Thursday, December 13, 2007

Presents and Prizes in the Post!


I recently went Christmas shopping at Lucy Blooms Blog shop. My order arrived beautifully presented in a vintage rose-fabric case. Inside were these lovely items, each hand made by Lucy. The quality of everything is excellent and they are such useful pretties too! I have to wrap them up as a Christmas present for a friend, but I am very tempted to keep some for myself!!
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Another parcel to arrive in the post this week, was from Louise, who arranged a private swap between the two of us. I received the vintage plaster half doll, which I intend to make a gown for over the Christmas break. She also kindly sent me one of her hand made lace corsages. I decided to add this to a lampshade in my living room.

Thank you Louise - I love the parcels that you sent to me - including all of the little extras!
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And finally, you may remember that I mentioned that I entered the Cath Kidston 'Make Your Own Stanley' competition, in a previous post. Well I am thrilled to bits because I actually won a runner-up prize!

Apparently they had so many entries that they decided to have three winners and eight runners up. I will receive some CK gift vouchers, which I will enjoy spending!
The entries can be seen here on the Cath Kidston website.

19 comments:

  1. Hello Niki! I had a hunch you were going to win with that darling pup you made!!! Congrats!!! Everything you purchased from Lucy is just lovely! I am glad you are pleased with our swap -- the doll looks happy in her new English-countryside home! =)

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  2. Congratulations NiKi - I just love the little Stanley you made.

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  3. Hello Niki - Congratulations!!! I was just going to email you to say that I had just received a Cath Kidston email with the winners listed and I found your lovely Stanley in pride of place, I wanted to say you really deserved your prize, I love your Stanley!
    Kimx
    Lovely things you've been buying too.

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  4. i was on the CK website and i saw your dog! Congrats to you. I knew you would win something for him, he is great. looks like you got some great stuff in the post too!

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  5. FANTASTIC news Niki... you must be over the moon!
    I was when I saw your little Stanley on the CK newsletter that arrived a second ago..
    Well deserved you clever girl!

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  6. Well done you! Look forward to seeing the results of your shopping expedition!

    Sue x

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  7. Congrats to you Niki!
    Enjoy,
    Rosemary

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  8. Congrats on being runner up! Stanley turned out so cute witht the lace fabric you used!! I am going to have to check the site out now.

    Becky
    xo

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  9. Love your goodies and what a gorgeous wrapping it arrived in!! What a treat!

    I just love your little Stanley...and I think yours was the best :))

    Heather

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  10. So the dog is a prize? That has got to be one collector's item schnauzer! *moss-green with envy*
    folk art and art glass

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  11. Well done Nicki, in fact FANTASTIC to get a runner up, especially when you think how many people entered WOW!.
    I love your swaps, they are so much fun, I have done a couple and have loved every single one.
    Your gifts are gorgeous.
    Have a super weekend
    Lynn xx

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  12. Anonymous3:34 pm

    Mnay congartuations Niki your Stanley is adorable and deserved a prize.
    Carolyn
    Willow House

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  13. Jackie M5:08 pm

    Well done Niki, I hoped your Stanley would win, he really is super. Jackie Mx

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  14. Hi Niki,
    I just knew your Stanley would win a prize, I still maintain he's the best one! Thank you so much for the mention, and the lovely things you said. When I saw the first pic, I didn't recognise it at first, it's funny how your own stuff looks different when it's not your own pic. Your swap goodies are lovely too. Hmm, I never thought to use wallpaper for wrapping Christmas presents, what a good idea! Hope you had a good time with your guests, have a good weekend.
    best wishes,
    Lucy

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  15. Hi Niki, Congratulations on your lovely winner! He's gorgeous xx

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  16. Niki, How wonderful that you won the CK contest. Your Stanley is just adorable! You truly are the most talanted Gal. I'm a huge fan of both you and Cath's who just happen to be the best designers around :-} I enjoy stopping by your blog to visit, it always gives me some much needed smiles. Happy hoildays to you, your daughters and hubby too. ~Mary~

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  17. Hi Niki,

    I knew your Stanley would win a prize, well done!

    You have some lovely things there - aren't Louise's corsages gorgeous - yours looks lovely on the lace lampshade.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Clare x

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  18. Oh wow Nickie! Your vintage fabrics are so pretty! The beautiful things you are going to make with all that!
    Lovely pouch and pretties you bought too!
    Have a Merry Merry Christmas!

    tea
    xo

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  19. Well done on the prize for Stanley although I have to say I think you should have won first prize. I had a look at all the entries and thought yours was by far the cutest.

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Niki xx