Thursday, August 12, 2010

Treasure Hunting and Sweet Friends

Well, what a crazy, art-filled week it's been here in the mad-house! I have quite a few photos to share...

Firstly, do you remember Vanessa's lovely Mad Tea Party a while back? Well I entered a little giveaway over at darling Wendy's blog She is such a sweet girl, please pop in and say hi...anyway, it is with great excitement that I can tell you that I won a prize! (I never win anything!)

Just look at this beautiful charm she made me...and the darling cuff in the photo above (Wendy knows how much I love dress-ups). I can't tell you what a thrill it was when this arrived in the mail - thankyou so much Wendy x

My next piece of exciting news is you remember earlier in the year when I met the divine Miss Jo of Well, she invited me along to meet some of her friends at this shabby vintage junk extravaganza...

Here I am with Jo, Sandy and another blogger, Alicia of I managed to bring home a few treasures, then shared a lovely lunch with my new friends. (Isn't this blogworld incredible?)

When I knew I was catching up with Jo again, I decided to make her a gift...I haven't tried altering books before, but it was something I have been wanting to try for a while. Man, I had so much fun making this, but my kitchen bench looked like a craft shop exploded for the past few days, ha ha!

I really got lost in this project, and because the book I found was Enid Blyton's Circus Book, I went with the circus theme, so the ideas came thick and fast...

I can't wait to make more of these - the possibilities are endless! You could try one with a theme, like I have, or just create something beautiful with lovely photos and inspirational quotes...even favourite recipes or a journal to paint or write are only limited by your imagination!

So, I was thinking how much fun would it be to begin one, then have like a round robin where we send it on to the next person and they embellish a page with their art and then send it the end everyone has their own book with artist's work from all over the world! Who's with me? I'm sure I could organise it...please say you'll think about it?

I hope everyone has a magical weekend...I am pooped, so intend to have a lazy one at home in front of the fire x


  1. Oh lucky you! DeLovely winnings. I love love love the bloggy world, although I have only had the pleasure of meeting one friend in person, I do correspond with several. How lovely that you actually live near some of yours. Love altered books. A paper store here has a round-robin altered book project going. Very lovely. **happy Friday** Deb

  2. Oh, I love the book. I love the circus theme. I have always thought the traveling carnivals and circus was such a mysterious and enchanting place to be. In one of my lifes I would like to travel with the carnival.
    Your visit to the junk extravaganza just sounds wonderful. I so wish I lived close. It would be so fun to join in an adventure.
    I am glad you had fun. The book is absolutely ENCHANting. I love it. I am going to start working on my own. Thank you for inspiring.
    Everyday is a dress up day, but I feel a Blog party dress up coming on. I will have to see what I can conjure up. HEhehehehe..
    YOur friend from Wonderland

  3. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes on my blog today!!! What a day it's been! :) I looooove your blog and will be back often to visit... Hugs, Silke

  4. Looks like a great time. The gift that you made is beautiful. What a lucky girl Jo is. I read her blog also and really enjoy both yours and hers! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Yay..what a fabulous post..I looove your creations..shine on..keep creating they are fantastic eye candy!! Lovely treasure you won..hooray..congrats!! and I would so love to jump in and hang out wiht y'all and shop..such fun!!
    Thanks for another beautiful fun spirited post..i so appreciate magic of your blog and always know my visit here will be full of enchantment and happines!! Yay!

  6. Hi, I am the Mum of Shelley who had a booth at SJV where we met Alicia et al. You have posted some beautiful pictures. Great time was had by all. Shelley doesn't have a blog - yet. Still working on it.

    Blessings and bliss

  7. Well.....I just LOVE your book!! I have never altered a book before.....but I am so willing to try it out! Can you tell how it's done? If you set up this round robin.....I would SO be in on it!!!! Keep us posted!

  8. What fun you had my dear. It is so nice to meet up with blogging friends.
    I adore your book...soooo creative.

    Happy Monday sweet one...I guess it is Tuesday in your part of the happy Tuesday. xoxo

  9. What a wonderful, fun fillded week, so lovely that you got to meet some blog froends too! The book was such a beautiful idea & im sure very well received x

  10. Your book looks so pretty!!!!! Your so creative!!!!


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