Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cupcake surprise!

Last week I purchased a new lamp from the very talented Mandii from "Shabby Dreaming". She sells revamped vintage lamps (on ebay) with a beautiful shabby cottage theme using beautiful shabby and chic fabrics from around the world, as well as perfect trims to compliment them. I received mine on Monday and was thrilled to bits! But not only did she send me the lamp but a cute little cupcake surprise as well! Thank you Mandii!
(It is the one on the top right in the mosaic)
It is sitting pretty with my other faux treats which were a gift, also, from my bloggy pal Kylie from "A Bite of Country Cupcakes". Kylie has finally set up her pretty blogshop "Bites of Country Cupcakes Home Shop" so pop over and have a look around at her beautifully handcrafted cuppies and other goodies.
I love the Lamington - it's one of my favourites!

funny little story....
I was doing the grocery shopping at ALDI yesterday with the boys in tow. We had finished packing and sorting and were ready to head to the car when we were struck with the most freakish wind and rain. The boys barely even MADE it to the car it was that windy. By the end of my loading of the car I was totally soaked. I had NEVER seen or experienced rain like it. I looked like a drowned rat! My hair was dripping, my clothes were dripping - I looked like i had been thrown into a swimming pool fully clothed!!
Needless to say, when we arrived home the groceries stayed in the car (it was cold) and I had my first hot bath in over 12 months...
Anything freakish happen to you lately?
Kathryn. XX


clare's craftroom said...

Love those cupcakes , they are really amazing !

Kate said...

Oh no - I hate that - it started pouring after shopping the otehr day so i just went for a drive while it rained and then when it stopped I went home - wasn't getting 3 fo them out of the car in that rain.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a beautiful selection of cakes! It has been really wet here this week too - hope it improves for the school holidays.

The Pink Poodle said...

hi kathryn..
firstly...KYLIE is soo talented....LOVE her NEW website featuring all her faux treats..

Second...MANDII's goodies are totally awesome..she is just soo talented..
I LUV both of these girls..

AND YES the weather...What more can i say..just missed a big tree falling over yesterday whilst driving from the post office..
cold one day...windy the next...118 degrees a few months ago??
at least you enjoyed a nice warm bath..

xx andrea

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Another Mandii Lamp...Lucky you!!!!1
And fancy you giving lil ol me a plug!
I have lots of new product to make more enticing cuppies,But With my new job...
Yikes! No time!
My Halo is really slipping trying to keep up!! Hee,hee...

And that wind was something else...
We have huge gum trees and they had HUge branches dropping like Twigs!

TattingChic said...

I've had that happen before with the sudden soaking rain. I don't have anything freakish to talk about of late. Thank heavens! :)

Nikki said...

Hmmm.. your timing for packing the car at Aldi was about as good as mine for going to the post office. I got soaked, too.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Hi Kathryn
Just wanted to say a quick 'thank you' for your kind message.

Kerryanne English said...

Crazy wind yesterday... we had a large tree uprooted and lost a very big and heavy branch off a gum tree. Thankfully no damage to our house.

Hope you enjoyed that bath and stayed warm and dry today.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

marie said...

Nothing freakness in my world ~ not right now anyway!

I love your cupcakes and other yummy goodies and I love the other blogs that you mentioned. I think I will check out your blog favorites during my lunch break today. Pretty blogs (like yours!) just make me smile!

NoƩmia said...

Oh, my God! This cupcakes are real? Mnhacmnhac! Wonderful!
I laughed a lot with your rain experience!
I can picture it in my head, ahahahahah!Sorry...
I've already have something like that but worse. Me and my husbant must get out of the car to change a tire in the midle of the deluge. We arrived home just like you, loking like have fall in the pool!
At the time seems a bad experience but now we have someyhing to tell and always laugh until tears !

Bunny said...

I just dicovered your blog and it is too too cute. I love all the tings you are selling in your etsy shop very nice work. I love your faux cupcakes and thanks for the links. Have a wonderful day, hope you can stay dry today. We did here you guys had a terrible storm in Austrailia. It is a dreary day here in Canada.

Annie said...

Cute little cakes Shabby. I was up in Mildura when the storm was on, and we had a HUGE dust storm. I just stayed inside with my trusty sewing machine.

Anonymous said...

I've just discoverd your fun blog. Let me tell you those sudden hard rains do happen here in the Mid West. We just had a bunch of it a couple of weeks ago. Then it's scorching hot. Today it's down 25 degrees. It's only 65 degrees.

Good to see you survived and hopefully no colds were caught. Thank you for having me and I hope you'll stop by to say hello.

shabbydreaming said...

Sweetie you are SOOO welcome!!! Im so thrilled my lamp has gone to such a gorgeous home!!! and was always a pleasure to send a little something sweet your way!!! Our homes are filled with each others talents!! I love it!!