Firstly, Custard says "hello" and wants to thank Penny for finding us both the theme tune to Roobarb and Custard. I would love to put it on my blog but, being averagely technophobic, I haven't worked out how to do it yet!
I've had some lovely snail mail recently. Over on my TEXTILE ART blog I showed you the beautiful textile art piece called "Autumn Leaves" that Cathie made for me in a recent swap - please have a look - it's just wonderful!
Last week I was so lucky to win a giveaway hosted by Chris Gray. My parcel of goodies came lovingly wrapped in red heart fabric
Inside was this lovely little sketchbook. The cover piece was beautifully stitched with gold stars, machine and hand embroidery and beading
Beautiful star detail
There were also some lovely bookmarks made by Chris and this wonderful hand made card with an elephant. Chris even wrote inside with the bestest RED pen I have ever seen!
CHRIS - THANK YOU FOR MY LOVELY GOODIES ♥
I have a real affection for elephants. They are so special because they remind me of my 40th birthday celebrated in Bangkok and Koh Samui, Thailand
Hubby and I went elephant riding through a Thai jungle and I had a very irregular Thai massage! Yes, I participated in an elephant show and NO - CHEEKY! I was not the star of the show! I had to lay down on a rug while an elephant gave me a massage with his foot all over my back. He was playful and gentle and loving. It tickled and made me giggle. Later, a baby elephant gave me a kiss on the cheek with his trunk! They are adorable animals ♥
This is one of the elephants we brought back from Thailand, just about everything we brought back is related to elephants one way or another!
Knowing that I ♥ elephants, this is a card that Jo gave me. It's made using Kibera paper from recycled materials by women who live in Kibera (the largest slum in Nairobi). They make and sell cards to provide an income for their families. This card was made by Ehphridah Ngoli
and this little cutie is a print I made in Rose Madder from a linocut that Jo made on one of our Crow Days. I loved her linocut so much I had to have a print from it!
Now before I forget, and elephants never do, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and I'd like to let you know about A Charming Exchange Breast Cancer Auction. Over 30 pieces of jewellery from the book, "A Charming Exchange" by Ruth Rae and Kelly Snelling, will be auctioned off and 100% of the profits will be going to Breast Cancer Research. If you are interested, please visit A Charming Exchange to find out more about the Auction
This is the piece of jewellery that I would love to own from the collection that will be auctioned
For helping to spread the word about the Auction there is also a giveaway to win a lovely piece of jewellery from the book
Well, better go, lots to do this week and I can't give these men any excuses ...
Have a fun week :o)