Friday, August 20, 2010

Handmade pretty inside and out...

In no particular order are some lovely handmade gifts I received recently for my birthday. Don't you love it when there is a surprise element inside?

My friend Marty hand knitted and then felted this wonderful bag! I cannot wait until it is a bit cooler so I can start using it.

Inside is a beautiful fabric lining!

You might remember some gifts that I received from April. Amongst them was this fab Julie Whitmore faience style mug...with a donkey!

Inside there is a star!

My darling grand-daughter (who is eleven) made this fantastic caterpillar mug.

Inside there is a scene!

Remember the wonderful donkey April made?

Inside there is a star
to make a wish on!

Such talented people! I am so lucky to have so many family members and friends who are talented artists. Thank you all!

Now I must remind you to visit Martha and Jane. The drawing for the needle felted birdie giveaway will happen this afternoon!

Oooh...weekend is nearly here. Better get going here and get some work done!

As always,

enjoy the day

and happy weekend!


Flutterby Patch said...

My absolute favoutite is your grand-daughter's mug. What a talented girl she is. My dollies would love that style.

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Your grand daughter is an upcoming artist, Julie Whitmore has to watch out!
I have a beautiful necklace with a rabbit that Julie has made, I wear it often!
April´s donkey has just the right attitude and maybe he can live in the wonderful bag, so he can follow you wherever you go!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Your bag is beautiful and your grandaughter's mug is delightful. Thanks for visiting my blog. Terrace Hill is a beautiful Mansion, pleased that you liked it!
Hugs, Carolyn

April said...

Oh Marty!!! That bag is THE BEST! I just want touch and hug- it looks so soft! And the flowers are lovely- it is Fantastic!!! And the caterpillar mug is SO CREATIVE AND CLEVER! To think your Grand daughter built and painted the mug herself! She is so very talented- like her Grandma! I would love such a mug for my tea- the caterpillar would make me smile every morning! Besutiful treasures for a lady we ADORE!!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. You certainly have a very talented family.

Beth said...


Such lovely treasures from the special people in your life.


AngelMc said...

Wow!! As we say down here in Mississippi, girl you racked up!!
I love everything. The caterpillar mug is just adorable, the purse--made me sigh, the donkey--just too cute for words, the donkey cup--is making me smile right now. I'm glad you received so many wonderful deserve that and more.