednesday said...

Your brooch is beautiful, and so are the things you received. SO lovely about your friend too.

homehearthappiness said...

The new brooch you made is beautiful - it's a good job it was finished before today because it might have been somewhat difficult to get the delicate stitching so neat in your delicate state!!! And how lucky receive such a great package in the post. x

caramela said...

Wow Kylie, what a fabulous package, so many goodies!!!and a lovely surprise! (hug,hug for today..)
Tha brooch is gorgeous-a real gem!Beautiful colors that result from all the stitched layering-
Annamaria xx

Tammy James said...

Gorgeous Goodies! lucky you kylie.
Your brooch looks great! Well Done.

Christina Lowry said...

The brooch is fantastic! I though you were going to say you won it too until I recognised the doily embroidery! Love the goodies you won too. The girls must have been so excited to be given something too.

Sounds like you have been having some fun. How sweet is your husband to organise something like that for you. :)

ArtMind said...

Wootwoot, Kylie! I'm so happy it arrived and that you love it all! Can't believe all the chocolate is gone already! But I suppose your friend from Chicago helped you with that! LOL
Happy too that the girls enjoyed their little package!
Thanks for being such a supportive and fun friend! :)

The brooch is incredible! I can't believe how perfect it is - the edges, the embroidery,... well the whole thing! You have a lot of patience! :)

Carmenesque said...

Wow wow wow these look so great, now I'm a bit jealous :)

lisa stubbs said...

I loved reading about your fab gift, just lovely! I love days like that where everything goes perfectly! love your brooch:)

Ooty said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the way you do your embroidery!!!!Just beautiful!!
And as for your last 24h =D sound like super great fun to me!!! Mitsy is super sweet - I happened to be in touch with her and she is very sweet and kind as you said (and all can see =D)
And friends visit from so far is always great cheer for the heart!
xo

Meagan said...

what a lovely story- you've got lots good karma floating around you. love your brooch and the silver lining- i still think it's the perfect amount. xo m.

Tania said...

Hooley cadooley! How on earth is the rest of the week going to live up to the first bit?

Sally said...

Wow - that has certainly been a fantastic 24 hours. Great stuff. Love all the things that you received from Misty but my favourite is the brooch you made - awesome stitching & great colours. Lovely.

yardage girl said...

Brilliant post - thanks for sharing your wonderful 24 hours with us - some days it doesn't get much better than that!! Love the doiley brooch too.

Cherry said...

What an amazing surprise! You lucky thing x

Nikki Cardigan said...

What a wonderful reason to send someone a gift... I love it! And what beautiful things you received Kylie. And then the fantastic surprise of your friend. Good for her and her husband to keep it a secret. Fantastic!

Oh, and the brooch is amazing!

ingermaaike said...

Whhooot what an amazing package!
And then yet more fun .
Life can be so very wonderful :-D

happyment said...

Your creative space is fantastic!

handmade romance said...

wow an amazingly generous package of goodies indeed. i received some adorable items in the artist exchange of misty - one talented lady!

i love the blue brooch too, so perfect. you create the most lovely details x


and thanks for all of your lovely comments on my blog. it sounds like you are in for one fantastic adventure yourself. i am definitely a little envious ; )

enjoy your day x

tikki said...

Oh wow!!! what a wonderful and exciting time!

the brooch is gorgeous

Veja cecilia said...

wow, I´m happy that you bought "ranka" from envelop:)

alessandra said...

I really like that brooch :)

inaluxe said...

Hi Kylie, what a choc(kers) 24 hours! ha ha ha. sorry, just had to! So many lovely things in such a small time - I love that. :)

Tweed Delights said...

What a beautiful package! I love your doily brooch - really pretty :) Glad you had a fun day - my craft fair went well too!
Alison :)

handmaiden said...

Kylie, what great presents and such a surprise to have yr friend drop in.....wish mine from o/s could do the same. have a great week