Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Week of Surprises.....

Isn't she a monster?
Well, yes, in fact she is "Stella" the sock monster.
She is looking a little bleary eyed from jet lag - well, she has travelled 17,000kms across the globe from the U.K. to be here!
She is made by talented textile artist Gina Ferrari and my boys were the lucky winners of "Stella" in Trashy's "Bushfire Appeal Raffle"
Thank you Trash for organising it and for all the generous donations made both to the raffle and the appeal.
"Thank you Gina......"

The boys were not the only ones who were lucky enough to win something from the raffle -I just happen to win Lucy Locket and her friend Jane's Phoenix cards. They are just beautiful and such a wonderful selection too! I will not have to buy cards for the rest of the year!
Thank you Lucy and Jane!
Whilst out and about yesterday I popped into one of my local haunts and discovered this little treasure for $10!! "Gasp" I here you say! Yes, ladies $10.
It does have 1 small chip in the back but still, even with the chip it is still wonderful!
I don't collect Carlton Ware so it may end up on ebay....
Let me know if you do collect the "Buttercup" pattern and this is a piece you just have to have......
Now this little beauty has been added to my pink glass collection thanks to my lovely neighbour Sue who popped in last Friday bearing a belated birthday gift. Now, Sue knows I love anything pink - especially pink glass. I love it, Thanks Sue!
Have you had any nice surprises this week?
I hope you have, Kathryn. XX


Kerryanne English said...

Wow, Stella really is a beauty - in a sock monster kind of way.

The cards are lovely too Kathryn. It's always nice to have pretty cards on hand for any occasion that pops up.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Hmmm Surprises?? Yep R-A-I-N!!
Ilove that dish and $10 bucks wow!!!
The sock monster is particularly cute too.
Lots of goodies your way.
My friend is a phoniex trader too,The cards are just the best quality and such great designs...Love em!

i cant sew said...

my middle child got a surprise the other day, i will post about it when i get the chance.
love your show and tell.
%^_^% rosey

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Wow! I look a lot like that sock monster in the morning! ;)

M ^..^

Anonymous said...

I love sock monkies... so cool! KISMET!

Your dish is beautiful. The softness of the pink and yet it lets you know unmistakingly it's pink. SO pretty.

I'll have to get some pics tomorrow of the pretty vases left behind in a cupboard tucked in the back room.

Tanza said...

I LOVE the sock monkey.. Wouldn't these be fun to make with children ?! Rainy day craft I think.. You found wonderful treasures yesterday.. I collect pink glass, and have that little bowl.. Soo sweet.. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful day !!! hugs ~tea~

The Pink Poodle said...

hi kathryn....hope you survived all the wind??!!! if you get my drift!!

how lucky to receive those lovely gifts..
and your GOOOOOD find of the week..

AND the lovely pressie from your neighbour..
You are having a lovely week full of surprises so far..

hope it continues..

xx andrea

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous sock monster! Lucky boys. And what a beautiful pink bowl.
Suprises this week....hhmmm Adam got he job he applied for at Woolworths headquarters in Sydney, so that was a fab suprise....
~S~ xxx

CurlyPops said...

What fab raffle prizes you won, and the delivery was super speedy too!

clare said...

I love it all but the pink glass , just too beautiful !
clares craftroom

Gina said...

Pleased Stella was a hit - she looks a little shocked after her travels. Some lovely goodies there, especially the Carltonware rack.

Janellybelly said...

Hi Kathryn
I still have tears in my eyes from your comment on Kylie's blog for her 100th post giveaway!!!
All your goodies are so lovely - enjoy them all.
Janelle xx

MelMel said...

Lovely finds!
Cute sock monster!xxx

Annie said...

He is a monster!

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