Monday, March 21, 2011

A very Pippi Birthday...and some other stuff

Wow, it was a busy weekend, but lovely all the same...I visited a festival, caught up with girlfriends and had people for a lovely barbecue lunch on Sunday. Today I am making a special wedding gift for someone very dear to me. She is marrying her love this Friday, and I can't wait to share photos of what I'm sure will be a beautiful day...they have requested that the wedding gifts be handmade - isn't that lovely? This pic of Elspeth and I was taken about a year ago at a market where she sells her beautiful paintings. Have I told you how much I adore this girl?
Shhhh....don't tell her, but this is what I am making...

...and just some random stuff...

I have been inspired all over again because of this beautiful song...there is something magical about this beautiful performance by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Glee did a version last week, which was amazing (I love Glee!)

I am reading this amazing book and can't seem to put it down...I am a huge Dean Koontz fan. Yes, it's a thriller, but it's also about the amazing bond between humans and dogs. In this case Golden Retrievers...I had my beautiful retriever Bo for 15 years. He was my first dog after leaving home and in fact my first 'baby' before my girls. (just realised I say amazing a lot...)
Speaking of Golden's, have you seen Vanessa's new little man? He is a sweetheart...aren't puppies the best?

Also speaking of dogs, have you all seen this beautiful friendship between a dog and an elephant? Two of my favourite animals. Now if only humans could learn something from these two, and accept each other's differences....hmmm, it would be a much nicer world.

Ooh, I almost forgot to tell you....guess who turns one today? Happy Birthday little Pip! I have to tell you, this little girl melts my heart. She is so lovely, and such good company. Today she gets extra cuddles and belly rubs...look at how she's grown!

I'll be back in a few days with some photos of Elspeth's wedding - I am so looking forward to it!

"When you pet a dog or listen to a cat purring, thinking may subside for a moment and a space of stillness arises within you, a doorway into Being" - Eckhart Tolle


  1. It looks like you have been very busy. I think homemade gifts are always the best. Happy Birthday to Pippi, she is a cutie.

  2. From our home to yours ... we wish Pip a very Happy Birthday! She is most adorable! Those eyes melt your heart ...

    I think the idea of receiving handmade gifts for the wedding gift giving is splendid! Each of those treasures will add such depth to their home as well as soulful reminders of the friendships that made and bestowed them. Ingenious!

    I wish many years of love and happiness to the young couple! May their special day be all they hoped for and more! :))

  3. Yay Tina!!! weee..I am smiling and giggling..what a fabulous post..ooh Happiest Birthday Sweet Pippi! Wishing Pippi lots of birthday puppy sparkles!! cute!

    Love the photo of you and your are both beauties....she looks like a very magical soul! Beautiful art! cool..she will love awesome is that! have a wonderful time..congrats to her!!

    Thankyou for another magical post!
    HUgs and sparkles my friend!

  4. Your Pippi is such a doll! I love her! Give her a big kiss for me :0) My daughter just got engaged and she wants a "shabby-cozy-handmade" wedding. We will be busy for a while! Too bad you are so far away, am sure you'd be a great source of inspiration. Have a super weekend XO

  5. Hello my friend! You are my first stop on my wonderful blog tour evening! What a fabulous post...I chuckled when I read about your love for Dean R. Koontz.....LOVE his books!! Pip is a birthday rock star!!! xoxo

  6. Happy birthday to Pip! What a sweet face. I love Glee, as well. I never miss an episode. I love any show that makes me smile, cry, sing and dance - all in the same episode! Landslide is an amazingly beautiful song. :) Hope you have been well - I will look forward to seeing photos of your friend's wedding. Theresa :)

  7. Wow you have been BUSY!!! What beautiful photos you are sharing today! Thanks for dropping by with sweet words and weighing in on my decision making regarding Art... I too am glad I decided to follow my Heart and continue to create for Bliss and Joy!

    Happy Spring!!! Dawn... The Bohemian

  8. Hi Tina...hope you are in the midst of having fabulous fun at the wedding..enjoy and happy wkd!


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